Finance

Assets…investments…acquisitions…uncertainty…All these principles and more play into the field of finance—essentially, the science of managing money.

Working in the world of finance means being able to strategize even in uncertainty, to be responsive during moments of chaos and fluctuation and to analyze effectively to make optimal choices and recommendations.

Recognized by the CFA Institute, the finance department in the School of Business Administration is the largest major on the University of San Diego campus. The finance faculty provides a comprehensive background in the areas of corporate finance, investments, international finance and financial institutions—all within a global context.

Elective courses are offered in specialized fields such as commercial banking, derivatives, international financial management, personal finance and new venture finance. The finance department maintains subscriptions to Bloomberg Terminals, CRSP, SDC Platinum, WRDS, Compustat, Datastream, option Metrics and I/B/E/S. Finance majors regularly secure internships with money management firms in San Diego and with other middle-market firms in Los Angeles and Orange County, both less than two hours away.

Our undergraduate finance program ranks number 63 in the nation, according to USA Today, and College Factual.