The financial information and analysis (FI&A) program provides the expertise in 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 curriculum provide you with 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 & Analysis degree, you 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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To earn your degree you complete 69 credits in foundation coursework focused around specialized business courses, 18 credit hours are electives for you to choose and 33 credits in the Clarkson Common Experience.

Financial Information and Analysis Major Curriculum

Accounting Concentration

No matter the location, size, and industry of a business, accounting is a common language worldwide. See what our accounting concentration can offer you.

Accounting Concentration


Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your financial information and analysis degree.

Clarkson Minors

Career Opportunities

The FI&A degree can prepare you 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
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Internship and Co-op Opportunities

All students 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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