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University affiliated Program - CFA Institute

La Salle University’s Finance program has been accepted into a global credentialing program. Learn More.

Raising money. Investing money. Managing money. Doing so effectively, wisely, and ethically. That’s the world of finance.

No matter how small its footprint or gigantic its reach, every business relies on a financial model for viability. Finance is the ideal field of study for students hoping to be financial managers, investment analysts, or financial services professionals.

To prepare students to work and thrive in today’s dynamic global financial environment, our program emphasizes the linking of theory to practice. In the classroom, we develop core competencies in areas such as analytical skills, decision-making frameworks, understanding risk, and how financial markets work. We also teach our students to become proficient in the use of financial tools, including time value analysis, financial forecasting, capital budgeting, asset management, and risk evaluation.

A student within the finance major can specialize in one of three tracks, each uniquely designed with career paths in mind:

  • Investment and Financial Analysis:
    • Emphasizes security analysis and management and is designed with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in mind.
  • Risk Management
    • Recognizes the growing awareness across all businesses for the need to manage a variety of risk with financially sophisticated techniques and helps prepare students for the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.
  • Managerial Finance
    • Considered to be the traditional finance major, this track is the most general, with an emphasis on corporate finance.

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Have a Question? Contact:

Jan Ambrose, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Finance


100% of students will complete their Bloomberg Certification
3 unique tracks available to customize a Finance major to career aspiration
17 consecutive years hosting a Risk Manager in Residence

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