Analytical finance students listen to Professor Kenneth Yarnall lecture

About the Program

Our analytical finance major gives students a background in technical and financial skills, providing them with the abilities needed to be successful in a field that increasingly focuses on modeling and other mathematical tools. Students develop skills in analysis, modeling, and communication. You’ll learn to extract technical information, master it, and then explain it. In a rapidly changing field such as finance, employers demand graduates who can work independently and learn new subjects.

Previous LVC finance majors have obtained positions at firms such as The Hershey Company, Unilever, and FTI Consulting.

Why LVC?

  • Our students’ success stems from our emphasis on the learning process. Our students learn to extract technical information, master it, then explain it. Employers seek our graduates because they are articulate and technically proficient, a rare combination.
  • In a rapidly changing field such as finance, employers demand students who can work independently and learn new subjects. LVC’s emphasis on the learning process prepares its graduates to confidently tackle new problems that may not have even existed while they were still in school.
  • Across all majors in the Mathematical Sciences Department, graduates have had a near 100% job offer rate in fields that require their major expertise.
  • We encourage all finance majors to take part in paid summer internships, logging invaluable experience, making important networking connections, and earning excellent income. The department and the College’s Center for Career Development help students set up internships.
  • Analytical finance, actuarial science, computer & data science, and mathematics majors constitute seven percent of the LVC student body, as compared to the national average of fewer than one percent.
  • Students who study analytical finance at LVC are part of a large, supportive community of peers who are interested in financial and mathematical disciplines.