Why Choose Nazareth for Finance?

Finance majors at Nazareth College benefit from:

  • Engaging with faculty who are committed to student success
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Exposure to various industry professionals
  • Strong alumni connections who provide multiple internship opportunities and jobs
  • Study abroad opportunities, including semester-long programs with  classes taught in English in Chengdu, China; Berlin, Germany; and multiple programs in France.

 Program Highlights

  • Gain a foundation in the mechanics of corporate finance, financial markets, investments, and portfolio theory
  • Use financial industry data platforms in Nazareth's state-of-the-art finance lab
  • Apply analytical and software tools to real-life problems and decisions
  • Invest part of Nazareth's endowment portfolio through the student-managed Golden Flyer Investment Fund
  • Get mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis through the global Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge
  • Gain experience in research, patience, and independent thinking through the Adirondack Cup small-cap fund competition
  • Build your connections and resume through one or more paid and/or credit-bearing internships
  • Take seminar-style classes and receive individualized mentoring from professors

Job outlook

Careers in finance are expected to grow up to 30% through 2024, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-2017 edition.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Cathy A. Leverone

Cathy A. Leverone

Clinical Assistant Professor, Finance Program Director in Business and Leadership, 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, small business, and financial literacy

"When students are not sure which path to pursue, I encourage them to do internships in both corporate finance and investments, and the Center for Life’s Work puts together amazing internship opportunities for them and helps guide them to make the most out of these experiences."

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Hannah Brackley, alum of the finance degree program, finance major at Nazareth College

Alumni Spotlight: Hannah Brackley '15

Majors: finance and economics

Research assistant, Manning & Napier investment firm

"What sticks out most about my Nazareth experience is the coaching and mentoring from my professors and the internships I did each summer, starting my freshman year. I interned at an investment firm for my finance major and at a hospital for my human resource minor. At the start of my senior year, Nazareth's internship director connected me with a specific recruiter for an informational interview that turned into a job interview. During the interview I stood out because of my internships — which helped lead to a job offer six months before I graduated. At Manning & Napier, I like the challenge of researching a variety of different companies and enjoy continuous learning, coaching, and mentoring from my colleagues."

Example Careers

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

Internships and Employers

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Manning & Napier
  • LVW Advisors
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Principal Financial
  • B&P — Harris Corporation
  • Capstone Real Estate Development
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Nazareth Controller's Office
  • CSC Generation
  • Pyramid Brokerage Company