Undergraduate Program Overview
The Department of Finance has a rich tradition of educating leaders who excel in the discipline. Whether ascending to the top ranks of the venture capital industry, executing multimillion-dollar real estate deals or becoming successful entrepreneurs with ideas and drive that are all their own, our graduates are equipped to succeed.
Finance at W. P. Carey
The Department of Finance is privileged to attract outstanding students. With 1.3 percent of the university faculty, the Department of Finance graduates approximately 10 percent of students in Barrett, the Honors College at ASU. A benefit of being a finance major at W. P. Carey School of Business is proximity to highly motivated, capable fellow students.
The finance faculty is internationally known for high-quality teaching and scholarship. Many alumni with a depth of experience in the financial world participate in our classrooms as speakers and faculty associates. Numerous opportunities exist for finance students to hear and meet with business leaders and our faculty inside and outside the classroom.
Our Investment Banking Industry Scholars Program mentors students interested in going to Wall Street, while the Student Investment Management Fund provides undergraduates the opportunity to manage a real-world investment portfolio worth hundreds of thousands of dollars under the direction of our faculty and industry leaders. Finance Internships enable students to obtain practical experience in small business, governmental, profit and nonprofit corporations. Regular offerings by the Financial Management Association help our students develop an understanding of the work done by career professionals in finance. Our professional Advisory Board, comprised of leading professionals from the financial services, high-tech manufacturing, energy production and transmission, investment banking and real estate sectors, provides a sounding board for new ideas.
Our finance programs prepare you to pursue professional careers in corporate financial management, investment banking, business and financial consulting, commercial lending, portfolio analysis and management, risk management, regulatory agency responsibility, brokerage and investment analysis, financial services, real estate finance, treasury operations, and asset and loan management, or in academia as faculty and researchers. Finance graduates work with individuals, government agencies, private foundations and corporations.
Recruiters from international, national and local companies and from government agencies visit often to recruit graduating students with sophisticated skills in finance. The W. P. Carey School of Business Undergraduate Business Career Center assists students in exploring their career options and then coaches them in the most effective methods of job search.
To learn more about the tremendous career potential available in finance, visit our Careers in Finance Web page.