Economics & Finance Grads Earn the Highest Starting Salaries of all Business Majors

That’s because students in this versatile program do not simply study money.  They explore how individuals and societies choose to allocate scarce resources among goods and services, making their skill-set an in-demand asset within an organization. They study diverse subject matters – everything from the economics of marriage to international finance.  And they apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations they read about in The Wall Street Journal, and other topical business-related news.  Students do all this under the guidance of renowned faculty, who actively involve them in research. 

When they graduate, students are prepared for jobs in banking, financial planning, market research, cost/benefit analysis, marketing and production, and as securities analysts, financial analysts and advisors, and much more. 

Why Study Economics & Finance at Canisius

  • Economics and finance graduates earn among the highest starting salaries offered for entry-level positions.
    • Economics: $51,698 – Avg. starting salary
    • Finance: $49,160 – Avg. starting salary
  • 100 percent of students who participate in the Golden Griffin Fund, a student-run investment fund, secure employment after graduation
  • Graduates are employed by such global banking and financial firms as M&T Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, Morningstar, Price-Waterhouse, Dopkins & Co. and National Fuel.
  • Students who choose to continue their education are accepted into such graduate schools as Columbia University, Duke University, Notre Dame University and Boston College.
  • Economics and finance faculty serve as expert resources for financial and corporate institutions, and media outlets worldwide. 

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