Economics and Finance

Economics and Finance

Studying Economics and Finance at Saint Peter’s enhanced my ability to analyze financial ratios and theories and to think critically, both of which proved to be value added tools in my profession.” – Manisha S. ’11

Are you curious about everything that happens around you?

Then economics might satisfy your curiosity.

In economics you study income, capital, and wellbeing. An economics degree incorporates math and statistics with connections to physical sciences such as biology and physics as well as many other disciplines—politics, law, history and psychology.

Our proximity to New York City makes it possible for you to visit leading global and national financial institutions such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank. In addition to preparation for graduate school, an economics degree also offers enormous flexibility in the careers you can pursue after graduation— everything from a market, policy or business analyst to a securities broker, bank officer or actuary.

And at a Jesuit university you will be encouraged to focus on the impact our economic choices make on each other.

CFA Institute Research Challenge

Congratulations to the Frank J. Guarini School of Business CFA Research Challenge Team members: Jocelyn Encalada ’21, Douglas Hall ’21, Anton Moore ’21 and Valeria Moreno ’22 for competing in the CFA Institute Research Challenge regional competition on Friday, February 5. The annual competition promotes ethics and best practices in equity research through mentoring and training and applies what is learned in the classroom to real world situations.

The Saint Peter’s team was mentored by Samar Issa, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance at Saint Peter’s University, with support from CFA Institute Research Challenge industry coach Robert King, CFA. This year’s team conducted a deep dive financial research project on A10 Networks, a U.S. public company specializing in the manufacturing of application delivery controllers (software and hardware). Over the course of several months, the team analyzed the firm’s financial performance as well as management, competitive and legal issues and they developed formal recommendations on the value of stock in a written report and virtual presentation in front of a panel of industry judges.

Meet the Members of Our Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) Team