The Financial Information and Analysis (FI&A) undergraduate bachelor's degree program provides students with expertise in both finance and accounting, including accounting as a language of business or organizational decision-making, and the use of this information by financial decision makers.

The knowledge and skills developed through our Financial Information and Analysis major curriculum will give you the ability to succeed in a workplace, integrating traditional functions of finance and accounting in roles such as a financial analyst, corporate financial planner, certified public accountant and many more. With a Financial Information and Analysis degree, you'll gain a fundamental knowledge of managerial accounting, cost accounting and financial statement analysis, preparing you for graduate work or a successful career in industry.

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Financial Information and Analysis Careers

The Financial Information and Analysis bachelor's degree provides graduates with great flexibility in their future careers. As an FI&A major, you will be prepared for a successful career in any of the following roles:

  • management accounting personnel
  • accounting information systems designer
  • financial manager
  • investment manager
  • financial services personnel
  • corporate financial planner
  • certified public accountant
  • comptroller
  • accounting analyst
  • replenishment consultant
  • financial validation analyst
  • associate financial analyst
  • human capital management consultant
  • supply chain consultant
  • credit analyst
  • IRS investigator/agent
  • management accountant
  • bank manager
  • budget analyst
  • business manager
  • commodity trader
  • controller
  • CFO
  • financial analyst and planner
  • certified financial planner

Graduates of the Financial Information and Analysis major have recently been hired by companies such as Amazon, BP, Car-Freshner Corporation, Edward Jones, ExxonMobil, IBM, National Pavement, Stanley Black and Decker, Volkswagen Group of America and Wealth Preservation Group. Some graduates continue on to graduate school, attending institutions such as the University of Wisconsin, the College of William & Mary, and also choosing to pursue Clarkson's own Master's of Business Administration (MBA) programs.  

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Financial Information and Analysis Curriculum

Major in Financial Information & Analysis

To earn a Clarkson Financial Information and Analysis bachelor's degree, students complete 69 credits in foundation coursework focused around specialized business courses such as economics, mathematics, marketing, operations, supply chain management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, 18 credit hours of free electives in accounting and finance courses and 33 credits in the Clarkson Common Experience. Financial Information and Analysis majors take courses such as:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Investments
  • Financial Management
  • Taxation of Business Entities
  • Auditing
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets & Institutions

Financial Information and Analysis Major Curriculum

Accounting Concentration

No matter the location, size, and industry of a business, accounting is a common language worldwide. According to PayScale, the average Certified Piblic Accountant (CPA) salary is over $65,000. Students majoring in Financial Information and Analysis can choose to pursue a concentration in accounting. This program prepares students to either enter industry, sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or start their own accounting practice. 

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Relevant Minors

Financial Information and Analysis majors have the opportunity to explore minors that will complement the FI&A bachelor's degree. View our recommendations below or learn more about all of Clarkson's minors, concentrations and professional advising tracks.

Economics Minor

Project Management Minor

Statistics Minor

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Internship and Co-op Opportunities

As part of our curriculum requirements, all Financial Information and Analysis majors participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research, or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals. Recent internship employers include:

  • Amazon
  • Target
  • IBM
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • General Electric
  • Accenture
  • Wells Fargo
  • Goodyear
  • Lockheed Martin
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