Santa Clara University

Academic Information

The finance function, practiced at the personal or organizational level, private and public, is an integral part of the resource allocation process in a well-functioning economy. Through course work that blends theory and practice, the Department of Finance provides students with the background and skills necessary to meet the ever-increasing complexity and demands of today's product and capital markets. Keeping with the university's Jesuit tradition, Santa Clara's program examines how ethics and finance shape each other; and the role Santa Clara students, as future business leaders, will play in this process.


Major in Finance

Students follow a business-based curriculum to prepare for success in making and managing financial decisions.

As a finance major at Santa Clara University, you will learn how to be at the center of well managed businesses, from high-technology companies to mutual fund companies. Our finance program will help you develop managerial skills for corporate and investment settings.


Major Requirements

Seven courses are required to complete the Finance major

  • Financial Management
  • Investments and Investment Institutions
  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • AND any 4 upper-division Finance electives

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Commerce


  • Markets and Prices
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Leadership Competency (two courses)
  • Data Analysis (two courses)
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting


  • Business Environment
  • International Business
  • Organization and Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Economic Policy and Perspectives
  • Econometrics
  • Operations Management

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