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Finance

About Our Program

The world today faces unprecedented challenges when it comes to funding public health efforts, environmental initiatives, education, and other essential goods and services. These challenges demand creative problem solvers who can approach them from different perspectives, understand how they intersect, and articulate informed solutions. That’s where St. Lawrence’s finance major—and you—come in. 

As a finance major at St. Lawrence, all of your coursework—from core classes to electives—will strengthen the critical thinking and writing skills you’ll need to analyze problems and communicate strategies to address them. As you gain confidence and a better sense of what a career in finance might look like for you, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to tap into our top-ranked alumni network. They’re eager to mentor you, answer your questions, and help you see where your St. Lawrence degree can take you.

 

Program Offerings

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Learning Experiences to Prepare for Your Career

Once you build a foundation of financial and economic theory, you’ll begin to expand your worldview, hone analytical skills, and sharpen your interests with compelling electives and interdisciplinary courses. The passions that emerge will inform your faculty-mentored research projects, co-curricular pursuits, and career exploration opportunities.

Learn by doing, connecting, and using professional tools in a real-world environment. Our majors get hands-on career experience, made possible by passionate faculty, staff, and alumni.

Bloomberg Terminal

Access to the Bloomberg Terminal is made possible thanks to generous alumni gifts and available for you to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data like professionals in the financial services sector. 

SLU Connect Trips

Spend part of your winter break connecting with alumni where they live and work, and get a sense of how finance majors like you are making an impact across the country—from New York City to Washington D.C. to San Francisco. 

LINC Mentor Program

Polish your resume, practice interviewing, and develop your networking skills while working one-on-one with a Laurentian mentor. In addition to taking diversity and inclusion attributes into account, we strive to match students with mentors who reflect their career interests, giving you an opportunity to receive first-hand advice from a mentor who understands the inner workings of finance in any number of industries.

Study Abroad

Choose from more than 30 semester-long programs offered in more than 20 international locations, including Spain, Vienna, China, Denmark, and Kenya. Use your study abroad experience to enhance your understanding of finance, banking, and monetary policy beyond the U.S. 

Explore Our Programs

The London Program

Study history and current socio-economic issues while immersing yourself in this vibrant global city—which is also the hub of international banking and trading. Conclude your semester with a month-long work study in any number of possible workplaces, from local government offices to international trade and investment agencies.

Study Finance in New York City

Other U.S-based off-campus study programs include a Liberal Arts in New York City experience, which includes an internship with a Manhattan-based business or nonprofit.

Among the 150+ clubs and organizations at St. Lawrence, you’ll find many that involve financial management, entrepreneurship, and fiscal policy, including: 

  • Crown Royalty Investment Club 
  • Class Council 
  • Thelomathesian Society
  • The Entrepreneurship Club
  • Divest SLU
  • SLU Democrats
  • Model U.N.
  • Women in Business
  • SLU Republicans
  • SLU Environmental Action Organization
  • Model O.A.S.
  • PLEN Chapter

Why St. Lawrence for Finance

94%

of recent graduates are employed or continuing their education within a year

#3

alumni network in the nation

(The Princeton Review, 2021)

500+

Laurentian mentors

Alumni, parents, and friend volunteers help facilitate our SLU Connect program in places like New York City, Big Sky, Mont., and San Francisco.

73%

of St. Lawrence students complete at least one internship

#2

in the College Fed Challenge

St. Lawrence’s team placed second out of 85 colleges and universities and was the top liberal arts college in the 2020 National College Fed Challenge.

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Program Requirements & Courses

Explore finance major requirements and electives.

Complementary and Related Programs

Pair your finance major with a complementary program to deepen your understanding of intersecting issues, understand different perspectives, and draw on multiple ways of thinking to solve problems.

Popular Double Majors with This Program
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Our Alumni Network, Your Competitive Edge

Ross MacMahon '21 and his team earned runner-up honors during the 2020 Fed Challenge, but they didn’t get there alone. The real game-changer? According to Ross, dedicated alumni mentors who shared their time, welcomed them to their offices, and offered expertise.

Read Ross' Experience

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We’re excited to learn more about you, tell you more about our interdisciplinary academic programs, show you around our beautiful campus, and help you navigate your college search.

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We’re looking for curious students who are eager to make a difference. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and consider all aspects of your application and what we learn about you.