Contact Cathy Duffy, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Phone: (802) 865-8445
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.
Financial careers can be among the most lucrative business careers. Financially literate, data driven, quantitative experts are in high demand and Champlain's Finance major will position students well for careers in this industry.
Our Robert P. Stiller School of Business offers a multifaceted finance education with which you will learn the skills necessary for accounting, portfolio management, financial analysis and quantitative methods. You will also have six credits of finance electives that will further address your own interests, current trends and specific employer needs. Equally as important, you will develop the communication, problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills essential to success in the field.
Our faculty have invaluable business experience, and our small class sizes allow our Finance faculty to take a personal interest in your goals and work with you to create the learning opportunities and internships you will need to pursue the many career opportunities available in finance. You will also be well-positioned to attend a top-tier graduate school.
Our hands-on approach also gives you a unique educational opportunity. In class, you and your peers will work with real clients, actual cases and data used by financial professionals. You will gain great finance experience and immersion starting in your first-year classes through our Upside-Down Curriculum. Champlain also incorporates employer input into the design of the entire business curriculum. The result of our employer-informed curriculum process is an education that not only prepares you exceptionally well in your major field of study, but also gives you a four-year, cross-business experience that will provide you more knowledge, experience and marketability than a traditional undergraduate business education.
Our Stiller School of Business students are also prized interns, with many securing paid internships at renowned firms and established regional firms. As a Finance major, there will be opportunities for you to pursue internships with investment banks, insurance companies, security firms, venture capitalists, wealth managers and corporate finance departments. Our Stiller School of Business student also have the ability to apply for summer internships in Shanghai, China through the Freeman Foundation's grant.
Outside of the classroom, you can get involved with Champlain's Center for Financial Literacy, and there are also paid peer tutor positions available in the Accounting & Math Lab on campus.
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. And, job placements for Finance graduates are astounding; in fact, 100% of graduates from the Class of 2017 are employed within six months of graduating, and of those employed, 75% are in positions relevant to their career goals.