Ranked #1 in the Northwest, the undergraduate Finance program in the Albers School of Business and Economics is known for setting the technical and practical standard in finance education. Join us and gain critical qualities that are highly sought after in today’s business finance environments.
This technical training integrates seamlessly with the practical experience we offer, such as managing real-world investments as portfolio managers and analysts for our Redhawk Fund, or joining the Albers Investment Club, where you will compete in contests with 25 other universities around the Northwest. As the field of finance changes rapidly, our program trains you in the latest tools and assists you in developing the skills necessary to adapt.
Our faculty are experts in their fields of study and committed to teaching the skills and concepts needed for you to succeed in business and beyond. They care about your success and are available for personalized help as needed.
Class sizes at Albers are small, affording our students the opportunity to learn from both faculty and fellow students and develop a network of colleagues to carry with them throughout their careers. Students are able to engage with their professors one-on-one, which makes for a rich learning environment.
Finance has a tremendous impact on society. It is a practical subject with a substantial technical background. Our students learn the analytical tools, critical thinking, and professional habits they need to be successful ethical leaders in the field. Our unique location in Seattle allows students to develop relationships with executives at some of the most innovative companies in the world.
I love the passion that Albers professors and students share for conducting ethical business and forming leaders to create a better world. If you attend just one class by an Albers professor, it’s obvious that they’re not here for the paycheck or to conduct research; they’re here because they want to impact and further the growth of their students beyond the classroom curriculum. Almost all my professors at Albers remember me by name and can always find time to meet with me even when I’m not enrolled in one of their classes.
I was taught the value of networking by my professors at Albers. My career aim was to be successful in entrepreneurial finance. Many years after graduation, an SU finance professor reached out and encouraged me to apply to a little known private equity company that focused directly with tech entrepreneurs. I was shocked the professor still remembered my interest and was willing to make the recommendation. I got the job! Thanks to that relationship, I’ve been growing my career in the industry over the last 10 years.
What’s special to me about Albers is that the professors are not only passionate about their discipline, but also about teaching and mentoring. This type of environment cultivates curiosity and relationships that provide students with a personalized education and unique opportunities. To put it simply, the intellectual energy that the community in Albers fosters fueled me in discovering my passions, and the faculty and staff were instrumental in me seeing those passions through to a career on Wall Street.
The Finance Department in the Albers School of Business and Economics provides a uniquely valuable experience because of the extremely knowledgeable professors and an abundance of real-world experiences. I have enjoyed applying what I have learned in the classroom to opportunities such as the CFA Institute Research Challenge, Redhawk Fund, and Albers Investment Club with the guidance of exceptional faculty mentors.
Graduating with a major in finance offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in many industries and specialties:
Graduates of the Albers finance program have a variety of career opportunities. Post-finance job placements include: