About This Program
You’re decisive, level-headed, and focused. You have natural leadership abilities, and you’re not intimidated by complex problems. You know the importance of economics on the global scale. Finance may be the major for you.
Why Utica College
Utica College's finance program gives students a strong foundation in economics and the skills to put economic concepts and principles to work in day-to-day decision making at a managerial level. Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the finance major offers integrated, hands-on learning across a variety of disciplines within the department, with excellent facilities - including a full-featured trading room - and opportunities for internships.
Finance at Utica
"Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life."
- Market Research
- Economic Consulting
- Compensation & Benefits Manager
- Business Reporter
- Credit, Financial or Policy Analyst
Strong Job Outlook
What You'll Learn
The finance major offers a concentration in finance. The major is centered around a thorough understanding of economics and is supplemented by courses in accounting, finance, and management. Students practice in investment skills through the application of finance theory in managing portfolios funded by real dollars. Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.
A Degree That Works
In addition to providing an especially strong foundation for employment in business, the business economics major is also a good basis for graduate work in business, economics, and law. With the growing emphasis on economic education in the high schools, the business economics major can also help prepare students for certification in the areas of management or economics. Graduates of UC's business economics program have taken leadership positions at:
- ConMed Corporation
- IHTC International
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Tools of the Trade
The First Source Federal Credit Union Trading Room provides UC Business students with computer workstations loaded with financial software, smart boards, and a real-time stock ticker.
Student Voices: Arsadur Rahman
A brief conversation with Arsadur Rahman, a business economics major from Bangladesh, about his program and his experience as part of the Utica College community.
Putting theory to work
Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.