Finance

Degrees Granted
BS, Minor
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Location
Garden City

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?

  • Receive personal attention from distinguished professors as you tap into a powerful network of alumni and professional mentors.
  • Gain real-world finance experience on campus managing Adelphi’s endowment portfolio and conduct advanced research on Bloomberg terminals.
  • Graduate career-ready with the Willumstad Winning Edge—six ways to help you enter the business world prepared and confident.

95%*

* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 finance graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

The best part of Adelphi’s finance program is the personalized approach the professors take with the students. The knowledge and tools that I learned in the finance program go beyond the classroom and apply to real-world situations.

Tom Rennert ‘19 Private Equity Underwriter Trainee, Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Minors and Accelerated Options

Finance Minor

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:

95%

of internships secured by our business students are paid

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.

Adelphi’s James Riley, Jr. Trading Room is equipped with the same Bloomberg terminals used by Wall Street financial professionals.

Program Info

Application Requirements

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:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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