Program Highlights

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

Program overview

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Guided by an experienced advisory council comprising McNeese alumni, the bachelor’s degree program in finance helps meet challenges from globalization, technological advancements, demographic diversity and conflicting values. These are just a few of the undergraduate program features:

Financial Aid and Scholarships:

More than $2 million dollars have been invested in the College of Business to create dozens of scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students, including those majoring in finance. Learn more from the Office of Financial Aid.

Excellence With a Personal Touch:

Personal interaction with faculty and peers is enhanced by small classes with low student-to-faculty ratios and academic and career advising. Finance majors also have access to student support services available on campus, including the Career and Student Development Center, the Mathlab Tutoring Center and the Write to Excellence Center.

Applied Learning:

The McNeese College of Business offers outstanding internship opportunities at the local, state, national and even international levels. Internships provide you with a career-related experience prior to graduation and an opportunity to network, build professional references and serve as a springboard into full-time employment opportunities.
As an intern, you can also earn academic credit toward a degree while developing the skills and knowledge that provide a competitive advantage in the job market.

Experienced Faculty:

Active in their respective fields of expertise, faculty know what you need to prepare for a successful career in finance and can provide a variety of ways for you to learn in the classroom. You can also contribute to some of the extraordinary accomplishments happening in the finance program through directed research projects or independent studies.

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Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations

General Finance

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
Financial Analysis

Focus on the advanced study of financial accounting disclosures combined with higher-level financial analysis.

Financial Analysis Concentration
Careers and Opportunities

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

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

Student Activities

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.

Junior Achievement

Work with Junior Achievement to provide educational classes on financial literacy issues. McNeese offers a free personal finance class to high school students.

SEED Center

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.

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Program Contact

Dr. William Jens, Department Head