Saint Louis University’s undergraduate concentration in finance offers you professional
finance knowledge and will develop the strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making
and electronic spreadsheet skills you need to succeed in today's business environment.
Major in Finance
If you choose to major in finance at SLU, you’ll examine the way businesses raise
and invest capital and the way individuals allocate savings. You will also learn about
investment alternatives and how markets work to equate the demand for capital by firms
and the supply of capital by investors.
The John Cook School of Business offers undergraduate students the chance to study
to be a certified financial analyst (CFA). This track consists of a set of six finance
and two accounting courses, along with two electives.
You will also choose from electives including insurance, real estate, international
financial management, applied portfolio management, financial markets and institutions,
financial analysis and financial modeling.
The John Cook School of Business also offers resources for students outside the classroom,
including a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national finance and accounting fraternity.
Saint Louis University’s campus is located near many major financial institutions
providing internship and networking opportunities. Our finance students often intern
with banks, securities firms and non-financial corporations.
Students who graduate with a concentration in finance from Saint Louis University
have been extremely successful on the Series7 exam and on other professional exams
that are necessary for certain career paths in finance.
Many graduates go on to work in public finance or as commercial loan officers, corporate
finance officers, financial analysts, financial planners, real estate lenders or securities
Through the management of $1 million in University endowment funds, seniors in SLU’s
finance program gain hands-on experience evaluating stocks as investments and in the
management of investment assets.