Emphasizing a finance-focused education, the major this degree in finance directly targets the financial industry including commercial banks, investment banks, investment companies, and insurance companies. Undergraduate students at the School of Business may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Finance or a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Finance. Students outside of the School of Business may pursue Finance as a second major.

What can I expect to learn in the Finance program at GW?

This program offers a specialized study of the finance world, providing a finance-focused and interdisciplinary education, targeting industries such as commercial banking, investment banking, money management, and insurance.

What is the Finance community like at GW?

It is a community on the go. When they aren’t headed to New York to meet alumni, students join business clubs, work in high-profile internships or enter their ideas in entrepreneurial competitions.

What can I do in the Finance field?

It’s a steppingstone to a roster of careers, from multinationals to sports organizations to entrepreneurial operations. GW’s own backyard is filled with these employers: investment banks, the government, nonprofits and corporate powerhouses.

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  • Go Behind the Scenes—All Over the Worldstudents sitting in rooms with multiple computer screens in front of them

    Go Behind the Scenes—All Over the World

    Our students travel to the Olympics to study the economics behind the games, visit corporate boardrooms and pitch ideas to executives.


  • Where Academia Meets the Real Worldstudents in classroom with professor teaching at the front of the room

    Where Academia Meets the Real World

    We combine theory and practice. Many of our professors and guest lecturers are industry insiders with impressive real-world portfolios.

  • Students sitting in classroom with name plates in front of them listening to lecture

    Take Advantage of Next Door Opportunities

    Our undergraduates intern with the White House, the World Bank and other powerful institutions or with alumni at influential brokerages, corporations and nonprofits.


  • Learn from the Best students sitting in classroom listening to a professor who is standing at the front of the room

    Learn from the Best

    What’s it like to have a former federal bank director or stock trader as your professor? Our students know firsthand.