The Department of Finance at Hofstra University is just 25 miles from the financial capital of the world in New York City. Get a broad-based education with courses in corporate finance, financial markets and investments. You will get hands-on experience with the same technology and software that finance professionals use, and opportunities to apply what you've learned through internships and student organizations – the kind of experience sought after by the industry. Students in the Department of Finance have access to:
- The Martin B. Greenberg trading room, one of the largest and most sophisticated academic trading rooms in the world with 34 Bloomberg terminals and industry-standard databases. Students can earn a Bloomberg Essentials certification before they graduate.
- Courses taught by faculty with scholarly and practical experience, including many with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation – the gold standard in global finance.
- Internships at leading institutions including Goldman Sachs, Capital One Bank and Northwestern Mutual.
- Active, well-regarded student organizations – the Financial Management Association and the Pride Investment Club, which in 2012 placed second in a highly competitive regional investment management contest.
- An annual Finance Seminar Series that brings in world-renowned scholars to discuss their research in an informal setting
- The Center for International Financial Services and Markets, which sponsors global conferences and speaker series. Recent conferences have focused on microfinance and business partnerships between the U.S. and China.