Undergraduate: Major

Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Study finance and open up countless career opportunities in areas such as personal finance, helping families and individuals invest and manage money; and corporate finance.  You will also have the knowledge to guide companies to invest and fund business activities, work in public finance, or with government and public entities such as libraries, school districts, and public health organizations.

Program Description

The Canisius BS in finance prepares you for work in personal, corporate or public finance. Curriculum emphasizes four key areas including business finance, investment and portfolio management, financial markets, and institutions and risk analysis.

Finance majors (and students majoring in business or liberal arts) can enroll in the five-year MBA program to earn both an undergraduate degree and MBA in as little as five years. You can further enhance your career skills and qualifications by taking a concentration of courses designed to help you prepare for exams for licenses such as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), insurance broker, or stock broker.  Learn to use the latest tools and technologies employed by finance professionals including spreadsheets, databases, statistical software and other business technologies.


The Canisius BS in finance was the only Western New York program and only one of four programs in New York State to be ranked in US News & World Report’s list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2018. The peer ranking placed Canisius in the top 5% of all institutions to be ranked nationally (18th out of 418 colleges and universities).

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Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2018 - US News & World Report


Post-graduation employment rate of Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) students.

Extended Learning Opportunities

The Finance program at Canisius offers students a number of exciting opportunitites to develop their business skills and gain recognition and accolades at national and international events.

Career Preparation

Participation in the Golden Griffin Fund program along with internships prepared Jeff Spencer '17 for his new position in M&T's Management Development Program. Hear his story.


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