The Finance Major at Wilkes is constructed upon the Sidhu School's common foundation courses and the General Education requirements of the University. Finance Majors begin their studies with Fin 340-341. These two semester courses cover 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 that may move up the corporate ladder to the 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 marketing, quantitative analysis or systems design.
The Finance major requires an additional 27 credits, including
Requirements for the Finance Major (27 credits total) Credits