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There's a wealth of opportunity in the Finance program at PennWest Edinboro. Enroll in our accredited School of Business and Economics and earn your Finance degree online or on campus, full- or part-time.

ACBSP Accreditation

All of Edinboro's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which accredits quality business programs across the globe. Learn more about accreditation.


A Growing Need

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 591,800 new jobs.

How Edinboro Stands Out.

As a Finance student, you'll learn to apply financial knowledge to critical decision-making and business problem-solving in a variety of settings. It's an exciting career path if you're a team player with an analytical mind who's willing to work hard to meet employer expectations and personal goals.

You will attend small classes taught by faculty with professional experience. They will help you to obtain a sound understanding of financial theory, concepts and practices while you learn all about the diversified functions of business, from accounting and management to economics, marketing and statistics.

Combine this knowledge with core courses that build ethical judgment and critical thinking skills and you will be ready to compete in today's business world.

And here's more good news: You can attend full time or complete the program part time by taking evening and online classes.

How Edinboro Supports You.

Internships serve as a crucial steppingstone to full-time employment.

At Edinboro, we're proud to connect our students with many potential employers in nearby Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. Our faculty maintain strong relationships with these organizations so that our Finance students can gain real-world experience and valuable references.

Some internships result in employment after graduation, but no matter what, the experience gained is invaluable. Popular internship sites for our business students include:

  • Erie Insurance
  • AXA
  • Lord Corporation
  • Erie FREE Taxes
  • State Farm

Your Future

As a graduate, you may pursue a Master of Business Administration at Edinboro or go directly into the world of banking, corporate finance and investment management. Many of our alumni work in positions such as:

  • Lending officer
  • Bank examiner/auditor
  • Bank regulatory compliance officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Project analyst
  • Financing specialist
  • Investment analyst
  • Securities research analyst

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Michael Engdahl
Department Chair
215A Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-2412

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