Why Become a Finance Major at McNeese?
The bachelor’s degree program in finance at McNeese prepares students for a variety of jobs in accounting, banking and investments, corporate and public finance, insurance, money management, personal financial planning and real estate. The program curriculum also makes it easy to earn a dual degree in accounting in the same amount of time it takes to complete one program.
Earn a high return on your investment in a finance degree
Careers in finance are well paying and in high demand, especially in Southwest Louisiana. Pair this with McNeese’s low cost of attendance and potential program scholarships and financial aid, and you could earn back the amount of money you invest in college in just two to four years. You can also graduate prepared to work in local industry through the College of Business’ special certification in Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Business.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations
Program courses are offered every semester so you can set your own pace for earning your bachelor’s degree in finance from McNeese State University. Choose an accelerated pathway — and start your career faster — by taking a mix of on campus and online classes.General Finance Concentration
Focus on the advanced study of financial accounting disclosures combined with higher-level financial analysis.Financial Analysis Concentration
What Can You Do With a Finance Degree?
Careers in finance are well paying and in high demand, especially in Southwest Louisiana. With McNeese?s affordable cost, available scholarships and financial aid, you could earn back your investment in college in just two to four years.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Business Analytics
- Master of Science in Statistics
Potential Job Titles or Employer
- Bank Loan Officer
- Budget Analyst
- Cash Manager
- Commodities Trader
- Corporate Treasurer
- Credit Analyst
- Insurance Policy Underwriter
- Insurance Claim Adjuster
- Investment Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Risk Analyst
- Lending Officer
- Pension Fund Manager
- Portfolio Manager
Participate in special events hosted by the College of Business, such as open houses and workforce readiness workshops. Or, join any of the student clubs on campus to develop leadership and professional skills — and socialize with other undergraduate students majoring in finance. You may also be invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society associated with AACSB International.
Work with Junior Achievement to provide educational classes on financial literacy issues. McNeese offers a free personal finance class to high school students.
The Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center on McNeese’s campus is a one-stop regional economic development facility and home to the student Business Pitch Competition, the McNeese Innovation Center and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Finance
Not sure if the finance bachelor’s program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese, and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. William Jens, Department Head