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

With 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.

About the Department

Gain hands-on experience trading with our Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 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.


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.



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 (SMIF)

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%.


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