Finance

    • The Student Investment Trust allows finance students to apply investment concepts by investing Trust money in the stock and bond markets. Active participants attend an investment conference their senior year.
    • Recent graduates of Gannon's finance program are employed by institutions such as Erie Insurance Group, Bank One, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Citigroup, PNC Bank, The Vanguard Group, Chemical Bank, and the Chicago Board of Trade.

    You Will Learn

    As a finance major in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program you will develop an understanding of financing, business investments, optimal dividend payments, lending regulations and financial products and services in preparation for a competitive line of work. Coupling your degree in finance with a minor or an area of specialization (such as risk management and insurance or accounting) can help students become even more marketable.

    You Will Experience

    Gannon has an excellent relationship with local businesses to help provide students with many internship opportunities in the above potential careers. Many students are offered full-time jobs by the companies where they intern.

    You Will Achieve

    There are a wide variety of rewarding careers in finance that are in high demand. Such career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • credit analyst
    • financial analyst
    • financial manager
    • sales representative

    Such career opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • financial planner or estate planner
    • financial advisor or wealth manager
    • investment banker
    • insurance agent or broker
    • loan officer
    • portfolio manager
    • real estate manager or broker
    • underwriter

    You will Study

    Students obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from ten majors including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, international management, management, marketing, risk management, sport management and marketing or supply chain management. The collaborative curriculum allows students to take courses in the various majors, including courses such as:

    ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation

    This course examines how individuals and organizations innovate. This is accomplished by studying organizations of all sizes to see what can be learned about the creative process of innovation, specifically around idea generation, evaluation and implementation. By the end of the semester, students will have identified and evaluated several product, service and non-profit ideas of their own.

    FINC 419: International Investments

    This course reviews and presents an analysis of the major investment vehicles, the instruments, the market, as well as the concepts of techniques used to analyze investments in a global context.

    SMGT 370: Principles of Sports Management

    This course covers the business of sport, including ethics in sport management, managing employee diversity in the sports industry, organizational theory and the study of sport, sport governance, international sport governance, basic law applied to sport, economics and sport, accounting and budgeting, financing sport, sponsorship, and group decision making and problem solving.

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    You Will Earn

    Salaries in the industry vary depending on the location and type of organization.

    • Starting salary: $43,500
    • Mid-year salary: $71,000

    All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and/or PayScale (payscale.com).