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 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 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