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Kenneth Kopecky, Chair
Office: Speakman 329
(215) 204-8279

Stephen R. Kamp, Faculty Advisor
Office: Speakman 205E
(215) 204-7016

Howard Keen, Faculty Advisor
Office: Speakman 206G
(215) 204-5990

Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year.  Students should contact departments for updated information.
Finance plays a central role in the operation of the economy and is at the heart of the resource allocation system. Individuals often come in contact with financial instruments (money, stocks, bonds, etc.) and financial institutions and need to understand the role of the financial system in managing their lifetime financial portfolio.

Finance majors typically have one of four career objectives: (1) a position in the finance department of a business firm; (2) a position in a financial institution, such as a bank, investment bank, or mutual fund; (3) a career in the area of financial investments; and (4) a position with a government or non-profit organization.

Finance majors are encouraged to become involved in the Financial Management Association/National Honor Society (FMA/NHS). This student professional organization: offers students the opportunity to meet business leaders in the financial industry, hosts career development seminars, and maintains a résumé book. The Financial Management Association is open to all business majors. To join the National Honor Society division of this organization, students must meet admission requirements. For more information, please contact the FMA executive officers at (215) 204-6673.

Summary of Requirements

Students must attain an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher to become a Finance major and must maintain a 2.3 GPA overall and in the major to graduate as a Finance major. Use the major GPA calculator at to calculate the GPA in the major.

(Note: The University is reviewing all school and college, major, and GPA requirements above 2.0.  Please refer to the electronic Bulletin for up-to-date information at

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