Wilkes University

Finance Major

The finance major at the Sidhu School of Business at Wilkes University allows students to advance their skills in areas related to marketing, systems design, and more.

Dr. Frear teaching in front of students.The most common career path for graduates in this major is in the financial division of a multiline business that may move up the corporate ladder to the CFO position.

Other paths are to be found in the banking, insurance, and securities industries. For those considering an academic career, the major may lead to an MBA and/or doctoral program. Finally, a finance major has the flexibility to choose a skill path that emphasizes such areas marketing, quantitative analysis or systems design.

Senior-level students are invited to enroll in a course that puts them on student teams with engineering students in their senior design course – the business students are responsible for market and/or economic feasibility.

The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is housed in the newly renovated 80,000-square-foot University Center on Main building. The $3 million renovation was designed by a collaboration of ideas among faculty, staff, students and administration with our professional architect.

The school houses a financial market trading room that simulates a New York Stock Exchange trading floor complete with an electronic stock ticker. Additionally, seven smart classrooms, faculty offices, meeting rooms for students, and student club space are included for collaboration of ideas and projects.

The business school provides the ideal setting for a distinctive program that includes both academic coursework as well as classes that focus on personal and leadership development. The building allows space for extracurricular activities, encourages academic integration among faculty and students, and a space with the best technology and environment for success.

The most common career path for graduates in this major is in the financial division of a multiline business and may lead to the chief financial officer (CFO) position. Other paths are to be found in the banking, insurance, and securities industries. For those considering an academic career, the major may lead to an MBA and/or doctoral program. Finally, a Finance Major has the flexibility to choose a skill path that emphasizes such areas as marketing, quantitative analysis, or systems design and management.
  • The Money Matters Club offers educational programs to a wide variety of audiences – elementary, middle, and high school students, university students, the general public, and seniors. Their mission is to help others achieve financial understanding and independence.
  • Wilkes Capital Management, the student investment club, invests real dollars in the equities markets. The research, analysis, and portfolio management experiences helps prepare students for a career in investment analysis and financial services as well as their own investment programs.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance program of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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