Study finance and open up countless career opportunities in areas such as personal finance, helping families and individuals invest and manage money; and corporate finance.  You will also have the knowledge to guide companies to invest and fund business activities, work in public finance, or with government and public entities such as libraries, school districts, and public health organizations.

The Canisius BS in finance prepares you for work in personal, corporate or public finance. Curriculum emphasizes four key areas including business finance, investment and portfolio management, financial markets, and institutions and risk analysis.


The Canisius BS in finance was the only Western New York program and only one of four programs in New York State to be ranked in US News & World Report’s list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2019. The peer ranking placed Canisius in the top 5% of all institutions to be ranked nationally (out of 418 colleges and universities). Job placement for Canisius finance majors is consistently at or near 100%. This includes students participating in the college's Golden Griffin Fund program who are heavily recruited each year by financial firms in Western New York and throughout the US.

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Top 7% Best Finance Program in the Nation
US News & World Report, 2023
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95% Job placement
Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) program participants

Extended Learning Opportunities

The Finance program at Canisius offers students a number of exciting opportunitites to develop their business skills and gain recognition and accolades at national and international events.

Business Exploration Program
With personalized coaching and experiential learning opportunities, The Business Exploration (Bus-X) program will transform a first-year business students into a career-ready business profession.