Undergraduate degree programs

Business degree


Get a competitive edge on Wall Street and beyond — the W. P. Carey business degree in finance prepares you to succeed in investment management, investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, high-tech management, and more. You’ll learn from leading faculty, connect with prominent members of the business community, benefit from distinct applied learning experiences, and gain the tools and connections you need to thrive.

Finance degree courses

The W. P. Carey Department of Finance works closely with its Finance Advisory Board to create a learning environment that emulates the real world — so you receive the best possible preparation for your financial career. Discover professional-level skill and depth through courses like:

  • Advanced Managerial Finance
  • Business Law and Ethics for Managers
  • Business Statistics
  • Derivative Financial Securities
  • External Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Cases and Modeling
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Internal Reporting
  • International Financial Management
  • Investment Banking Industry Scholars
  • Investment Portfolio Management
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing and Business Performance
  • Mathematics for Business Analysis
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Customize your experience 

Maximize your finance degree — and your college experience — through specialized initiatives offered by faculty in the W. P. Carey Department of Finance:

  • Investment Banking Industry Scholars (IBIS) prepares you for a successful career on Wall Street
  • Student Investment Management Fund (SIM Fund) gives you a chance to manage a real investment portfolio worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • ASU-Intel Honors Collaborative Thesis program challenges honors finance students to apply knowledge to active business cases with Intel employees

And the Financial Management Association is just one of 35+ business clubs and organizations where you can learn more about the industry, and the realities of working in the field. It all adds up to much more than a degree.

Careers in finance

The business degree in finance prepares you for opportunities in consulting, corporate financial management, depository institutions, financial services, investment banking, investment management, and portfolio analysis — in addition to any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Accountants 21.65% $63,550
Auditors 21.65% $63,550
Budget Analysts 15.09% $69,280
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $73,660
Chief Sustainability Officers     $168,140
Credit Analysts 15.02% $61,080
Financial Analysts   19.81% $76,950
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 7.65% $109,740
Financial Quantitative Analysts   10.50% $61,160
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 10.50% $61,160
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Investment Underwriters   10.50% $61,160
Loan Officers 10.07% $59,820
Personal Financial Advisors   30.13% $67,520
Risk Management Specialists   10.50% $61,160
Treasurers and Controllers 7.65% $109,740

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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