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Finance Major

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Why Study Finance?

Finance is the study of money management. It is a dynamic and fast-paced industry focused on resource allocation, resource management, acquisition and investment. Finance students enter a promising job market with a variety of career opportunities. Graduates are in high demand in brokerage firms, insurance companies, the foreign exchange market, and the banking industry.

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Why Study Finance at Eastern?

The Finance major prepares students to enter the financial services sector, work in a corporate setting or enroll in graduate school. With a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the major is designed to develop students’ intellectual skills for problem solving, communication, critical thinking, and technical/quantitative analysis. In addition, students gain understanding of ethical issues and knowledge of the principles, theories and regulations in Finance. Eastern graduates have a distinct advantage in the marketplace, as a liberal arts education with a major in Finance places them in an enviable position with companies seeking graduates who are morally and ethically suited for today’s business challenges.

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  • The Banking and Real Estate concentration is excellent preparation for a career in banking management, real estate financing and related fields. Students select three courses from four options, including Financial Management, Real Estate Finance, Bank Management and Financial Derivatives.

    View Finance Major: Degree Requirements Details

  • The Investment concentration provides students with a range of knowledge related to personal investment, retirement planning and more. Students select three courses from four options, including Personal Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Derivatives and Wealth Management.

    View Finance Major: Degree Requirements Details

Salary Potential


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* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hands-on Learning

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Finance majors intern at financial services organizations, insurance companies and other businesses, helping them learn valuable skills and confirming their career choices.

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Delta Mu Delta

Eastern finance majors have the opportunity to be inducted into Delta Mu Delta (DMD), the international honor society for accounting, business administration, business information systems and finance. DMD has grown into an international honor society that reaches more than 175 countries and has more than 160,000 members.

Delta Mu Delta
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Women in Business Club

Women in Business seeks to expand connections with influential leaders and promote a meaningful experience for Eastern students seeking business careers.

Business Connections

Career Options

Students who pursue undergraduate degrees in Finance can have rewarding and successful careers in a variety of professional fields, including:

  • Commercial, Investment or Mortgage Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Securities Firms
  • Commodity Firms
  • Funds, Trusts and Financial Establishments
  • Real Estate
  • Venture Capital
  • Mutual Funds
  • Pension and Investment Firms

Successful Alumni

Recent Eastern students who earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance are at the following companies and professional/graduate schools:

  • Teach for America
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Vinfen
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Aetna Incorporated
  • Cigna Corporation
  • Kore Associate Group, inc
  • Tribune Company
  • Community Residences Incorporated
  • Yale University
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Alumni Testimonials

Kendrick Constant ’18

Kendrick Constant ’18

Kendrick interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Working with the Campus Recruiting Team helped me realize what PricewaterhouseCoopers looks for in an employee, and now I see that they look for ‘the best of the best.’ As a student, it’s rewarding to know that your hard work is not in vain.”

Audrey Foster ’17

Audrey Foster ’17

Audrey interned at Stewart Staffing Solutions and Recruitment Group. “Internships are important because they allow students to apply their educational experiences to real-world situations. They provide students with an opportunity to work in their field of interest and determine if they want to pursue a career in that industry upon graduation.”

Elida DeJesus ’18

Elida DeJesus ’18

“I work as an OEM Sales Associate at NEOPERL, Inc.--a global company that specializes in technical components for water movement applications. From calculating profit margins to tracking exchange-rate fluctuations, Eastern’s challenging courses and helpful professors provided me with the knowledge and confidence needed to work in the field of business and finance.”

Ruth Eragene ’18

Ruth Eragene ’18

Ruth works as a teller at Dutch Point Credit Union. “My professors have been helpful in pointing me toward different opportunities as a student — such as a program with the Harvard Divinity School — as well as different career options. It’s clear they genuinely care about the future of their students, which is why I love Eastern.”