48 months
55224 USD/year
55224 USD/year
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The Finance major at Santa Clara University will prepare you for success in making and managing financial decisions.


You will learn not only the theory of finance, but the practice of finance in the real world. We will teach you how to apply the skills you learn to meet the ever-increasing complexity and demands of today's industry. Keeping with the university's Jesuit tradition, as a finance major you will examine how ethics and finance shape each other; and the role you, as a future business leader, will play in this process.

Learning Outcomes

Some Finance examples at Santa Clara University include corporate financial officers, traders, investment managers, financial analysts, financial planners, investment bankers, stockbrokers, regulators, and other specialties in all types of business organizations, including financial institutions, manufacturing firms, service firms and non-profit organizations. All these organizations need the kinds of skills and knowledge provided by a finance graduate.

In Silicon Valley, many of the jobs available are in hi-tech companies that require financial expertise. A typical position, a financial analyst, could involve reviewing capital and leasing requests, compiling and coordinating the data collection for the annual capital budgets, and compiling and projecting cash flows for proposed projects.

Financial institutions, from investment banks to local commercial banks, offer entry level positions to finance majors. These positions vary dramatically based on the type of institution involved.

Finance is a global field. Capital today knows no borders and the amounts of capital that move from country to country are astounding. This globalization of finance will continue to intensify, providing many opportunities for managers and investors who have the expertise to take advantage of them.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematical Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Corporate Financial Policy
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Ethics in Finance
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are applying as a first-year or transfer student, review those sections, as most of the steps you'll take are the same as other applicants. 
  • You'll use the Common Application and need to review our recommended courses to complete before applying. You'll need to decide if you want to apply Early or Regular Decision. And you’ll need to select one of our schools to apply to.
  • Beyond that, we require additional information from you regarding English proficiency and financial status. And, once you’ve been admitted, we can help you with your visa application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    55224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55224 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    55224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55224 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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