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Department ofFinance

Finance: The Language of Business

Do risk management for an emerging company. Or investment banking for an established one. A degree in finance preps you for both, and more. Finance is one of the most flexible and active aspects of business. So our coursework emphasizes traditional quantitative methods as well as the psychology and ethics behind it.

We offer bachelor's and master's degrees as well as an emphasis program for MBA students. If you want to apply the skills you learn in an internship, you can take advantage of our extensive network in and around the Valley. Finance opens all kinds of doors. Our graduates wind up as analysts with banks, VC firms, and tech companies. They also go into consulting, management, and accounting.

About Our Program

Why Should I Major in Finance at the Leavey School of Business

Finance is at the center of well-managed businesses, from high technology companies to mutual fund companies. The Finance department at SCU develops students' knowledge and managerial skills in the corporate and investment settings so they are prepared for a wide variety of careers. 

About Our Undergraduate Major and Minor



Real Estate Minor

The finance department also offers a minor in real estate for both business majors and non-business majors at the University. This program supports undergraduate students from across the University as they explore and develop fundamental skills that can help them create and lead real estate companies. 



Graduate Program

If you have any questions regarding accounting department programs and events, please contact the following individuals:

Finance Association Inquiries

SCU Accounting Association Senior Officers

Undergraduate Accounting Program Admission Inquiries

Jo-Anne Shibles

All Other Inquiries

Finance Administrative Assistant

Finance Faculty


Robert Hendershott


Carrie Pan


Ye Cai


Sanjiv Das

Beyond the Classroom

Get involved outside of the classroom!

Join one of our student networks to participate in SCU's finance community and to meet others interested in finance. Check out our Beyond the classroom page.

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The ACE Leadership program uses seminars, internships and alumni engagement opportunities to help you achieve your goals and become the capable, ethical, and caring business leader known as the Santa Clara alumnus

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News and Events

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LSB Finance Department's 4th Annual Career Panel

Students met with a group of SCU alumni from Apple, Facebook, LiveRamp, Square, BoA Merrill Lynch, and TCV, to discuss Finance career opportunities in the world of Technology. Watch the Youtube video here

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Hersh Shefrin : Cyber attacks, the Stock Market & Carbon Tax: Forbes & Financier Worldwide

LSB’s Hersh Shefrin has recently had multiple pieces run on acclaimed new outlets Forbes and Financier Worldwide.

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