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The Elmira College Finance degree program combines a rigorous business curriculum and comprehensive finance coursework.
At Elmira, you’ll have the opportunity to build hands-on experience without ever leaving campus. As you work toward your bachelor’s in Finance, you’ll have access to the Malesardi Finance Trading Room, which will allow you to work with real information in real time and start planning your career. We also offer state-of-the-art finance software, including live trading simulations, access to Morningstar Research Center, and a running ticker that scans and posts the latest market information. Additionally, Bloomberg Certification will be incorporated into your coursework. You’ll have the option to take courses that qualify you for the Certified Financial Planners exam as part of your undergraduate studies. Elmira 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.
"I don't think any other college is going to have that hands-on experience that EC has."
Martin Kapoian '22
Through our Finance Degree program, you will learn essential skills and specialized knowledge that will help you excel in a wide variety of careers, from commercial banking to asset management. Our professors have real-world industry experience, which means they are finance and business experts and can equip you with the practical skills needed to achieve your goals. That’s why 98% of finance graduates are admitted to graduate school or employed within six months of graduation. Pursue both your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance plus a Master of Science (MS) in Management and graduate in the same time frame as your peers. Elmira’s unique Finance 3+1 program offers you the opportunity to earn two degrees in just four years. With complementary undergraduate and graduate degrees, you’ll be equipped for career success upon graduation. Alumni from this program have gone on to lead in the field of finance and excel as accountants, analysts, and financial directors.
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The Finance major offers three distinct concentrations: general finance, financial analysis, and financial planning. Regardless of which concentration(s) you choose, the coursework is designed to equip you with cutting-edge skills and knowledge to succeed in the finance sector.
A Finance degree prepares you for a variety of careers in the business world. You could pursue jobs in corporate finance, financial analysis, and financial planning sectors.
To prepare our students for careers, Elmira College offers numerous internship opportunities. Recently, finance students have interned at major banks and brokerage firms, and as asset managers. In fact, 100% of Elmira students complete at least one internship before graduation.
The Business Administration and Economics faculty at Elmira are dedicated to your success, both in the classroom and beyond.
Do you have questions about the Finance program? Please contact us.