Saint Louis University

Major in Finance

Offered by the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business 

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate finance degree.

Saint Louis University Finance Program Overview

Saint Louis University's undergraduate concentration in finance prepares you for a successful career in finance in the ever-increasing global economy. In addition to gaining professional finance knowledge, you will develop strong analytical, communication, problem-solving, decision-making and electronic spreadsheet skills for success in today's business environment.

Through the management of $1 million in University endowment funds, seniors in the John Cook School of Business's finance program gain hands-on experience evaluating common stocks as investments and in the fiduciary management of investment assets.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Finance Program

Two tracks are available to you if you pursue SLU's undergraduate degree in finance, which prepare you to be either a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFA). Both tracks consist of a mix of finance and accounting courses. You will also choose from electives including:
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • International Financial Management
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Analysis and Modeling  

You will also have many internship opportunities, most of which are paid and many of which may earn academic credit.

What Can You Do With a Finance Degree from SLU?

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. Your career options might include:
  • Public finance
  • Commercial loan officer
  • Corporate finance officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Real estate lender
  • Securities broker

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.

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