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Academic Programs

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.

You can also minor in Real Estate through the finance department. Real estate is critical in maintaining the economic vitality of Silicon Valley and improving the standard of living. With an increasing need for accommodation of both residential and commercial real estate services for young generations, new home buyers, entrepreneurs, and immigrants, Silicon Valley is confronted with the challenge of offering affordable housing and support for social facilities and organizations - challenges that can only be solved with the resources and competence of the real estate industry. Real estate minor provides undergraduate students from across the university opportunities to develop fundamental skills that can help them create and lead real estate companies to tackle these challenges.