Wilkes University

BBA in Finance

Finance

Finance majors at Wilkes begin their studies with a two-semester sequence that covers all the relevant topics associated with financial management and planning.

Subsequent courses cover other topics such as investment management, long-term strategic financial planning, risk management and insurance, and money and banking.

The most common career path for graduates in this major is in the financial division of a multiline business and may lead to the chief financial officer (CFO) position. Other paths are to be found in the banking, insurance, and securities industries. For those considering an academic career, the major may lead to an MBA and/or doctoral program. Finally, a Finance Major has the flexibility to choose a skill path that emphasizes such areas as marketing, quantitative analysis, or systems design and management.

Internships

We believe each student needs to gain field experience before graduation to better prepare themselves for the real world so internships are required. As a private, non-profit school of our size, we can help secure internships specific to your field of study. Our recent students have interned with:

  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Scott Trade
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sovereign Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Benco Dental

Alumni Outcomes

Our graduates have found career success in a variety of areas. Current employers include:

  • Prudential
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Scott Trade
  • Bank of America

Personal and Professional Development

The Personal and Professional Development series, unique to Wilkes Sidhu School students, will engage you in a process of discovery and development. You'll explore knowledge, values, learning styles and competencies as you lead by doing. After learning about yourself and finding your strengths and weaknesses, the class will explore professional skills that can add to your career development. These courses include resume writing and interview skills and also include practical advice on email correspondence, social events with coworkers, and other situations young professionals often find themselves facing.

Accreditation

The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.


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