Do you have a talent for math and statistics? Are you a gamer who finds yourself following the stock market and business news the way your friends analyze box scores? Then you should consider studying finance, which is a great foundation for a career on Wall Street, in government, or as an entrepreneur.
Finance majors develop analytical skills to navigate a wide range of professional environments. Ethics and integrity are central to the study of finance, as employers and clients will look to you to offer sound, knowledgeable guidance. Hofstra offers a major in Finance. In addition, we offer minors in Finance and Finance for Mathematics Majors.
BBA in Finance
As a student in our finance program, you will learn how to assess risk and use financial modeling to game out different strategies and scenarios. You will develop an understanding of how economic policy moves markets and drives values. And you will study and learn how individuals make decisions about money and investing, and how those decisions affect big-picture outcomes.
Learn from the Experts
Learn from faculty who have worked on the street and who conduct research in the field and through our Center for International Financial Services and Markets which hosts global conferences and executive speaker series.
The Student Experience
There are several student clubs that focus on finance: the Hofstra chapter of ALPHA, a national professional development organization; the Investment Analysis Association; and the Hofstra Investment Banking Association, which hosts executive speakers, organizes company visits, sponsors students to attend national conferences, and participates in service projects in the community.
Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room
Students get hands-on experience learning about financial services in one of the largest academic trading rooms in the country.
Student Managed Investment Fund
The Student Managed Investment Fund provides the unique experiential learning opportunity for students to manage an investment pool of real money. Students participate through two courses and those who meet a number of qualifying requirements are afforded the opportunity and responsibility of gaining experience as portfolio managers and security analysts.
Center for International Financial Services and Markets (CIFSM)
The mission of the Center for International Financial Services and Markets is to promote and facilitate faculty and student study in the field of international financial services and markets, and to communicate knowledge and information in this field.
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.
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