Finance Major

Students in the Experiential Learning Lab and students in class

When you major in finance in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, you’ll gain critical skills in a vital area of business. Through an immersive curriculum taught by dedicated expert faculty, our program can provide a clear Path to Wall Street or serve as a launch pad for successful a career in all areas of business. Our AACSB-accredited finance education emphasizes the mastery and application of industry tools coupled with an awareness of global influences—helping students develop skills to effectively solve problems, provide analysis, communicate effectively and with confidence, and approach their roles with a deep understanding of ethics and social responsibility.

Apply what you learn in the classroom to internships. Gain hands-on experience in asset valuation, allocation and selection, risk management, and performance evaluation through the student-managed Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund. You’ll also gain access to the Sellinger Experiential Learning Laboratory (SELL)—an innovative trading room where students use hardware, software, and data platforms like Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Morningstar to engage in faculty-directed research relevant to local, national, and global businesses and communities.

Why should you study Finance at Loyola?

Experiential Learning

Master the tools of the industry as you engage in meaningful research in the SELL. Gain real-world experience through the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund or an internship. Develop a global perspective through study abroad and international study tours.

Competitive Edge

Through Loyola’s pragmatic approach to finance education, students gain skills in the application of financial tools and analysis through the lens of current trends and the ethical dimensions within the world of finance—which translates to a competitive edge in the job market.

A Clear Path to Wall Street

For students who have the interest, talent, and ambition, Loyola faculty and the Career Center work together to make sure Wall Street is a real, achievable option. Through a combination of recommended courses and co-curriculars, students develop the skills needed to achieve their career goals. Download the Path to Wall Street Guide.

What you’ll learn

From mastering the tools of the trade to developing critical problem-solving and decision-making skills, graduates of Loyola’s finance program will:

  • Develop a broad understanding of financial concepts, tools, and techniques;
  • Effectively and appropriately communicate financial information;
  • and Identify, evaluate, and make decisions about ethics and social responsibility in the context of finance.

Loyola finance career paths

Loyola finance alumni are more than ready to launch careers in a wide range of positions within the world of finance—and beyond. Some job titles of recent grads include:

  • Treasury Associate
  • Wealth Management Associate
  • Financial Product Analyst
  • Junior Real Estate Portfolio Manager
  • Risk and Financial Advisory Analyst
  • Associate Client Relationship Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Management Associate

In addition to graduating ready to enter the field, a degree in finance can prepare you for admission to Loyola’s one-year Emerging Leaders MBA program, in addition to other competitive graduate programs and law schools. Loyola also offers a part-time MBA with a specialization in finance. 

Recent graduate placements

  • Bloomberg L.P. 
  • Brown Advisory 
  • Deloitte 
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. 
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • T. Rowe Price 
  • Under Armour 

Popular courses

Junior Financial Analyst

FI 330

Your introduction to the tools and best practices needed to be a financial analyst. Develop skills in financial modeling, stock valuation, database use, report preparation, and research presentation.

Student Managed Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund

FI 434

Exposes students to the portfolio management process through experiential learning. Students serve as portfolio and investment managers charged with managing the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund and gain experience with databases used by finance professionals.

Internship

FI 499

Hone your skills in the real world with an internship that provides a meaningful finance experience and earns you credits towards your degree. Students work 10-20 hours per week and reflect on their experience through class presentations.

Explore our course catalogue for a full listing of courses, descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Faculty experts

Our finance courses are taught by experts with the highest level of qualifications. Loyola faculty are teacher-scholars who are attentive to students’ ambitions and needs who have a deep personal interest in each student’s academic success. In addition, our executives- in- residence bring significant industry knowledge and experience to their teaching and student advising and mentorship.

Faculty Directory

Finance Department

Frank D’Souza, Ph.D. 
Department Chair, Finance 
Professor of Finance 
Sellinger Hall 318b 
410-617-5210 
fpdsouza@loyola.edu 

Alexander Hosseini 
Program Assistant 
Sellinger Hall 318 
410-617-2818 
abhosseini@loyola.edu 

Visit the finance department page