Elmira College adds a Finance Major

September 13 2013
Category: Academics

Finance Major


The finance major at Elmira College combines the best education in finance with the best of Elmira College.


Elmira College has received full approval from the New York State Department of Education that the College’s program in Finance meets or exceeds all criteria necessary. The program will begin being offered in the Fall of 2014.

The addition of this major is an important part in the growth strategy to increase enrollment. Many of the courses for this new program will be offered in the new trading room which is being built on the first floor of the Gannett-Tripp Library.

According to Philip M. Hurdle, Chair of the Business and Economics Division,

“The finance major at Elmira College combines the best education in finance with the best of Elmira College. The comprehensive curriculum is career oriented and features extensive use of the state-of-the-art finance trading room plus real-world internship responsibilities. The small classes are taught by the dedicated faculty at Elmira College and offer students personal attention as they prepare for challenging and rewarding positions in areas such as security markets, investment management, and corporate finance.”


Majoring in Finance at Elmira College will be a significant investment on your part. Success will demand your best, starting on the first day of classes in our new, state-of-art classrooms. You’ll be one of few in our small classes and take challenging courses taught by dedicated faculty. The investment will pay off with an enriching career in areas such as security markets, investment management, and corporate finance.

The new Finance Major joins the Accounting, Economics, and Business Administration majors, which have provided students with the education they need to get ahead and stay ahead. The Finance Major has been built from the ground up to start you on a successful career.

We’re in the process of constructing the new Finance Trading Room. It will be the focal point of Finance Majors’ hands-on, real-life education and will be ready for you in Fall 2014.