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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. Because we're a Christian college, you'll learn to do all of this through a framework of faith.

At Gordon, you'll prepare for a broad spectrum of careers in the financial industry, 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.

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

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Experiential learning in finance

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


For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department chair

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