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Finance and Risk Management at St. Mary’s

Finance and Risk Management at St. Mary’s University is a unique and innovative program that synthesizes two related fields that are in high demand: finance and risk management.

Students pursuing this major develop the ability to analyze financial market data and recommend sound financing and investment options, as well as to identify, analyze and manage the risks faced by individuals and organizations.

Finance and Risk Management majors gain hands-on knowledge through innovative classes and state-of-the-art information technologies. Students can manage a real $3.7 million investment portfolio, work in a simulated trading room and utilize the numerous Bloomberg terminals on campus.

  • Degree Plan

    Students can pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Risk Management. In addition to their major courses, students in the Greehey School of Business take courses from the St. Mary’s Core Curriculum and the Greehey School of Business Core.

    The program requires a minimum of 27 credit hours within the major.

  • Courses

    Course highlights include:

    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Risk Management
    • International Finance
    • Financial Modeling
    • Blockchain and FinTech

    See the catalog for a complete list of courses and descriptions:

  • Career Opportunities

    Students in Finance and Risk Management receive excellent career preparation. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to attend professional conferences both locally and nationally (at no cost to the students), interact with alumni and other professionals in both formal and informal settings, assume leadership roles in relevant student organizations, and participate in academic competitions.

    Our recent graduates have found success in the following roles:

    • Financial Analyst
    • Credit Analyst
    • Budget Analyst
    • Personal Financial Planner and Advisor
    • Risk Analyst
    • Risk Manager
    • Insurance Underwriter
    • Insurance Broker
    • Quantitative Analyst
    • Securities Analyst
    • Compliance Analyst
    • Wealth Manager
    • Portfolio Manager
    • Investment Banker
  • Internships and Employers

    The program actively assists students in connecting with employers and obtaining internships and jobs. Students in Finance and Risk Management have obtained internships and jobs with organizations such as:

    • Amazon
    • AT&T
    • EY
    • Frost Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Marsh
    • Microsoft
    • NuStar Energy
    • The Hartford
    • Travelers
    • USAA
    • Zurich

The professors in the Greehey School of Business ignited a spark that changed the course of my life and I found my passion. St. Mary’s university provided a platform to make my dreams a reality.

Ethan Carlson (B.B.A. ’20)

Career Fair

Student asking about internship and career opportunities for Finance and Risk Management majors

Each fall, the Greehey School of Business hosts the Risk Management and Insurance Career Fair, where students can develop their professional network and connect with potential employers and internships. Each spring, the Risk and Insurance Summit for Student Engagement (RIS2E) brings together students and industry leaders to network and discuss the latest topics and trends in the risk and insurance industry.

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Learn More

We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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