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Finance, Bachelor of Science

Economics and Finance


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 Financial Information 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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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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Fast-Track to Further Specializations

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:

Career Outcomes

After completing our program in finance, graduates will have the critical thinking and analytical skills that both public and private sector employers value.  Our graduates have gone on to successful and rewarding careers at some of the world’s leading businesses.  Graduates that seek to further their education will find their training at the Tobin College of Business has prepared them for the rigors required for post-graduate success.

Global Approach to Education

In today’s global economy, study abroad is becoming a necessity for success in the business world. Tobin’s Global Destination Courses (GDC) offer business students multiple short-term study abroad options during the fall and spring semesters. Past locations include: Ecuador, South America; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Dublin, Ireland.

The Office of Global Studies also offers the opportunity to spend a semester traveling to our Rome, Italy; Paris, France and Limerick, Ireland campuses through their Discover the World: Europe program. 

Additional Information

The Tobin College also offers students a unique opportunity to gain real world experience through our GLOBE Micro Loan Program, Service Learning Projects and Executive-in-Residence Program. Our internship program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable business experience at a wide range of businesses in the New York metropolitan area.

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. 

The Dean’s Honors Program participation requirements include:

  • Enrollment in Dean's Honors-designated courses
  • Participation in a subsidized Global Destination Course
  • Completion of at least one internship course
  • Participation in workshop/speaker/career development activities each semester
  • Maintenance of a 3.5 cumulative GPA, both overall and within student’s major

The benefits of the program are many, notably:

  • Participating students receive funding toward the Tobin Global Destination course
  • Participating students have the option to conduct research with a faculty member within the student’s major
  • Participating students may live with other Honors Program participants in one of the University’s residence halls
  • Participating students get early exposure to and counseling by career services professionals

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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Making News at CNBC

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

Rahel G. Solomon ’10TCB The Peter J. Tobin College of Business