Why Choose Nazareth for Finance?

Finance majors at Nazareth University benefit from:

  • Engaging with faculty who are committed to student success
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Exposure to various industry professionals
  • Strong alumni connections provide multiple internship opportunities and jobs
  • 70+ study abroad opportunities, including programs with classes taught in English in multiple countries

 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
  • Finance majors have flexibility and often add a second major or a minor, or travel abroad.
  • 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
  • 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, your academic advisor, and your career coach

Job outlook

Financial manager jobs are projected to grow 16 percent (much faster than average for all occupations), and financial analyst jobs are expected to grow 8%, from 2022 to 2032, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Preparing changemakers

Interdisciplinary coursework in economics, accounting, statistics, and business leadership enables you to understand how finance interacts with other fields, fostering a holistic view of the business world. You'll learn to assess complex financial situations, analyze data, and make informed decisions — skills that are transferable to many aspects of life, enabling you to more broadly approach problems and challenges.

Program Details

Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions
Zachary Mullally, alum of the finance degree program, finance major at Nazareth College

Alumni Spotlight: Zachary Mullally '21

Portfolio management associate, Cobblestone Capital Advisors

Major: finance
Minors: economics, financial planning

"The dedication from the professors was unmatched. The financial planning program specifically incorporated invaluable knowledge and experience from practicing professionals. Seeing how the textbook material applied to actual clients/scenarios in the real world allowed me to better conceptualize topics and understand their true value outside of the classroom. The investments and estate planning courses were some of the most beneficial to what I do today. The professors set the bar high and provided us with numerous opportunities to apply our knowledge as we progressed through each lesson. They made it clear that they were dedicated to seeing their students succeed. As a result, I was able to pass my CFP® and Series 65 exams, which are integral to my role in wealth management."

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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
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