Finance Major & Minor
When you major in finance in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, you’ll gain critical skills in a vital area of business. Through an immersive curriculum taught by dedicated expert faculty, our program can provide a clear Path to Wall Street or serve as a launch pad for successful a career in all areas of business. Our AACSB-accredited finance education emphasizes the mastery and application of industry tools coupled with an awareness of global influences—helping students develop skills to effectively solve problems, provide analysis, communicate effectively and with confidence, and approach their roles with a deep understanding of ethics and social responsibility.
Apply what you learn in the classroom to internships. Gain hands-on experience in asset valuation, allocation and selection, risk management, and performance evaluation through the student-managed Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund. You’ll also gain access to the Sellinger Experiential Learning Laboratory (SELL)—an innovative trading room where students use hardware, software, and data platforms like Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Morningstar to engage in faculty-directed research relevant to local, national, and global businesses and communities.
A minor in finance is available for students in all majors.
Why should you study Finance at Loyola?
Master the tools of the industry as you engage in meaningful research in the SELL. Gain real-world experience through the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund or an internship. Develop a global perspective through study abroad and international study tours.
Through Loyola’s pragmatic approach to finance education, students gain skills in the application of financial tools and analysis through the lens of current trends and the ethical dimensions within the world of finance—which translates to a competitive edge in the job market.
A Clear Path to Wall Street
For students who have the interest, talent, and ambition, Loyola faculty and the Career Center work together to make sure Wall Street is a real, achievable option. Through a combination of recommended courses and co-curriculars, students develop the skills needed to achieve their career goals. Download the Path to Wall Street Guide.
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What you’ll learn
From mastering the tools of the trade to developing critical problem-solving and decision-making skills, graduates of Loyola’s finance program will:
- Develop a broad understanding of financial concepts, tools, and techniques;
- Effectively and appropriately communicate financial information;
Identify, evaluate, and make decisions about ethics and social responsibility in the context of finance.
Loyola finance career paths
Loyola finance alumni are more than ready to launch careers in a wide range of positions within the world of finance—and beyond.
Recent graduate placements
- Bloomberg L.P.
- Brown Advisory
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Morgan Stanley
- T. Rowe Price
- Under Armour
Recent graduate job titles
- Treasury Associate
- Wealth Management Associate
- Financial Product Analyst
- Junior Real Estate Portfolio Manager
- Risk and Financial Advisory Analyst
- Associate Client Relationship Manager
- Marketing Analyst
- Project Management Associate
| In addition to graduating ready to enter the field, a degree in finance can prepare you for admission to Loyola’s one-year Emerging Leaders MBA program, in addition to other competitive graduate programs and law schools. Loyola also offers a part-time MBA with a specialization in finance.
Popular Courses and Resources
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam Scholarship
Loyola students can now receive scholarships to partially cover the costs of the CFA exams because Loyola B.S. Finance curriculum embeds over 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. This is very timely since the CFA Institute has recently changed its policy to allow undergraduate students to take the CFA Levels I and II exams.
Learn more about the CFA designation and scholarship.
Junior Financial Analyst
For students on the Path to Wall Street, this is your introduction to the tools and best practices needed to be a financial analyst. Develop skills in financial modeling, stock valuation, database use, report preparation, and research presentation. Learn more about the Junior Financial Analyst course.
Student Managed Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund
Exposes students to the portfolio management process through experiential learning. Students serve as portfolio and investment managers charged with managing the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund and gain experience with databases used by finance professionals.
Hone your skills in the real world with an internship that provides a meaningful finance experience and earns you credits towards your degree. Students work 10-20 hours per week and reflect on their experience through class presentations.
Explore our course catalogue for a full listing of courses, descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
Our finance courses are taught by experts with the highest level of qualifications. Loyola faculty are teacher-scholars who are attentive to students’ ambitions and needs who have a deep personal interest in each student’s academic success. In addition, our executives- in- residence bring significant industry knowledge and experience to their teaching and student advising and mentorship.
Frank D’Souza, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Finance
Professor of Finance
Sellinger Hall 318b
Sellinger Hall 318
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