Every organization, even governments and not-for-profits, must decide how to fund their activities, so a finance degree will open the doors to working in literally every kind of organization. No matter whether you choose to pursue a finance major or whether you want to supplement another primary interest with a minor in finance, taking a finance course will give you highly marketable and in-demand skills to kickstart a wonderful career.

If you choose to complete a finance degree at Dominican University, you’ll learn in exciting classes taught by professors with decades of real-work experience and phenomenal guest speakers. And you’ll put the knowledge you gain into practice through at least one internship, setting you up for long-term success and helping you build the connections to secure your dream job.

Importantly, our motto is ‘Doing Business Right’, so you’ll not only learn how to support businesses to be successful, you’ll also learn how to help businesses operate in a way that improves our world, something that’s very much in demand thanks to a growing consumer interest in ethical and sustainable business practices.

If you’re working, caring for others, or have any other commitments, you don’t need to worry about whether you’ll be able to fit your finance courses into your busy schedule. While many of our classes are taught in-person during the day, we also offer the option for you to complete much of your finance degree online, and you can take some classes in the evening as well.

So, if you want a degree that’ll make you highly employable at pretty much any business, our finance program is the right choice.

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A flexible finance degree to prepare you for an incredibly diverse range of lucrative careers

The highest levels of personal support

Staff who are committed to your success

The finest small-university athletic program in the region

A spirited campus environment

Close proximity to New York City and three major airports

The Dominican Difference

What I love most about Dominican University is that all the faculty make it their duty to see you succeed.  All the professors work their absolute hardest to help their students do their best and they will go above and beyond to make sure students leave with many job opportunities. All the professors are passionate about their jobs and have provided me with good career advice that I will remember forever.

Sandra Ramirez- Vaquerano ’23

15,000
Alumni

76
Full-time Faculty

17
Miles from NYC

100% of First-Time,
Full-Time Freshman Receive Financial Aid

Job Opportunities

All businesses, regardless of whether they’re for-profit and not-for-profit, require financial expertise, so your finance degree will open a huge number of employment doors. Examples of the kinds of fields you might work in include portfolio investment, financial services, and banking. And you could find yourself working for the treasury or finance departments of virtually any type of company.

Here are just a few of the types of jobs you might pursue with a finance degree:

  • Bank teller
  • Insurance agent
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Asset manager
  • Hedge fund manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Venture capitalist/angel investor
  • Chief financial officer

What You’ll Learn

Throughout our finance program, you’ll learn how to analyze businesses quantitatively and qualitatively. You’ll become proficient in understanding financial statements and developing business models. You’ll also learn about investment theory and practice, including the investment of debt, equity and alternatives for a wide range of client types.

In addition to coming to understand the above theory, you’ll also learn to apply your skills to real-world issues via internships and projects in class where you’ll evaluate real businesses.

Degree Details


Tuition

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it will cost to attend Dominican University for an academic year.

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Curriculum

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Finance), you’ll need to complete 120 credits consisting of:

  • 60 liberal arts credits
  • credits are taken in our liberal arts divisions
  • 31 core business credits (MG 211, MK 114, IX 250, BU 213, AC 111, AC 112, FN 226, MG 310, MG 355, MG 474)
  • Nine finance credits
  • 15 elective credits
  • Three internship or practicum credits
  • Two Freshman Seminar credits


Concentrations

Rather than offering specific concentrations, our finance program gives you the flexibility to focus on any areas you’re interested in.


Department Staff

Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, B.A., M.B.A., CFA

Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, B.A., M.B.A., CFA

Director of DBA, Assistant Professor

Clare Pennino, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Clare Pennino, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business Administration

Matt Schiering, B.S., M.B.A

Matt Schiering, B.S., M.B.A

Lecturer

Carrie Boericke, BA, MA

Carrie Boericke, BA, MA

Lecturer, PHIT Project Manager

Lori Massad, BSBA, MBA

Lori Massad, BSBA, MBA

Lecturer

Don Hsu, PhD

Don Hsu, PhD

Associate Professor of CIS and International Management

Michael Hoffman, B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A

Michael Hoffman, B.S., M.B.A., C.P.A

Assistant Professor of Accounting

John Spillner, B.B.A., M.B.A

John Spillner, B.B.A., M.B.A

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Russell Diaz, A.A.S, B.S., M.S.

Russell Diaz, A.A.S, B.S., M.S.

Chief Information Officer, Academic Technology Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor

Karen Michalowski, AAS, BS

Karen Michalowski, AAS, BS

Adjunct Professor

Denise Dawkins, B.S., M.S.

Denise Dawkins, B.S., M.S.

Administrative Assistant, PHIT Internship Coordinator

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