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Realize your goals and make an impact

Our finance degree is about more than crunching numbers and spreadsheets.

You’ll get practical experience that will lead to a rewarding career with brokerages and investment advisory firms, banks, insurance companies, manufacturing and service organizations.

Use our state-of-the-art investment research lab or one of our 12 Bloomberg Terminals to gain real-world experience.

Participate in our River Hawk Investment Fund which allows you to earn course credit while investing University funds to build sustainable long-term value.

Tap into our extensive alumni network to find an internship and employment. You’ll have a chance to meet many of these alumni when they visit campus to meet with students and share advice.

Choose an optional track while pursuing your finance degree and you'll be ready to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam. We were recently accepted into the University Recognition Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

The Susquehanna Difference

You’ll be part of a top-ranked business school within the context of a rich liberal arts experience.

You’ll learn to think critically, to write, to make a persuasive presentation – skills employers say they want.

You’ll be assured a multicultural experience through our nationally recognized Global Opportunities program, a hallmark of our innovative Central Curriculum.

After honing your skills inside and outside the classroom, you’ll be equipped to excel. Just ask our alumni!

Recent graduates are employed:

Ernst & Young
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Highmark Blue Shield
JPMorgan Chase
Lockheed Martin
Merck & Co.
Prudential
Newell Rubbermaid
State Street Global Advisors
Zurich Financial Services

Requirements for the Majors offered by the Management Department. Students complete the business foundation courses and a major in business administration, finance, global management, luxury brand marketing and management, or marketing. No grade below C- will be accepted to fulfill major requirements or in any foundation course.

Semester Hours View Full Course Catalog >>

Business Foundation Courses

Year 1

4 ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
4 ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics
4 MGMT-202 Business Statistics
or MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH-109 Statistics for Social Sciences
or MATH-180 Statistical Methods
or PSYC-123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Year 2

4 INFS-174 Database Systems Analysis and Design
4 ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
4 ACCT-210 Legal Environment
4 MGMT-203 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economic Decisions
4 MGMT-240 Principles of Management
4 MKTG-280 Marketing
2 MGMT-105 Introduction to Professional Development

Year 3

4 ACCT-330 Cost Management
4 FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management

Year 4

4 INFS-472 Management Support Systems
4 MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
4 MGMT-404 Global Business Ethics

No grade below a C- will be accepted toward graduation for foundation courses; upon earning a grade below C- in a foundation course, the student must retake the course the next semester in which it is offered. The course descriptions listed later in the catalog identify prerequisites, and these suggest a certain degree of order in completing the foundation. In addition to the foundation, first-semester business students enroll in MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives (four semester hours), which provides an introduction to liberal studies and college life, as well as an overview of business functional areas, career opportunities and the Sigmund Weis School curriculum. This course satisfies the Perspectives requirement of the Central Curriculum.

Finance Major. The finance major prepares students for positions in all areas of finance, including asset management, corporate financial management, commercial and investment banks in an international context, investment advisory services, mutual funds, brokerages, and insurance. The major includes an optional CFA track that provides in-depth coverage of key areas tested on the CFA Level I examination.

Students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Susquehanna University Student Investment Program (SUSIP). SUSIP is a student-managed investment fund that focuses on sustainability investment.

The finance major requires completion of the business foundation and the following courses, as follows:

4 FINC-300 Financial Statement Analysis
4 FINC-342 Investment Analysis
4 FINC-345 International Financial Management

And 8 semester hours selected from the following courses:

4 FINC-344 Financial Institutions and Markets
4 FINC-441 Advanced Corporate Financial Management
4 FINC-442 Portfolio Management
4 FINC-443 Equity Asset Analysis and Valuation
4 FINC-445 Financial Modeling and Fixed Income Analysis
2-4 FINC-446 Topics in Finance
2 ACCT-220 Introduction to Taxation
2-4 MGMT-503 Business Internship

Students planning careers in investments are encouraged to take the following CFA track. This track is designed to provide in-depth coverage of CFA Level I examination topics, including CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

4 FINC-442 Portfolio Management
4 FINC-443 Equity Asset Analysis and Valuation
4 FINC-445 Financial Modeling and Fixed Income Analysis

Students participating in the Susquehanna University Student Investment Program (SUSIP) must enroll in FINC-442 and FINC-443.

Ali H.M. Zadeh, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Professor of Finance

Emailazadeh@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4189

Paul A. Dion, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emaildionp@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4034

Emma Fleck, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailflecke@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4463

Christine Cooper Grace, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailgracec@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4523

Mark A. Heuer, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailheuer@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4448

Richard E. Orwig, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailorwig@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4380

Pat Polwitoon, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Finance

Emailpolwitoon@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4749

James J. Pomykalski, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailpomykalski@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4529

Peter Dadalt, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

Emaildadalt@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4524

Amir Bahman Radnejad, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Management

Emailradnejad@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4745

Robert L. Williams Jr., Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Emailwilliamsrl@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4464

Shan Yan, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

Emailyan@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4499

Minjung Park

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Emailparkm@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4576

Hear what our students and alumni think

Josh Hanemann

Class of 2017

"I ultimately feel like I made a great decision to come to Susquehanna. The university and the Sigmund Weis School of Business have been great incubators for what I have done so far, and what I hope to do in the future."

Erin Byrne

Class of 2017

"With the help of my peers and professors I came in with many of the technical skills I need to be successful (in my internship)."

James Baublitz

Class of 2008

"Susquehanna was a good fit for me in that I could focus on a very specific educational direction or something very broad.

"I valued the writing and thinking skills that were needed in both majors and thought it was a great way to round out a more technical degree like finance."

Contact Us

Department of Management

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Phone & Email

Ali H.M. Zadeh, department head 
570-372-4189
azadeh@susqu.edu

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