Skip to Main Site Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer
Back To Top

Finance Major

decorative edge

Why Study Finance?

Finance is an excellent choice for students seeking skills essential for careers in money management, real estate, and investment. Our program prepares students for the dynamic fast-paced, and high-demand industry, emphasizing resource allocation, management, acquisition, and investment, laying a robust foundation for opportunities in brokerage firms, insurance companies, and the banking industry.

decorative edge

Why Study Finance at Eastern?

Eastern’s Finance program is designed to equip students for entry into the financial services sector, corporate roles, or graduate school. Our faculty places a priority on developing analytical, communication, and quantitative skills, ensuring students are well-prepared for successful careers. To align education with specific goals, we encourage the selection of a minor – those interested in financial analysis can choose data analytics or economics, while those fascinated by global financial markets may opt for international business. What distinguishes our finance major is the distinct advantage of small class sizes, providing individual attention and fostering strong connections between students and faculty. This personalized approach empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic and high-demand finance field.

Students looking at overhead display
decorative edge


  • 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


Median salary, Financial Manager


Median salary, Personal Financial Advisor


Salary range

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hands-on Learning

Student standing in front of business logo


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

Members of Delta Mu Delta posing for a photo

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
Students standing behind table with sign for Women in Business club

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
decorative edge
For more information
(860) 465-5512

decorative edge

Alumni Testimonials

Ryan Kelley

Ryan Kelley '16

Ryan is a producer with Merit Insurance who was named the 2020 Young Insurance Professional of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Kelly is known for his expertise in the life science and tech products sectors. “As a producer, it’s a great opportunity to build relationships with your underwriters, surplus-lines brokers and vendors who you rely on to write business.”

Kendrick Constant ’18

Kendrick Constant ’18

Kendrick is an experience assurance associate at RSM, after previously interning 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. She now works as a product delivery specialist at Hartford Steam Boiler. “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

Elida is an administrative associate at Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing. "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 in a senior underwriter consultant at Aetna. “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.”