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Finance Major

In a finance career, you’ll help organizations or individuals maximize their wealth and steward their resources by offering expertise on how to budget for capital expansion, how to maximize the return on investments, or how to raise funds at the lowest cost. The finance major at Gordon will prepare you for a broad spectrum of careers in fields including corporate finance, public finance, insurance, financial advisory and investments. In preparation, you may opt to sit for Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exam prior to graduation.

A Top Track Record

Gordon grads are top performers in professional certification exams.

95% pass rate

95% pass rate on the CPA exams for accounting majors compared to 53% national pass rate.

15% higher pass rate

15% higher pass rate on CFA Level 1 exam for finance majors, compared to the global average.

Why study finance at Gordon?

Situated just north of Boston—one of the world’s biotechnology and healthcare epicenters, and a hub for many of the nation’s largest asset management firms—Gordon students have opportunities for critical hands-on learning and internships. In the Economics and Business Department at Gordon, you will benefit from a strong combination of technical business training and Christian liberal arts education. Our highly experienced faculty will prepare you for excellence and mission in the marketplace as you cultivate integrity and wise stewardship.

What careers can I pursue with a finance major?

Gordon graduates perform well on professional certification exams (including the CFA® and CFP®), and have an outstanding record of graduate school acceptances and successful placements in major firms in the U.S. and abroad. Finance students are well prepared for various finance-related professions including:

  • Financial research and analysis
  • Financial journalism
  • Asset management
  • Insurance
  • Risk management
  • Consulting

Learn more about jobs and internships ➔

Econ-bus alumni stats Econ-bus alumni statsData collected from Gordon graduates between 1989 and 2010.


Blake Berkey

Blake Berkey ’12

Latham & Watkins LLP

“I will always be thankful for the leadership lessons I learned at Gordon during my time on the soccer team and in the classroom. I was surrounded with coaches and professors who impacted my worldview and pushed me to fully develop as a leader who serves God by being a faithful presence in whatever job or sphere of society God places me.” Hear from others ➔


For hands-on learning and to clarify their career goals, finance students can pursue a variety of internships—at top firms such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle), EMC, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Liberty Mutual Insurance, NBC, State Street Bank & Trust Company and Wells Fargo Advisors. 

On campus, you will be part of a close community of supportive mentors and learners. You may have the opportunity to complete an honors project, do research with a faculty member or work as a teaching assistant. And you can take advantage of student-led opportunities, including:

  • Business Club: features guest speakers, networking opportunities and annual trips to Boston, New York City or Washington, D.C.
  • Investment Club: builds students' in-depth investing knowledge
  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council: promotes an understanding of public policy issues and facilitates student trips to Washington, D.C.
  • Gordon College Student Association: liaises between students and the administration
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: equips students to initiate new and noble ventures

Global Opportunities

Expand your scope and study economics on a global scale. 


For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department chair

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