The financial health and survival of organizations depends on savvy financial officers. A bachelor鈥檚 degree in corporate finance from Wilkes will give you an edge over other generalized finance degrees and prepare you to make informed strategic decisions today鈥檚 organizations rely on.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major On Campus 123

Why Study Corporate Finance at Wilkes?

Distinguish yourself in a program that offers a greater number of courses dedicated to corporate finance. Students will explore and build skills in essential areas of financial analysis, long-term strategic financial planning, risk management and insurance, and money and banking. You will receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty as you learn core business and financial concepts along with key analytics skills needed to make sound, ethical decisions in the corporate world.

What You Will Learn as a Corporate Finance Major

  • Gain an understanding of the interactions of all functional areas of business to finance.
  • Build the analytical skills and techniques needed to thrive in the corporate world.
  • Develop all aspects of the decision-making process, from analyzing risk and regulatory standards to how to create value and communicating your selections.
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Program Highlights

Integrative Management Experience

Collaborate with your peers to develop a business plan and launch your own business in your first year during the two-semester Integrative Management Experience course.

Personal and Professional Development

Courses in networking, self-reflection and other aspects of the professional world are incorporated throughout your four years at Wilkes. Plus, you can take advantage of one-on-one access to professors, ensuring you receive the support you need to succeed.

Internships

Gain real-world experience in the corporate finance field with internships. Recent internship opportunities include Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Group and the Medical Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Careers & Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for professionals in the corporate financial sector will grow by 8% over the next 10 years. In 2023, the median pay for financial investment professionals with a bachelor's degree was $99,890, nearly double the national average.

Graduates of our program can pursue a variety of career paths in corporate finance or accounting including financial management, financial analysis and financial planning.

Popular Careers

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Director of Finance
  • Senior Business Analyst

Recent Employers

  • Advantage Solutions
  • Aetna
  • Blacktree Healthcare
  • Geico
  • MassMutual
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • United Airlines
100%

of students complete at least one internship

100%

of Sidhu students launch a business as a first-year student.

4

years of the Sidhu School's exclusive Personal and Professional Development Program

I implore anyone who has interests or curiosity into financial or analytical industries to enter the corporate finance program. You are opening yourself to vital professional development opportunities and a network that will follow you well after your time at Wilkes.

Jessica Smith '23 - Accounting and Corporate Finance

Facilities

The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is housed in the beautiful 80,000-square-foot Simms Center on Main. The $3 million state-of-the-art facility includes the Cardell Financial Center, which connects students to the finance world with state-of-the-art technology that provides real-time data and news. Located on the second floor of the Simms Center, the center features multiple Bloomberg trading terminals for student use.

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