Department Chair: Dr. Lindsey Nagy, Associate Professor of Economics
Professor: Marshall, Raymond
Associate Professor: Ray-Chaudhuri
Assistant Professors: Fadlon, Teng
Senior Lecturer and Internship Director: Eisenberg
The finance major is offered by the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Finance Department. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles that underlie the operation and functions of financial markets and the analytical and quantitative skills needed for an understanding of current financial issues, practices, and policies. Additionally, the major prepares students for graduate work in business and finance and careers in banking, insurance, investments, and corporate financial planning.
The Accounting, Business, Economics, and Finance department supervises an endowed, student run Investment Society, through which students can earn 0.5 credit by enrolling in FIN 144 - Introduction to Portfolio Management (The Investment Society) .
Besides Muhlenberg’s traditional study abroad programs, an international program has been designed especially for students in the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Finance Department. The program is offered through the Center for European Studies at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands and would generally be taken during the fall semester of the junior year, but fall semester enrollment during the senior year is possible. In this program, students attend courses in European business, economics, and politics, taught in English. Besides deepening global and cultural awareness, students have opportunities to travel to France, Belgium, and Germany, and meet business and political leaders from those countries.
Participating students take four courses. All business or economics courses enrolled by participating students may be used to satisfy major requirements. Early consultation with the faculty advisor is encouraged.
A departmental honors program is available on an application basis to students who establish outstanding academic records (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.700). Interested students should discuss the requirements and rewards of this program with their faculty advisor before the end of their junior year.
The department has an extensive internship program that provides the finance major with a wide range of opportunities to gain valuable work experience. Supervised paid and unpaid internships, which contribute to the Muhlenberg degree, are available during the regular school year. In addition, the department offers assistance in obtaining paid summer internships that may also contribute to the degree.