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Finance B.S.

Finance is an exciting global and dynamic discipline that offers a unique blend of theory and practical applications.
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About this Program

  • Display competence in the functional areas of business and their interdependencies.
  • Employ logical, analytical and technological skills in decision making.
  • Develop organizational strategies taking into account internal and external factors.
  • Communicate and interact with others in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate exemplary personal and professional behaviors and apply knowledge in a selected area of study.
  • Be aware of and engage in a diverse and global society.
  • Understand a corporation’s financing choices and decisions.
  • Be able to value securities and combine them into optimal portfolios that maximize return while controlling for risk.

Program Information

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Whitman School of Mangement Building

Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management combines the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention to offer students the best possible learning experience. Students study under the leadership of exceptional faculty members who are highly esteemed world-class scholars and researchers. A diverse, collaborative community, both online and on-campus, the Whitman School provides students with an education that prepares them to become leaders in today’s global business environment.
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The understanding of finance is an integral component of decision-making in all areas and levels of management. To prepare for the study of finance, students should pay special attention to economics, accounting and quantitative methods. Offerings include courses in financial management, investments, fixed income securities, international finance, distress investing, and financial analytics.

Extracurricular Opportunities


Ballentine Investment Institute

The Ballentine Investment Institute was established in 1992 by an endowment from Whitman alumnus Steve Ballentine '83. The Ballentine Investment Institute offers sophisticated tools used by investment professionals to support learning, research and professional development. With a mission to offer an unparalleled investment education, the Ballentine Investment Institute provides access to state-of-the-art capabilities and programs to help prepare you for a career in finance. Students can achieve the Bloomberg certification through Equity and Fixed Income training modules.


Investment Club

The Syracuse University Investment Club is an interactive, team-oriented experience focused on mentoring and guiding its members from their first year of college to their first year on the job. The club challenges its members to ask the right questions when analyzing an industry, such as “How are these companies able to maintain a profit?” or “What makes them successful?” We provide a blend of informative lectures, captivating speakers and hands-on learning opportunities.


The Goodman IMPRESS program

The Goodman IMPRESS Program is designed to provide all Whitman undergraduates with the skills and experiences employers seek, including leadership, communications, certifications, global context and industry exploration. All incoming students are placed in one of four “houses.” Within these houses, they experience healthy competition as they develop their extracurricular skills under the direction of four committed and excellent house masters who teach the introductory business course and serve as their first faculty mentor, along with outstanding sophomore and junior peer facilitators.


Orange Value Fund

The Orange Value Fund is a selective program where students help manage a multimillion dollar hedge fund. The two-year program combines rigorous academic training, security and business analysis, portfolio management and career components that enable students in the program to acquire the necessary skills to seamlessly work in either investment banking, equity research or asset management. Students in the program take specific finance classes together, conduct research on potential investments, write professional research reports, network with investment professionals, contribute investable ideas and manage the fund portfolio.

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