Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any special requirements for this major?
Yes. Students must achieve a minimum 2.00 GPA for all Rubel School courses (accounting, business, economics, and finance) taken in the Rubel School (not counting transfer courses) to graduate with a Finance major.
What employment opportunities are available with a degree in finance?
Recent graduates have obtained jobs at a number of diverse businesses including J.P. Morgan-Chase & Co., Atria, Schneider Electric, General Electric, and Deloitte & Touche. Bellarmine graduates in finance are also well-prepared to pursue graduate degrees in finance, business, law, or accounting.
Do you provide job or internship placement?
Yes. Bellarmine guarantees every student the opportunity to have an internship, develop a career plan and build a professional network. Examples of local firms that have offered internships include General Electric, Steele Technologies, Morgan Stanley, National City Bank, William Mercer, and Constellation Energy. Internships are available during summer and the regular school year. Activities in the internships will range from investment analysis to spreadsheet work, all preparing finance majors for careers upon graduation.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Please go to Bellarmine’s financial aid website for detailed information on financial aid packages. Additionally, students can work with our Faculty Development Center to apply for grants and awards outside of the Bellarmine offerings.
How many hours can I expect to spend studying outside of class time?
Students have their own learning styles so this can vary greatly. As a rule of thumb, expect to spend an average of two hours studying for every hour you spend in class.