Major in Finance

Our Finance Major Allows You To:

  • Understand the flood of financial information that society has become increasingly exposed to in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and Investors Business Daily.
  • Obtain gainful employment in the area of financial markets:
    • Finance is one of the fastest growing and highest paid careers options available today.
    • Jobs in finance are plentiful in both the public and private sectors.
  • Pursue an advanced degree (M.B.A. or Ph.D.) in any area of business.
  • Gain real world experience through internships and independent studies with faculty acting as mentors.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance (120 credits)

Students who take this option study financial markets in general with specific attention paid to portfolio management, money and capital markets, money and banking, options, international finance, etc. The finance program is excellent preparation for careers in banking (both commercial and investment banking), law, or graduate school. Recent graduates of this program are now working for Salomon SmithBarney, Goldman Sachs, UBS PaineWebber, and Cantor Fitzgerald, to name a few of the companies interested in hiring our graduates.

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the economics and finance program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Colin Read, Department Chair
Office: SBE/CS Room 324
Phone: (518) 564-4120
Fax: (518) 564-4215

SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901