Start your career in banking, investment or business with a Finance degree — whether you dream of working on Wall Street or with a local company that invests in low-income women entrepreneurs.

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Finance Major Guide

You’ll learn everything from corporate finance and investments to global markets. Analyze financial decisions through a social justice lens and explore their wider impact. Study with professors who have years of industry experience and connections and will walk you through case studies taken straight from the financial news.

Then, use what you’ve learned to make an impact at your internship. Finance majors make huge contributions at their internship sites — assisting with data mining and mapping, analyzing financial data, and putting complex financial concepts into practice. You’ll put your skills to work at an organization like Merrill Lynch, BBVA Compass, Chase, or NXP Semiconductors — to name a few. Graduate ready to hit the ground running as a financial analyst, personal financial advisor, insurance underwriter or other professional in a field that will only continue to grow.

What do our graduates do?

Finance majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Brand strategist, Google’s Unskippable Lab
  • Financial analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Venture associate at Newchip, the leading investment marketplace for startups and private equity
  • Managing partner at a real estate private equity firm
  • UX researcher at JUST Community LLC
  • Revenue analyst for the Walt Disney Company
  • Research associate at Columbia Pacific Wealth Management

From St. Edward’s to Google

In a world with increasing TV streaming options and infinite distraction smartphones, how does a company catch a potential customer’s attention? Read about Jeff Miner ’11, a Finance major, who solves this question every day at Google’s Unskippable Labs.

The Classroom and Beyond

Finance students gain relevant work experience in local, national and even international organizations during their time at St. Edward’s, and many serve as campus and community leaders, obtaining the skills they need to advance in their careers post-graduation.

Financial Management Association International (FMA)

Student organizations, like the FMA, offer Finance students the opportunity to connect with local professionals. In addition to hosting speaker series and other events, the FMA sponsors the FMA National Honor Society, the only international honor that specifically recognizes the achievement of Finance majors and demonstrates their expertise in areas such as financial economics and decision-making.

S.E.R.V.E.

Service is at the heart of the St. Edward’s University community, and the S.E.R.V.E. program exemplifies how dedicated students, faculty and staff are committed to making a difference. Finance major Amanda Rodriguez ’19 gained experience as one of five student coordinators who help plan monthly S.E.R.V.E. 1 Day events, which can include gardening, painting and other one-time tasks.