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.
- Organizational dynamics
- Analytical problem solving
- Financial theory
- Business operations
Create your future
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
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.
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
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. The result? Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).