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Finance Program at Fredonia

Fredonia’s Finance degree program prepares students to be career-ready by developing skills that employers require, such as oral and written communication, and critical thinking. You will be prepared to plan, manage, and analyze financial and monetary aspects of business enterprises, banking institutions, or not-for-profit organizations. You will be instructed on accounting, financial instruments, capital budgeting, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, financial analysis, and investments. 

The Fredonia Difference

Internships are required in Fredonia’s Finance degree program. You can be active in a professional setting as early as your junior year. You can also participate in business clubs as early as your first year. ENACTUS, Fredonia's entrepreneurial student organization, has consistently competed, and won awards, at a national level. Accounting degree and finance degree majors participate in a “Meet the Professionals Night” annually where they speak one-on-one with firms and companies about internship and job opportunities.

Career Opportunities for Finance

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Credit analyst
  • Budget analyst

It's Different Here


Top Ranking

Fredonia ranked among the top 5% of business schools in the world.


placement for graduates

97% of Fredonia School of Business graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees within one year.


M.B.A. Affiliations

Fredonia's connections to several AACSB-accredited graduate schools across New York offer you a clear path to a Master’s degree in one additional year.

Why Finance at Fredonia?

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Internship Opportunities

Earn up to 24 credits of internship towards a bachelor's degree. Our students have interned at AXA, American Express, and Morgan Stanley, to name a few.

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Qualified faculty

Highly qualified full-time professors with academic degrees, business experience, scholarship, and teaching know-how. Professors are actively engaged in presenting and publishing their research.

Sample Courses

Corporate Finance I

An examination of problems related to the investment, acquisition, and distribution of financial resources. Stress is placed upon integrating the areas into one system to facilitate and evaluate the operation of the finance function. Topics include cash flows, risk analysis, capital budgeting and structure, and international financial management.

Financial Investments

Characteristics of bonds, stocks, securities market, investment banking are reviewed. Sources of investment information; analysis of securities; and efficient market theory are also reviewed.

Small Business Finance

Explorations are presented of the appropriate internal controls, working capital management, owner distributions, operating and capital budgets in pursuit of alternative small business goals. A project requiring valuation of either a small business expansion or acquisition is included.

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