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Finance, Bachelor of Science

The undergraduate degree program in finance is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced ever-changing world of business.

The undergraduate degree program in finance is designed to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced ever-changing world of business. Our state-of-the-art Business Analytics Lab allows students to gain expertise with hardware and software such as the Bloomberg terminals that are ubiquitous in the finance industry.   Our Student Managed Investment Fund course gives students an opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned in the classroom by managing a portion of the university’s endowment.  Our distinguished faculty possess a wide range of experience and hold professional designations including the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) certifications.

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  • Queens Campus
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Expand Your Horizons

Join us in traveling to London to meet some of the top financial firms such as Apollo Global Management, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, among others and learn about a different business culture!

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Hands-on Experience

Our state-of-the-art Financial Information Lab allows students to gain expertise with hardware and software such as the Bloomberg terminals that are ubiquitous in the finance industry. 

Study Opportunities and Experiences

Students can focus their study in areas such as corporate finance, investments, banking, and fintech.  Internships, global destination courses, and case studies are utilized to enhance the learning experiences.

Wednesdays on Wall Street

Attending classes in the heart of the financial world has many advantages, including access to finance industry experts who visit campus to talk about their careers, special topics, and/or possible career opportunities within their firms. Finance and business students enjoy the many benefits of our Manhattan campus (101 Astor Place), especially on Wednesdays when they can take two 3-hour business core classes in one day—and hear from industry experts at an optional discussion during the 2-hour break between classes (food is provided).

Featured Faculty

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  • Assistant Professor


Economics and Finance


To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, students complete 120 credits, including major-sequence courses and electives, as outlined below.

  • FIN 3311 Corporate Financial Analysis
  • FIN 3312 Investments
  • FIN 3315 Commercial Banking
  • FIN 3316 Capital and Money Markets
  • FIN 3318 International Banking and Finance
  • FIN 3319 FinTech in Financial Services
  • FIN 3351 Applied Finance Analysis
  • FIN 3388 Derivative Markets
  • FIN 4314 Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • FIN 4317 Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 4320 Application of Machine Learning in Finance
  • FIN 4321 Crypto Trading & Trading Strategies
  • FIN 4327; 4328 Managing Investment Funds
  • FIN 4339 Fixed Income Markets and Instruments
  • FIN 4350 Seminar in Finance
  • FIN 4351 Applied Finance Research Seminar

Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to provide students the opportunity to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Finance.  Students who

select a fast-track into an advanced degree must complete an online application and must meet the admission standards for that graduate program. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Finance major are:

University Core Curriculum

Program Contact

Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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Applied Finance Institute

Our Applied Finance Institute invites our top students to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities to boost your resume!

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Student Managed Blockchain Fund (Crypto Assets & Trading Strategies)

Help manage our newly launched Blockchain Fund. The fund was just created with $100,000!

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Dean’s Honors Program

This elite program offers opportunities for high-achieving undergraduate business students to share their academic journey with fellow scholars in the program. It features enriched curricular activities designed to stimulate intellectual, professional, and personal growth by combining opportunities for career development, global study, research projects with faculty, and academic service-learning.

Students are selected for the program by Tobin faculty. Only the highest performing entering freshman are considered for selection for this prestigious program. 

Success at St. John's

A rising star in broadcast journalism with an international background and a global worldview, Ms. Solomon cites her years at St. John’s University—living and learning in “The World’s Borough” of Queens, NY—and her time studying abroad, as critical influences in the informed reporting that she regularly brings to her audience.

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Rahel G. Solomon ’10TCB

For Rahel G. Solomon ’10TCB, a General Assignment Reporter at CNBC, the blending of two global industries—business and journalism—is a seamless merger.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business


For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Admission Office -  Staten Island Campus
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