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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.

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 and 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. In addition to the Finance Major, a Finance concentration is available in the Business Administration Major.

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Salary Potential

$121,750

Financial manager salary

$65K-$169K

salary range

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Internships

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

Career Options

  • 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
For more information


chukwuogorc@easternct.edu
(860) 465-5393

Alumni Testimonials

Kendrick Constant ’18
Finance

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
Finance

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
Finance

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
Finance

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.”