Our Finance degree provides you with the analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills needed for careers across the financial services industry. At RWU, you’ll make actual investment decisions by managing real-money portfolios in our high-tech trading room environment. You will learn all the business and finance fundamentals required for employment at corporations, banks, investment firms, insurance companies and government agencies.
Real-World Finance Training
Students majoring in Finance have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on training that prepares them to work as a financial analyst on Wall Street and other major financial centers across the globe. RWU students manage four real-dollar portfolios in the E. L. Wiegand Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE), a state-of-the-art trading room equipped with the latest software, large-screen TVs tuned to breaking financial news, Bloomberg technology, and an 8-foot, real-time stock ticker connected to global financial markets.
The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Financial Services Center offers students the experience of working in a trading room with real-time data from financial markets around the world. Less than half of the nation’s AACSB accredited business schools have this kind of facility, and the RWU center contains the most current technology available.
Our Bloomberg Technology Lab represents another example of RWU’s commitment to using the latest technology in business education. The lab provides expanded access to terminals for analysis and Bloomberg certification training, which is the gold standard for jobs on Wall Street.
Success By The Numbers
Real World Opportunities
GSB students participate in internships giving them the skills and diverse experiences that are most desirable for employers and graduate school
GSB is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International, the world’s largest and most elite business education alliance.
Average Placement Last 3 Years
Our GSB graduates consistently achieve high employment and graduate school acceptance rates.
To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.
Graduates Share Their Experiences
“I had the opportunity early on to be involved in leadership programs. I’m part of the Inter-class Council. As a sophomore, I was the executive treasurer, and I handled the budgets for all four classes. Handling large sums of money helped me as a Finance major along with my business classes. I brought those skills into my internships, which led me to the job I have post-grad.”
Michelle Desiata ’22
Financial Services Office (FSO) Business Consulting Staff at Ernst & Young in Boston, Mass.
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"A lot of people are looking for experience, and you can’t get experience unless you get a job or do an internship. The RWU Finance program offers both. CAFE replicates industry, so you get real-time, industry-like hands-on experience."
Carla Puchini '17
Associate at Goldman Sachs, New York, N.Y.
"Being involved on campus gave me the opportunity to meet different types of people and use different types of skills. From interacting with people while tutoring, to public speaking, to learning analytical skills within the CAFE, all of my experiences were very useful."
Asia Carter-Lamb '20
Associate Financial Analyst at Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, Mass.
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Earn a Risk Management Certificate
A Certificate in Risk Management is offered through the Gabelli School in response to the significant career opportunities that exist in this field for virtually all majors. You can complete a Certificate in Risk Management in just three courses:
- Principles of Risk Management
- Special Topics in Risk Modeling
- Seminar in Risk Management
Familiarization with risk management helps professionals to identify, evaluate and address a variety of risks before they arise as well as mitigate those that develop. Organizations benefit greatly by hiring qualified professionals who are able to structure and implement risk management programs focused on critical threats. Risk managers learn to not just manage risk, but to make strategic decisions with risks in mind.
Minor in Business Analytics
The Business Analytics Minor is a multi-disciplinary minor designed for business and non-business students who are interested in expanding their knowledge in data analytics from various angles. Students will learn essential technology and statistics/quantitative methods in real-world practices including data generation, data analytics, data mining, data reporting, and storage between and across organizations. All students have the opportunity to enhance their skills through an internship at any data analytics related positions.
Earn an MBA with Only One Extra Year
The accredited 4+1 Master of Business Administration program allows students to earn both the B.S. and MBA degrees in just 5 years. Designed for GSB undergraduates, this program provides a time- and cost-efficient way to earn your MBA in only one additional year rather than the traditional two-year MBA degree programs.
3+3 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Bachelor's Program
This accelerated program allows eligible students to complete their bachelor's and Juris Doctor J.D. degrees in six years instead of seven. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements.
Are you interested in business, but not sure whether to focus on management, accounting, economics or any one of our many academic disciplines offered at the Gabelli School? Visit Undeclared Business for resources on how you can explore your options before making a decision.