Welcome to the Department of Finance! If you enjoy taking initiative, analytically solving problems, and leading a team, you would make a great Finance major.

What Makes Us Unique?

To put it simply, studying finance in a place like Charleston is a big deal. Here's why.
  • Dedicated faculty

    Our faculty members have expertise across many areas including investment, corporate finance, international finance, banking management and financial modeling. While active in research, our faculty are most devoted to teaching. We pride ourselves on interacting directly with students — you won’t find teaching assistants in our classrooms.

    Meet Our Faculty
  • Commitment to career readiness

    As a department, we strive to educate and graduate ready-to-work students. To serve this goal, we tailor our curriculum to the real world. For example, in one of our special topics courses, you’ll not only earn credit for your degree, but also prepare yourself to obtain external designations such as the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ certificate.

  • Top internship opportunities

    Our students are encouraged to participate in internships during their junior or senior years. Our students complete internships with many national firms such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Edwards Jones, Northwestern Mutual, All State Insurance and many local companies such as Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc, Snap Capital, The Palmetto Group and KD Capital Management LLC.

  • Strong job placement

    After graduation, our students can choose from an array of careers across various industries. Common job opportunities for graduates include compensation officer in human resources, account managers in investment firms, property managers, and more. We highly recommend you visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, and learn about the great future job outlooks for these occupations.

Academic Programs

We offer two majors, two minors (including real estate) and two concentrations.