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As finance majors at Benedictine, students receive thorough exposure to finance-related principles and how they are applied to individual organizations, the national economy and the business world as a whole.

Our students gain real-world experience and benefit from established business relationships the Goodwin College of Business has fostered throughout the years. We provide our students with opportunities for internships, networking and professional experiences through the Investment Club, class projects and competitions that are aligned with TD Ameritrade, the Certified Financial Analyst Institute and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Our graduates and business partners include professionals who have embraced the Benedictine values throughout their careers and have become influencers within financial markets and corporate finance.

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Students in the Finance program have the opportunities to:

Work on project-based learning that is essential to students’ growth and their understanding of the projects they may be tackling in the workforce.
Participated in The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.
Manage an actual equity long fund as members of our Investment Club.
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  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operations Management

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What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Finance Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to successful careers at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Invesco, Morningstar Inc., Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., Meketa Investment Group, BP plc., Northern Trust Corp., Alliant Insurance Services Inc., Cortland Capital Markets Services LLC, Arch Insurance Group Inc., Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co., Capstone Financial Advisors, Porte Brown LLC, Guaranteed Rate Cos., Allstate Insurance Corp., Chicago Tribune Media Co., Cave Enterprises Inc., and more.
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Experiential Learning

Throughout their undergraduate careers, students work in small teams to solve real-world problems for local companies. Past projects have included conducting research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and model development for Hoopis Group LLC.

CFA Research Team Challenge

Our students have participated in The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, an annual competition that provides students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. Recently, our undergraduate team placed second in the Chicago Challenge against experienced master’s level teams from the University of Chicago, DePaul University, and Loyola University.

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Investment Management

As members of our Investment Club, students perform stock selection, portfolio management and risk management while reporting to a board of directors, comprised of working executives and leaders in the investment field. Since its inception more than 15 years ago, the fund has grown to a current market value of nearly $285,000.

Lisle Campus

Prior to graduation, an alumnus visited the Investment Club to discuss an internship opportunity with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Upon successful completion of the internship, I was offered full-time employment at the company, which is an opportunity only made possible through the success of other alumni. My time on the soccer team helped me learn to compete at the collegiate level, which was an invaluable lesson that prepared me for my career. In contrast to high school, both your coaches and your teammates are adults, which is rather similar to the workplace. Athletics taught me when to lead, when to follow and how to play to my strengths. These lessons are ones I use each and every day when interacting with my team at work.

Tyler Zachary

Business Finance Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co.