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Be a Force for Good

From multi-billion dollar firms to grassroots nonprofits, finance shape both local communities and global economies.

Robert P. Stiller School of Business 
Study Abroad
On-Campus Employment Opportunities
Required Internship 
Pathway to Advanced Degrees 
Freeman Foundation Grant 

Take the keys to our endowment fund, and put it to work.

At Champlain College, you and your peers work with real clients on actual cases, using the same data used by financial professionals. In fact, a portion of the college’s endowment will be in your hands before you graduate, as all our Finance students manage a small portfolio of Champlain’s assets. Faculty will guide you as you weigh factors that affect stock choice, select stocks, consider which assets will perform the best, and evaluate performance on risk and return. Just like you’ll do in your career.

Taught by professors who have worked on Wall Street as investment bankers, research analysts, and portfolio managers, this ambitious major is meant for students who want to use the tools of the financial system to improve the world. At Champlain, we’ll teach you how to ethically and strategically allocate resources for the things that matter most.

What is Finance?

From investment banking and corporate finance to financial planning and analysis, the finance field offers many pathways and requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills. If you like to work with numbers, analyze market trends, make strategic financial decisions, assess risks, and can see yourself managing and optimizing financial resources for corporations, organizations, individuals, or other institutions, you might find a career in finance challenging in all the right ways. In this fast-paced environment, you’ll have high earning potential and opportunities for career advancement and world travel.

Finance professionals are in high demand in a huge range of industries. With a degree in Finance, you can look forward to an excellent starting salary with a career as a financial analyst, financial advisor, wealth manager, investment banker, research analyst, or financial manager in organizations of all types.

Why Study it at Champlain College?

Our Finance major is recognized by the CFA Institute as a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) University Affiliated program, one of the most respected and recognized investment credentials in the world.

Using a hands-on, work-based approach to learning, our Finance program provides you with strong financial expertise and innovative management skills that top firms have come to recognize and expect from Champlain students. They’re often described as leaps and bounds ahead of their peers.

You’ll graduate with superior analytical, communication, problem-solving, critical-thinking, decision-making, and organizational skills. You’ll have access to industry experts and financial tools that will build your understanding of the field and make you highly competitive in this industry. Whether you find a passion for investment management on Wall Street, corporate finance on Main Street, or in the many opportunities of the global economy, Stiller School of Business’s Finance degree will prepare you to excel in this competitive field.

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Different by Design

Get CFA Ready

Champlain’s Finance major is the only one in Vermont recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Affiliated program, meaning it prepares you well for the CFA exams, makes you eligible for certain scholarships ,and gives you access to numerous educational resources.

Be Ready on Day One

The program is built around hands-on work in the classroom, featuring simulations and case studies that put you in the role of CFO or CEO. Want to add an optional internship? Learn about opportunities to intern in Asia over the summer.

Professional Tools, Experienced Mentors

Get familiar with the tools and expertise you’ll need in your finance career. Students have access to FactSet, an industry-standard tool, and to an Executive in Residence who co-teaches alongside faculty. Learn the business with professionals and faculty experts.


of Finance majors in the Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation. That’s success you can see.


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Job growth for financial examiners expected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics between 2021–2031.

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Take Your Degree to the Next Level

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    Double Major in Finance & Accounting

    Can’t choose between majoring in Finance or Accounting? Lucky for you, you don’t have to. Our five-year double major in Finance & Accounting prepares you exceptionally well in both disciplines. You’ll earn the 150 credit hours needed for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure, and you’ll be well prepared to ace the CPA exams.

    Double Major in Finance & Accounting
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    Seamless Transition to Grad School

    Are you thinking about going to graduate school? Through Champlain College Online, you can seamlessly go from undergraduate to graduate student, enhancing your skills and career opportunities.

    Pathways to Advanced Degrees

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Career Success

Our Finance graduates are career-ready. 100% of Finance majors in the Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation.

By the time you graduate, you will…

  • observe and interpret financial markets to uncover potential opportunities;
  • apply best practices in financial management to make plans, organize projects, monitor outcomes, and provide financial leadership;
  • apply best practices to create, evaluate, and rebalance financial portfolios to achieve investment outcomes;
  • develop and apply financial models and use datasets to make financial decisions;
  • organizational communication, business operations, and customer relations;
  • use analytic and quantitative techniques to understand data, make sound inferences, and make well-supported decisions

Champlain graduates go on to careers such as…

  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Securities Trading
  • Actuary
  • Financial Planner
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Investment Banking

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