Why Choose Nazareth for Finance?

Job growth is strong in the finance field, with the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-2017 edition reporting that careers in finance have anticipated growth of up to 30% through 2024. The finance degree program at Nazareth College helps you gain an understanding of the flow of financial resources and the important role financial management plays in every organization.

Coursework teaches you how to access, utilize, and interpret financial information through the use of analytical and software tools. Finance majors develop a framework for evaluating capital investment decisions based on risk, cash flow, cost of capital, and required return on investment (ROI) as well as an understanding of the mechanics of financial markets, investments, and portfolio theory.

 Program Highlights

  • Seminar-style classes offer individual mentoring from professors.
  • A foundation in the mechanics of corporate finance, financial markets, investments, and portfolio theory.
  • Instruction on the use of analytical tools and software tools for accessing, utilizing, and interpreting financial information. You will apply these tools to real-life problems and decisions.
  • Hands on experience through the completion of an internship from a variety of opportunities. This will give you the opportunity to make connections in your field and learn by doing. You can participate in more than one internship if your schedule allows, including an international experience.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Cathy A. Leverone

Cathy A. Leverone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 184C

Education: B.S. in Administration, University of New Hampshire; M.S. in Finance, Boston College Graduate School of Management

Teaching and Research Interests: Tax, finance, and small business and financial literacy

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Reginold Caradine, alum of the finance degree program, finance major at Nazareth College

Alumni Spotlight: Reginold Caradine '14

Finance major with a double minor in economics and business management. Financial Analyst at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training in Syracuse, NY

"My professors were always willing to help, which showed me that they cared about my success not only in school, but also beyond. It was more than just having them be available to answer questions, it was the openness of the relationship that made me want to use the time for one-on-one learning."

Example Careers

  • Financial manager
  • Loan officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial adviser  

Internships/Field Experiences

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Manning & Napier
  • Harris Geospatial
  • Toshiba Business Solutions
  • Epic Advisors
  • Capstone Real Estate Development
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • LVW Advisors
  • Nazareth Controller's Office
  • Principal Financial