Siena's finance program provides students with a robust core of courses as well as highly specialized electives that bridge to professional careers or graduate school. By integrating the use of the Hickey Financial Technology Center into our curriculum, we provide students access to unparalleled hands-on experience with tools and technology used in the financial industry.
Our curriculum is designed to develop your ability to identify financial problems, analyse their impact, and design solutions that will withstand critical examination. As a finance major, you will receive the foundation necessary to become a well-rounded, ethical, and innovative thinker.
The advantages of majoring in finance at Siena:
As a finance major at Siena, you’ll get a strong liberal arts education as well as rigorous accounting and finance coursework and highly specialized electives. Our Hickey Financial Technology Center is a major part of our finance program, providing you with access to and experience with real-world situations you will encounter in your finance career. What can you do with a major in finance?
Siena’s finance majors are well positioned for graduate school and a wide range of careers, including:
Corporate Finance (financial analysis and reporting, corporate finance and tax planning, credit management, general accounting and auditing, cash control and risk management, and capital budgeting)
Securities (securities and portfolio analysis, securities brokerage, pension fund management, investor relations, portfolio management, and hedge fund management)
Banking and Financial Institutions (bank management and control, lending, marketing, credit policy, financial analysis, trusts, customer service)
Real Estate and Insurance (corporate and retail risk management, mortgage analysis, underwriting, appraisal, and insurance brokerage)
The Hickey Financial Technology Center
Siena’s Hickey Financial Technology Center (H.F.T.C.) supplements your classroom learning with hands-on activities that give you practical finance and accounting experience. At H.F.T.C., we simulate real and fictitious stocks and bonds, assigning projects that teach you real-world skills necessary for success in the finance industry.
Student-managed fund for which students make all the money management decisions.
All classes are taught by faculty members (no TAs here!).
Hands-on use of financial tools and technology via the Hickey Financial Technology Center, including Bloomberg terminals.
Annual participation in the Federal Reserve Challenge, which helps to refine students’ presentation and analytic skills.
Community service-learning projects, which allow students to apply business knowledge for the benefit of a nonprofit organisation.
Highly specialized senior level courses such as the Student Managed Fund, Business Forecasting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Portfolio Management, Debt Securities, which prepare our students for successful careers.
Preparation for careers in corporate finance, banking and financial institutions management, insurance, real estate, securities industry (as brokers and analysts), hedge fund/portfolio management, investment banking and financial planning.
Major Requirements (30 credits)
FINC215 - Intro to Instit and Investment 3 credits
FINC301 - Managerial Finance I 3 credits
FINC302 - Managerial Finance II 3 credits
FINC315 - Adv Investments: Theory and Practice 3 credits
FINC413 - International Finance 3 credits
FINC418 - Case Prob in Financial Management 3 credits
Twelve credits of Finance electives (12 credits)
Finance electives will be selected after consultation with an academic advisor to determine the best mix of courses to prepare the student for their career and educational goals.
Auxiliary Courses (3 credits)
ACCT300 - Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
ACCT340 - Taxation I 3 credits
98% of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school
100% of our students are Bloomberg certified
One in four students study abroad
72% of students participate in internships
Two out of every three students manage real money at a $200,000 market value (Bjorklund Fund)
29% pursue a graduate degree
28% say a Siena connection led to their first or current job
Employers of our Graduates and Student Internship Sites
Bank of America
Barclays Investment Bank
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
JP Morgan Chase
The Ayco Company
The Nielsen Company
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Job Titles of Recent Graduates
Assistant Manager - Fund Accounting
Executive Operations Manager
Financial Leadership Associate
Lead Senior Accountant
Real Estate Analyst
Senior Financial Analyst
Strategic Pricing Analyst