Master key finance principles and graduate ready to become a leader in today’s rapidly evolving global economy.
Why Earn Your BS in Finance?
A degree in finance can open the door to a career in banking anywhere in the world. You’ll be prepared for a variety of career choices across the financial sector, from wealth management to investment banking, consulting, financial management or treasury operations.
Why Major in Finance at Adelphi?
- You’ll be career-ready by the time you graduate, thanks to our unique Willumstad Winning Edge program. You’ll create your résumé, practice your interviewing skills, and get tech credentials like Microsoft Excel certification; you’ll get valuable experience through internships and job shadowing; and you’ll make career connections through our many networking opportunities. You’ll also have your own Edge adviser—in addition to your academic adviser—who will help you create a personalized program geared to your career goals.
- You’ll gain real-world finance experience on campus helping manage an actual investment fund, conducting advanced research on Bloomberg terminals in our James Riley Jr. Trading Room.
- You’ll learn in small classes taught by faculty dedicated to your academic and career success.
- You’ll gain valuable internship and career opportunities through our program’s strong industry connections and network of successful alumni around the globe.
Minors and Accelerated Options
Explore finance in small, intermediate-level courses—taught by world-class faculty—that will give you marketable skills in critical and analytical thinking.
Plus One-Year MBA Option
Finance majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing an MBA with one additional year.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
Students in the finance program build résumé-ready experience and expand their networks with an internship or job shadowing experience.
Our internship office will guide you through the process—from researching positions to polishing your interview skills—and create an individualized plan of action that fits your interests and strengths.
Adelphi’s strong ties to organizations across the New York City area have helped more than 1,600 business school students secure internships at companies and agencies such as:
We’re an Official Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner
Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business has been designated a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. We’re among a select number of colleges integrating Bloomberg terminal exercises into our curriculum. Our students in the high-tech James Riley, Jr. Trading Room gain valuable hands-on experience and research expertise by using the same Bloomberg terminals as Wall Street professionals.
Cutting-Edge Technology and Training
Our finance students have the opportunity to understand key decision-making and business strategies through cutting-edge technology and advanced training:
Our high-tech trading room is equipped with the same Bloomberg terminals used by Wall Street financial professionals. These terminals are used by students for advanced research and analytics.
Students in our Student Investment Fund course work under the supervision of a faculty member to make recommendations for how to invest the money in the Student Investment Fund. The fund, now part of the University’s endowment, was started in 2008 with funding from James Riley, Jr., a retired Goldman Sachs & Co. managing partner and a benefactor of Adelphi. Its current value is over $350,000.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning course that all students will complete as part of their major. BMC consists of three sections—Core Concepts (includes four modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities); Getting Started on the Terminal; and Portfolio Management. The sections are woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.
Adelphi offers all finance majors the opportunity to prepare and sit for the Securities Industry Essentials® (SIE®) Exam. Online and in-person review is available at no additional cost to students. The SIE® Exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge of basic securities industry information, including concepts fundamental to working in the industry, such as types of products and their risks; the structure of the securities industry markets, regulatory agencies and their functions; and prohibited practices.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape: