Career Success

Why Finance?

As the link that connects all businesses, finance is in high demand in a huge range of fields.  A graduate with a degree in Finance can look forward to an excellent starting salary and careers as financial analysts, financial advisors, wealth managers, investment bankers, research analysts and managers and administrators in organizations of all types.

Why Finance at Champlain?

Our Robert P. Stiller School of Business offers a multifaceted finance education. You will learn the skills necessary for accounting, portfolio management, financial analysis and quantitative methods. Equally as important, you will develop the communication, problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills essential to success in the field.

Champlain's Finance major is recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) University Affiliated program, the most respected investment credential in the world, by the CFA Institute. This affiliation provides the career-enhancing opportunities for Champlain Finance students to be eligible for CFA scholarships, the CFA Research Challenge, and gain access to CFA Institute curriculums, journals, webcasts and other educational resources.

Champlain's hands-on approach and career-focused education gives you unique professional and educational opportunities. Our Finance faculty are both academics and professionals in their field, and provide students with the most current education in the industry possible. Starting in your first year through our Upside-down Curriculum, you will work with real clients, actual cases and data used by financial professionals. Finance students even have the exclusive opportunity to gain experience in managing their own real-time investment portfolio through Champlain's Student Managed Investment Fund.

Champlain Finance Graduates Are Ready.

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable résumés. 

Highlights include:

  • 100% of  graduates from the Class of 2017 were employed within six months of graduating, and of those employed, 75% are in positions relevant to their career goals.
  • Students have any opportunities to gain hands-on experience through in-class projects, Champlain's Center for Financial Literacy, and InSight's Financial Sophistication track.  
  • Champlain Finance majors are very successful with internships, with many securing paid internships at renowned firms, established regional firms, investment banks, insurance companies, security firms, venture capitalists, wealth managers and corporate finance departments. Finance student also have the ability to apply for summer internships in Shanghai, China through the Freeman Foundation Grant.
  • Students in the Accounting and Finance double major do extraordinarily well on the CPA  exams. Students interested in taking the CPA exam have a variety of options for accumulating extra credits in working toward or meeting the 150-credit-hour prerequisite, and/or participating in one of Champlain's articulation agreements with master's programs at Clarkson, SNHU, NYU and other reputable schools.