The upcoming demand for finance professionals is large and growing. Every company has a finance department, making this a highly-marketable degree choice in terms of your future career.


The Gambet Center gives our students access to some of the most cutting-edge technology in the field. The Talen Energy Trading Room boasts a live-ticker, three big-screen TVs displaying the latest financial news, and computers loaded with professional, top-of-the-line trading simulation software. Your classes here will give you a real-world experience for what it's like to work on Wall Street.

Earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years!As a finance major, you'll have an opportunity to take courses in banking, security analysis, risk management, taxation, and international finance. As a graduate, you'll be prepared to pursue a variety of careers including banking, financial management, financial planning, security analysis, and insurance.



Financial Planning Track

    DeSales is proud to offer this Certified Financial Planner CFP® Board Registered Program

    Upon successful completion of this track, you'll be eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.  
    Learn More about the CFP® Certification Examination

    In addition, students with a specialty in personal financial planning can choose a career within a full array of jobs. You can be a self-employed financial advisor, or work for various financial institutions such as:

    • Banks

    • Saving institutions

    • Credit unions

    • Brokerage firms

    • Law offices

    • Human resource and employee benefits departments 


    Bradley C. Barnhorst, CFA
    Chair of Finance Major
    Associate Professor of Business
    DeSales University
    (610) 282-1100 x1624


    Want to major in two different areas of business?

    Dual Major: 2 degrees in 4 years

    No problem! Most of your major core courses will be completed during your freshman and sophomore years, so you can work on your second major during your junior and senior years. That means you can complete two degrees in the traditional four year period.

    Did you know?

    average salary for Personal Financial Planning jobs in PA is $66,000And, according to a January 2016 report by the New York Federal Reserve, the early-career median wage for finance majors is $47,000 (compared to $38,000 across all majors) with a mid-career median of $80,000

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