Finance Degrees

Finance offers a variety of courses including corporate and international finance, financial markets, spreadsheets modeling and investments. It provides the tools, skills and knowledge necessary for careers in corporate finance, banking, wealth management, public finance and more. While in school students are encouraged to sit for a variety of professional licensing exams including the Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 exams. Upon graduation, students can pursue CFP and CFA professional certifications. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on investment experience managing part of the University's endowment fund through the Marauder Fund. Over our last four assessment cycles, Millersville accounting and finance students had average scores above the 90th percentile on the national ETS® Major Field Test for the Bachelor's Degree in Business. Many of our students pursue dual options in accounting and finance.

“Millersville's Accounting and Finance Department gives every student the opportunity to excel. The professors truly care for their students and you never feel like just a number. It's a great feeling to be surrounded by fellow students and professors who share the same passion and desire to impact the world of business.”

- Jacob Wescott | Accounting Major, '19

Finance major (bachelor of science)

A degree in Finance will prepare you for a career in the fast-paced worlds of banking, real estate, insurance, financial planning and more. Finance degrees can prepare you for graduate degree programs or help you get your foot in the door at a variety of for-profit, nonprofit and public-sector organizations.

Finance Program Overview
Finance major Curriculum

Finance Concentration: Wealth Management

The wealth management concentration builds upon Millersville’s very successful finance program. The demand for financial planners is on an upward trajectory in the United States, lifted by rising income levels and life expectancies. These trends are exacerbated in our area; the Lancaster region’s demographics show an increasing population, driven in part by families and retirees moving from the Maryland-DC area. This program’s curriculum is designed to build students’ expertise in portfolio choice, risk, behavior-based investing decisions, and financial literacy. The wealth management concentration helps our students enter this field with the business skills and interpersonal training to excel in their careers.

Wealth management curriculum

Wealth management FLOWCHART

Finance MINOR

The Finance Minor is for non-business majors who want a better understanding corporate finance, investments, financial modeling, and financial markets pursuing a full degree in business. It is a popular choice and provides important knowledge for students pursuing a variety of majors including Math (Actuarial Science), Computer Science, Pre-Law, and Economics.

Finance Minor curriculum for business majors

Finance Minor curriculum for non-business majors