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FINANCE

Why Choose Finance?

The Elmira College program combines a business curriculum and finance coursework. You learn essential business skills and specialized finance knowledge necessary for a variety of careers. EC professors have real-world business and finance experience, allowing them to teach you the practical skills necessary to reach your goals.

Students at EC have the option to take courses that qualify them for the CFP® exam as part of their undergraduate work. EC is one of only 31 schools in the Northeast with a CFP® Board-recognized undergraduate program that fulfills the education requirement to sit for the exam.

In addition, EC is a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, meaning the College incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and places emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This positions EC students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. The College also is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

For students wishing to earn their graduate degree, EC offers finance students a 3+1 option, providing students a bachelor's and master's degree in just four years. Click here to view the curriculum requirements.

What Finance Will Teach You!

The EC finance degree is broken into three parts: a business core, a finance core and finance electives. Electives allow for a general finance major or provide the opportunity to concentrate in financial analysis and/or financial planning. Our financial planning concentration is a CFP® Board Registered Program and satisfies the education coursework required for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.

Students also have access to the Malesardi Finance Trading Room on campus, which provides an opportunity for students to have access to real information in real time and start planning a career in fincance. Students will have access to software such as:

Where Finance Can Take You!

A finance degree prepares you for a variety of careers in the business world. Broad finance job categories include: corporate finance, financial analysis and financial planning. Careers include: commercial banker, investment banker, asset manager, financial planner, financial analyst, actuary and financial examiner.

Why Choose Finance?

The Elmira College program combines a business curriculum and finance coursework. You learn essential business skills and specialized finance knowledge necessary for a variety of careers. EC professors have real-world business and finance experience, allowing them to teach you the practical skills necessary to reach your goals.

Students at EC have the option to take courses that qualify them for the CFP® exam as part of their undergraduate work. EC is one of only 31 schools in the Northeast with a CFP® Board-recognized undergraduate program that fulfills the education requirement to sit for the exam.

In addition, EC is a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, meaning the College incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and places emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This positions EC students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. The College also is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

For students wishing to earn their graduate degree, EC offers finance students a 3+1 option, providing students a bachelor's and master's degree in just four years. Click here to view the curriculum requirements.

What Finance Will Teach You!

The EC finance degree is broken into three parts: a business core, a finance core and finance electives. Electives allow for a general finance major or provide the opportunity to concentrate in financial analysis and/or financial planning. Our financial planning concentration is a CFP® Board Registered Program and satisfies the education coursework required for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.

Students also have access to the Malesardi Finance Trading Room on campus, which provides an opportunity for students to have access to real information in real time and start planning a career in fincance. Students will have access to software such as:

Where Finance Can Take You!

A finance degree prepares you for a variety of careers in the business world. Broad finance job categories include: corporate finance, financial analysis and financial planning. Careers include: commercial banker, investment banker, asset manager, financial planner, financial analyst, actuary and financial examiner.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:

Honor Societies:


Clubs:

  • Financial Management Association Elmira College Student Chapter - The Financial Management Association (FMA) has more than 3,000 student members in 175+ active chapters around the world. FMA's Student Chapter Programs provide networking opportunities, career development resources and exclusive finance-related content.
  • Investment Club - The Investment Club was founded by Patrick Schmelzinger '20. The club holds an annual virtual trading contest that is open to all students. The contest uses an up-to-date virtual trading platform and allows students to invest a hypothetical sum in stocks, mutual funds, ETF's, bonds and commodities of their choosing.

Internships:

To prepare our students for careers, Elmira College offers numerous internship opportunities. Students have interned at major banks, brokerage firms and asset managers.


Career Opportunities:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business and financial occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Median annual wage for business and financial occupations was higher than the average median annual wage.