Studying Finance at Clarkson

Studying Finance at Clarkson

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Small or large companies, public or private organizations, multinational corporations or local businesses — they all understand the value of a dollar. They also understand the importance of hiring professionals that know how to use money in a way that minimizes risk, reaps rewards and spurs growth. At Clarkson University, our finance-focused programs give you the tools to become a capable and smart decision-maker. Graduate ready to apply the key concepts that make the financial world go round.

Why Study Finance at Clarkson?

Finance courses are offered through the David D. Reh School of Business, one of the top business schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Our curriculum has been developed in partnership with employers and industry leaders to meet market demands. What does this mean? It means you learn the most up-to-date tools and strategies to make financially savvy decisions in all areas of business.

Classes are hands-on and focused on real-world scenarios. Understand key aspects of finance and how they intersect with different factors. Learn investment strategies and accounting methods. Gain the skills to make money moves that matter and allow your organization to expand.

We offer a finance-centered major and several related concentrations and minors. You can also select classes from a robust list of offerings, which will help you look at your studies from a financial angle. If you would like to pursue professional opportunities in the field, the Career Center can help you find high-quality internships. 


Courses touch on topics like:

  • Auditing
  • Cost accounting
  • Financial management
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • International finance
  • Investments
  • Managerial accounting
  • Portfolio management
  • Taxation of business entities
  • Venture capital and private equity

Financial Information and Analysis Major

Graduate with a strong foundation and practical know-how in financial management, investments and accounting. Learn more about the BS in Financial Information and Analysis.

Accounting Track

Students majoring in financial information and analysis can choose to pursue this concentration preparing them to begin an industry or entrepreneurial role. Learn more about the accounting track.

Business Minor

Designed for students with a major outside of the Reh School of Business, this minor gives you a foundation in essential business concepts. Learn more about the minor in business.

Economics Minor

Infuse and broaden your studies with a general understanding of economic theories and applications. The economics minor is a hands-on complement to any major. Learn more about the minor in economics.

Project Management Minor

Gain the skills to manage people, resources and budgets to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget and within performance requirements. Learn more about the minor in quality-based project management.

Statistics Minor

Understand key concepts in calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics to solve real-world problems. Learn more about the minor in statistics. 

Apply your knowledge in preparation for a career in finance. Various co-curricular and extracurricular activities help undergraduate students build experience in general business and finance applications:

Student Perspective

"My experience at Clarkson has played an integral role in my success in recruiting for top financial firms and ultimately landing a job for a competitive position within one of the firms. Toward the end of my junior summer, I began recruiting for full-time positions. I had the good fortune to have been extended offers and interviews by several top financial firms, including Blackstone, Starwood Capital Group, Rockpoint Group and JPMorgan."

Marques Bouyer '22, BS in Financial Information

Career Possibilities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the financial sector are projected to grow by seven percent between 2021 and 2031. Virtually every industry has a need for finance professionals.

Students interested in a career in finance can find jobs as:

  • Accounting information systems designer
  • Certified financial planner
  • Certified public accountant
  • CFO
  • Commodity trader
  • Comptroller
  • Corporate financial planner
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst and planner
  • Financial manager
  • Financial services personnel
  • Investment manager
  • IRS investigator/agent
  • Management accountant
  • Management accounting personnel


Clarkson students with a background in finance have gone on to many organizations, including careers with:

  • Blackstone
  • Compass Interpreters
  • Dexter Axle
  • EPIC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Home Depot
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
  • Kalamazoo Wings
  • KeyBank
  • Kiewit
  • KW Vermont Strong Will Real Estate
  • M&T
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBT Bank
  • Pall Corporation
  • Qred AB
  • Rathe Family Busines

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Duke University
  • IESEG School of Management
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan

Contact Us

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about studying finance at Clarkson? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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David D. Reh School of Business

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