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Business Administration: Finance BS

A finance degree involves the management, creation, and study of money, banking, investments, assets, and liabilities.


Program skills

Students learn to obtain and organize financial data and conduct financial analysis in discounted cash flow analysis, risk analysis and financial forecasting. They review asset management topics in working capital management and advanced capital budgeting. Liability management topics include dividend policy, capital structure policy, security issuance and leasing. Students learn how to use spreadsheets in a systematic manner to model and solve financial problems in diagnosing financial performance, forecasting cash flows, and forecasting financing requirements. Students also cover theoretical topics such as asset pricing, hedging and arbitrage. Application topics include risk management in bond and stock portfolio context. 

Program facilities equipment

The Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics features the latest technology and equipment, including Bloomberg Terminals and the most advanced analytics software. The REDCOM Active Learning Lab provides the business environment that maximizes the utilization of technology for digital interaction and team networking. Computer labs currently have 60 PC’s hooked up to a network server, including wireless connectivity.


Program job titles reported

Account Manager; Acquisitions Associate; Analyst; Closing Coordinator; Equities Derivatives Product Controller; Equity Trader Assistant; Financial Advisor; Investment Banking Analyst; Junior Finance Associate; Professional Financial Advisor; Reconciliation Analyst

Program significant points

  • Saunders College of Business moved up 18 spots to #73 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 edition of Best Graduate School Rankings among graduate business schools in America.
  • Placing in the top 10 for the third year in a row, Saunders ranked #8 in the top 25 online MBA programs in a Princeton Review list that was the first to base rankings on both school and student opinion data
  • Ranked by CEO Magazine as a Tier One MBA Program in back-to-back years, Saunders College has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #36 among 282 of the Best Online Graduate MBA Programs for 2018
  • Saunders College ranks #79 on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best U.S. business schools with full-time MBA programs

Select program hiring partners

AIH LLC, Ameriprise Financial Services, Bank of America, Berenberg Capital Markets, BNY Mellon, Citi, Constellation Brands, Cudlipp Financial Services, Equitable Advisors, First American Equipment Finance, Glazer Properties, Goldman Sachs, Hasto & Associates, HSBC Bank, HubSpot, James Gray Agency, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Lenox Advisors, Lockheed Martin, Lutz & Associates Wealth Strategists, Mastodon Design, Mondelez International, Paychex, Premium Mortgage Corp, QCI Asset Management Inc., Rochester Regional Health, Wegmans Food Markets


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 76.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 20.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 76.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 20.00%
Alternative Plans 4.00%


Saunders College of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5 percent of the institutions granting business degrees have received this accreditation.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Students in the finance degree are required to complete at least one block of cooperative education.