Major in Finance at Hastings College

With a Finance degree from Hastings College, you’ll be ready to launch a successful career as a financial analyst, financial planner, portfolio manager, security analyst, investment banker and more! Finance at Hastings College is a broad discipline with many career opportunities.

There’s strong demand for finance professionals — along with a rise of companies and organizations offering a range of investment and financial services. At Hastings, you’ll take courses and gain practical experience in finance to be ready for a variety of career tracts. 

Do challenging, in-demand work

As a Hastings College finance major, you’ll develop the ability to solve complex problems using finance concepts — and how to apply these concepts to real world examples. You’ll be ready for challenging, in-demand work:

  • Explaining the key principles of corporate finance, investments and valuation
  • Effectively using technology and analytical tools
  • Communicating clearly
  • Leading diverse teams to efficiently analyze and solve problems

Learn the full suite of business skills

At Hastings College, you’ll begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Financial theory
  • Research
  • Business operations
  • Leadership

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. You’ll get the opportunity to study abroad your sophomore year, as well as time to complete service projects or lead a club — there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Create your own future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Graduate with experience

At Hastings, finance majors serve one and sometimes two internships, including one through our exclusive Talent Pool program. Some expand their understanding of the world by spending a semester abroad. Many take advantage of additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. Every finance major completes a capstone project, using case studies to solve real-world challenges.

What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings ready to succeed.

At every step in your path you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Add expertise to your Finance degree

Many of our majors pursue additional study in these areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Information Systems (minor)

Get involved beyond the classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Finance majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. If you  pursue a business-related major, apply for the T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship. Plus there’s talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics.

Adding Up to Success

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