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Why Become a Finance Major at McNeese?

McNeese’s finance degree is housed in the College of Business. The College is among just 5% of business schools in the world to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Through education and training in the acquisition and use of funds, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in finance, including analytical, quantitative, accounting and writing skills, as well as digital technology and software skills. As a finance major, you will explore advanced topics in insurance and risk management, economics, information systems, international business and more. 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.

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, an opportunity to network and build professional references for the future, and serve as a springboard into full-time employment opportunities. Interns earn academic credit toward a degree while developing skills and knowledge that provide a competitive advantage in the job market.

Experienced faculty:

Active in their respective fields of expertise, program faculty know what you need to prepare for a successful career in finance and provide a variety of ways for you to learn in the classroom. As a finance major, you could also contribute to some of the extraordinary accomplishments happening in the finance program, especially with the SEED Center on campus, through directed research projects or independent studies. Research areas you may be interested in working with faculty on include corporate finance, investment, real estate, international finance, energy finance and portfolio management.

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Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program Concentrations

Financial Analysis

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

Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do With a Finance Degree?

This bachelor’s degree program 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.

Graduate Schools or Programs

Potential Job Titles or Employers

  • Bank Loan Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cash Manager
  • Commodities Trader
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Investment Banker or Risk Analyst
  • Lending Officer
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Security Analyst or Investment Analyst

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, McNeese Innovation Center and Louisiana Small Business Development Center.

Additional Details on the Finance Bachelor’s Degree Program


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Program Contact

Dr. William Jens, Department Head