Sample Courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investments
  • Legal Environment
  • Managerial Finance

Popular Electives

  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Options and Derivatives
  • Programming in R and Python

Internships and Placements

  • AYCO
  • Constellation Brands
  • Credit Suisse
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • M&T Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Societe Generale
  • UBS

Alumni Spotlight

Peter Borgesi '16

Major: Economics

Minor: Business Administration

Career: Peter is a vice president at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in New York City. He structures and executes debt transactions for corporate, financial, and sovereign clients with a particular focus on ESG labeled products.


The field of finance lies at the center of corporate and personal cash flow planning. Finance offers numerous opportunities for majors to develop a career in fields such as commercial and investment banking, internal planning and risk management, wealth advisory services, valuation, insurance, or real estate.  

Geneseo’s finance majors receive a solid introduction to the fields of managerial and corporate finance, investments, valuation, and financial modeling. Four required electives round out the core foundation and allow students to design a course of study that best prepares them for a variety of career tracks. Elective topics include derivatives, fixed income securities, financial statement analysis, applied portfolio management, and programming in R and Python.


Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Geneseo’s Student Managed Investment Fund has approximately $750,000 under management, a size that puts it in the top 10% of such funds in the world.
  • The endowed Trading Room resources include three Bloomberg terminals, which help students obtain Bloomberg certifications.
  • CFA Level 1 exam scholarships and discounts are possible because Geneseo has Affiliated University status from the CFA institute.  
  • Students perform competitively in the WNY CFA Research Challenge (CFARC); students selected for the CFARC are eligible for special courses and honors.
  • The major is hands-on and applied, emphasizing practice as well as theory, and is designed with industry demands in mind.
  • Available courses include unusual offerings such as Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Financial Modeling, or Applied Portfolio Management.
  • The department offers annual activities such as an on-campus finance conference with networking opportunities and a weekend trip to NYC featuring networking and visits to banks, hedge funds, and other finance firms.
  • Geneseo’s rich network of successful alumni work in every major sector of finance and are passionate about helping current students.

Example Careers

  • Asset Manager
  • CFO
  • Commercial Banker
  • Commercial Loan Specialist
  • Division Controller
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Insurance Broker
  • Investment Banker
  • Real Estate Agent, Broker, or Developer
  • Wealth Advisor

Recent Grad Schools

  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
  • University of Rochester, Simon School of Business

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