The finance major emphasizes analytic, problem solving, and computer skills which are necessary for finance and investment industry. The major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, banking, public finance, and international finance. The major also prepares students who want to pursue graduate study in finance.
Depending on their interests, graduates may then seek financial services credentials such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
The requirements in the major complement basic business instruction in accounting, management, marketing, and information systems. With the strong business and economic climate in the greater Philadelphia area, combined with our close proximity to New York City, a major global financial center, Penn State Abington students have many opportunities for internships, real-world learning opportunities, and excellent career prospects after they graduate.
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Investment pros award scholarship to Finance major
“We are deeply grateful that the Bond Club recognized the quality of Penn State Abington Business programs”
-Andrew August, Associate Dean
The Bond Club of Philadelphia awarded student Anthony Quach a $2,500 scholarship. Members selected Quach from among six nominees who attend area universities.