Accounting & Financial Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Management professor teaching

Faculty mentors with industry experience. A liberal arts perspective. A powerful alumni network. And the opportunity to manage a $2 million University endowment in an innovative experiential course. Those are all advantages you gain by majoring in accounting or finance at Bucknell. Whether you aspire to be an entrepreneur, CEO, CFO, Big Four partner, hedge fund director or investment banker — jobs held by many of our alumni partners — we have tools and connections to prepare you for success.

Find your path to an accounting or finance major at Bucknell

Prepare to Transform the Future of Accounting and Finance

The Freeman College of Management offers bachelor of science in business administration programs in accounting and finance. Whichever path you choose, you'll find a transformative education packed with real-world experiences that position you for success in your first job and throughout your career.

Our accounting majors regularly exceed national averages for passing the CPA exam on the first attempt, and most secure internships with top-tier accounting firms, often leading to job offers before senior year.

Many finance majors obtain internships that provide experience in fields such as investment banking, wealth management, portfolio analysis and corporate finance. Recent finance majors have launched careers at Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, TD Securities, Deloitte Consulting and ExxonMobil.

Student in Moriarty Investment Center

Take Control of a $2 Million University Endowment

Would you like to graduate with experience equivalent to running a small investment company? Each year, select Bucknell seniors and second-semester juniors have the opportunity to be part of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), which manages about $2 million in real University funds. This intensive capstone experience allows students to apply their knowledge of portfolio management, asset allocation, accounting, economics, business strategy and statistics. They also sharpen their negotiation, communications and leadership skills by working together closely to devise investment strategies and present their positions to a committee on the Board of Trustees. Graduates, who often go on to careers in financial services, frequently credit SMIF as their most powerful learning experience at Bucknell.

Helen Fish

Meet Helen Fish ’21, Finance and Economics

Student Story

The desire to transform the world inspired Helen Fish '21 to major in finance in Bucknell's Freeman College of Management — an industry she believes "impacts the lives of every single person, every day."

Helen is already becoming an agent of change within that industry. In summer 2019, she was chosen to take part in Girls Who Invest, a selective educational and work experience for undergraduates aiming to bring more women into financial management. As a mentor to younger students in Bucknell's Women in Finance club, she's also supporting other undergraduate women seeking to break into the industry.

"The more I've explored the financial field," she says, "the more I've realized that nothing can exist without it."

Accounting & Financial Management

Location

105 Taylor Hall