Invest in Your Future

Finance Major

Finance is broadly defined as the art and science of making decisions involving money. In the finance program at Salisbury University, you’ll learn exactly how banking institutions, corporations and markets operate and how they stay in compliance with government regulations. By earning a finance degree from our renowned Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, you’ll make bank!

Why Choose Finance at SU?

The finance industry continues to evolve at a dizzying pace, but SU is up to date with the latest in the field and will keep your skills fresh. Our finance major provides you with a broad background in corporate finance, international finance, investments and financial markets/institutions. It prepares you for a career in corporate treasury functions and financial service firms such as commercial and investment banks, securities firms, money management firms, insurance companies, real estate companies and financial planning organizations.

During their senior year, SU students have an opportunity to complete an internship at a variety of business, government or nonprofit organizations. Students in this major may also take part in the Practicum in Portfolio Management, an innovative program designed around a student-managed investment fund, managing a portion of the University endowment. At SU, the experience our students receive is real.


As a finance major at SU, you can specialize in one of three tracks:


Invest in your future now with our finance program and learn to make bank in a variety of areas, from securities firms to real estate companies. With a Salisbury education in finance, you can find domestic or international career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Investment Advisory Services
  • Investment Banking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Stockbroker
Meet Melissa – Finance Major

Meet Melissa - Finance Major

Learn how finance students like Melissa actively manage an investment portfolio, a real-world experience both challenging and rewarding.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

The faculty at SU is committed to helping students better prepare for a competitive career in finance.

The idea is to make managing an investment fund for the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. as real as possible for the students. The instructor is only a facilitator. The students make all the decisions.
Herman Manakyan, Ph.D. Department of Economics and Finance Faculty

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