Study finance near the industry’s capital of the world at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, home to one of the largest and most sophisticated academic trading rooms in the nation.

With close proximity to New York City, you will have access to internships at leading financial institutions including BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Morgan Stanley.

Gain hands-on experience trading with our Student Managed Investment Fund which manages an investment pool of real money. As a portfolio manager or analyst, present your analysis to alumni and other executives working in the field.

Learn from a diverse group of faculty who have worked in finance and who conduct research in the field, supported by our Center for International Financial Services and Markets which hosts global conferences and executive speaker series. Tap into our Advisory Board of executives through networking opportunities, courses, and student organizations. 

Degree Programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in finance to prepare you for the technology-driven field today.

  • As an undergraduate, you can major or minor in Finance or pursue a dual-degree to earn your bachelor’s degree and an MBA. See a sampling of courses.
  • We offer graduate degree programs including master of science in Finance or Quantitative Finance; and a master of business administration in Finance. Learn more about our graduate degree programs

Finance

Career Paths

Studying finance will allow you to work across industries and sectors. Use your skills to work in businesses of all types and sizes. A degree in finance can prepare you for these and other positions:

  • Actuary
  • Analyst
  • Compliance officer
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Trader
  • Venture capitalist

Martin B. Greenberg

Trading Room

Among the largest academic trading rooms in the country. Students get hands-on experience learning about financial services here.

 

Internships

Helping you chase your dreams

Gaining experience to shape your career at financial institutions of various sizes and within financial roles at organizations across sectors.

 

Student Managed Investment Fund

Hands-on learning in the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, among the largest academic trading rooms in the country.

Course Participation

Students participate through FIN155A and FIN155B and are supported by a Supervisory Board.

Roles and Responsibilities

Students serve as portfolio managers and analysts.

Portfolio Overview

Since the Hofstra SMIF began operations in the fall 2016 semester its equity returns through January 15, 2020 have been 52.07% versus the Russell 3000 of 47.85% and benchmark S&P 500 returns of 50.69%.

Contact Us

CHAIR

Edward Zychowicz, PhD

Phone
516-463-5699

Email
Edward.J.Zychowicz@hofstra.edu

SENIOR EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Anjanette Cooper

Phone
516-463-5698

Fax
516-463-4834

Email
Anjanette.S.Cooper@hofstra.edu

Study Finance

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Professor sitting in Trading Room with students