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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica offers a finance major and minor that will prepare you to work in three main areas: financial management, investment, and financial markets and institutions. Our finance programs feature small class sizes taught by our dedicated faculty. They have extensive real-world experience in finance and will offer you one-on-one guidance as you build your academic and career plans.

Even as you study the latest best practices in the industry and learn about up-to-the-minute news and events, you’ll be solidly grounded by your overall liberal arts curriculum and the College’s Benedictine values. Ethical decision making is a fundamental part of all coursework in the Stender School of Business and Technology.

Our alumni have gone on to careers as actuaries, financial analysts, fund managers, marketing analysts and more.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


FIN 4500 – Financial Markets & Institutio

In this course, you will learn the roles played by financial markets and institutions in the efficient allocation of funds from lenders to borrowers. Student will develop critical thinking skills as applied to financial markets and institutions. Topics include the determination of asset prices; the risk and term structure of interest rates; risk management and financial derivatives; financial market, structure, innovation, and regulation; and financial crises.

FIN 4600 – Investments

The objective of this course is to learn how to make sound investing decisions. Students study the different types of investments available, the markets they are traded in and the sources of information that are available to investors. We then examine the relationship between risk and return, techniques for valuing securities and the construction and management of portfolios.

FIN 4900 – Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation

The course explores advanced finance concepts including corporate decision making involving the issuance of debt and equity securities, dividend and stock policies, evaluation of a corporation’s governance and ownership structures and analysis of mergers and acquisitions. Students will be required to complete a financial analysis term project of a publicly traded corporation. Prerequisite: FIN 3420.


Students can choose to complete an internship. The internship will fulfill one of the elective courses if enough hours are worked.

Career Outlook

Students with finance degrees work in a myriad of industries and sectors. Finance majors have gone on to careers as actuaries, appraisers, bank examiners, financial analysts, fund managers, financial planners, loan officers, marketing analysts and more.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who bring their deep experience to online and on-campus classrooms. Our values of community, respect, stewardship and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.