Finance: Financial Planning Accelerated Degree

The upcoming demand for finance professionals is large and growing. Every company has a finance department, making this a highly-marketable degree choice in terms of your future career.

The Gambet Center gives our students access to some of the most cutting-edge technology in the field. The Talen Energy Trading Room boasts a live-ticker, three big-screen TVs displaying the latest financial news, and computers loaded with professional, top-of-the-line trading simulation software. Your classes here will give you a real-world experience for what it's like to work on Wall Street.

As a finance major, you'll have an opportunity to take courses in banking, security analysis, risk management, taxation, and international finance. As a graduate, you'll be prepared to pursue a variety of careers including banking, financial management, financial planning, security analysis, and insurance.

Students with a specialty in personal financial planning can choose a career within a full array of jobs. You can be a self-employed financial advisor, or work for various financial institutions such as:

  • Banks

  • Saving institutions

  • Credit unions

  • Brokerage firms

  • Law offices

  • Human resource and employee benefits departments 

The average salary for Personal Financial Planning jobs in PA is $66,000.

How quickly can I earn my degree?

40 courses (120 credits) are required for graduation. But, did you know?

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a more detailed explanation of the specific degree requirements and course prerequisites.

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