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.

ENACTUS with Bob Hoffman

Career Closet

ENACTUS students host the "Career Closet" at Abington, an on-campus shop for students to get bargains on professional-looking suits and blazers to wear on job interviews. Pictured here with faculty mentor Bob Hoffman.

Entry to Major Requirements:

Entry to the Finance major requires the completion of 8 entry-to-major courses: ACCTG 211(4); ECON 102 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3); FIN 301(3); MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4); MGMT 301(3); MKTG 301(3); SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4); and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.