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Finance (B.A.)

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About this Program

The finance major will prepare future leaders in business and finance fields to be able to excel in a variety of organizational settings in private, public and nonprofit organizations.

Program Overview

A degree in finance has many applications and can provide a fundamental academic basis for many fruitful career opportunities.You will acquire the analytical and critical-thinking skills needed to be successful in multiple business specialties, advance in your career, and contribute to your community.

You will merge classroom knowledge with a thorough understanding of theories (general business and specific to their specialties). As part of the finance major, you will learn to select and apply appropriate technology for analysis, research and presentation; learn to work effectively as members of a team; and demonstrate critical thinking in decision making and problem solving.

The finance major will provide you will provide specialized courses on such topics as financial derivatives, fixed income, financial economics and financial statement analysis.

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Interactive Trading Room

Get the full Wall Street experience inside the Virginia Munson Hammell ’67 Trading Room with trading stations, a stock quote ticker and financial investment software.

Career Outlook

Economics majors work in finance, marketing, insurance, accounting, human resources and more.


Gain the confidence and expertise to thrive in the competitive world of economics.

Program Contact

Associate Professor of Management, Department Chair


Meet Peter Castro '23 | First Finance Graduate

Q&A Undergraduate Student

Peter Castro ’23 is the first student to graduate from Hood’s recently established finance B.A. program. As he prepares for graduation, Castro discusses his experience in the program and plans for the future.

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