Finance Major and Minor
Get more. More economic theory and more courses related to finance than is typical in undergraduate programs. All rounded out by a strong liberal arts foundation, expert faculty, and a large and successful alumni network well known in the industry for connecting Albion students with opportunities.
Why Study Finance at Albion?
The Albion name carries a certain currency in the financial and business world. Our rigorous 10-unit course program combined with a competitive internship in the field sets up students to launch impactful careers immediately after graduation.
Our faculty are experts in their field, but even more important, they are teachers first. Over the course of your studies at Albion, you’ll come to know them not only as professors, but as mentors and friends who are invested in your success.
What Will You Learn as a Finance Major?
In your first courses, you’ll be able to describe, explain, and integrate fundamental concepts underlying accounting, finance and economics.
You’ll also begin to apply quantitative skills to help analyze and solve finance problems.
Later, you’ll learn how economic variables impact financial decision making and how international factors affect U.S. financial markets.
And vital, in-the-field learning will come through an internship as you begin to apply knowledge from classes focusing on corporate finance and the stock, bond and derivatives markets.
Set yourself apart in a competitive job market by gaining hands-on experience through an internship. In recent years, our students have interned for Goldman Sachs; NorthPointe Capital; Lawrence, Evans & Co. Investment Bank; Ernst & Young; Baird Investment Bank; Rehmann and Robson Accounting; Hartline Investment Company; Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Quicken Loans; Pfizer; and Heitman Real Estate Investment.
Take your learning outside the classroom with fellow finance majors and students majoring in other Economics and Management programs. Join our Investment Club, where you’ll manage a real stock portfolio; Delta Sigma Pi, our co-ed business fraternity; Omicron Delta Epsilon, our economics honor
The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management admits a class of 35-40 Albion students each year to its leadership development program. The program features required internships and training in networking, resume building, business etiquette, employer site visits, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an international business project with students in France.
Study Away Opportunities
As a finance major, you’re a perfect candidate to take advantage of Albion’s many off-campus opportunities, including in global financial centers. Learn how a company or industry you’re interested in really works by interning through The Philadelphia Center or experience international finance firsthand by studying abroad.
Careers & Outcomes
As a finance major, you’ll receive a broad undergraduate education that prepares you to adapt and learn in a rapidly changing field. You’ll also benefit from close ties to our strong network of alumni. Many of our students pursue careers in corporate finance, banking, law, government, retail or management or further their education in an MBA program. Below are examples of some of the professions our students choose, as well as employers our alumni have gone on to work for.
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Personal Financial Advisor
- Management Consultant
- Corporate Attorney
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- TD Securities
- Ernst & Young
- Intel Corporation
- NCA Group
- Albion Economic Development Corporation