Download the Program Guide

The Finance program of the Department of Economics & Business provides students with the opportunity to develop the foundational knowledge of finance appropriate for entry-level positions in financial service organizations, graduate study in business or, when combined with additional preparation in mathematics, graduate study in finance. Within the college’s liberal arts environment, the program develops technical competency in basic finance while stressing critical thinking and analysis, as well as technology, writing and oral communication skills.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.


Firms/organizations providing recent internships include:

  • BNY Mellon
  • State Street Corporation
  • Washington Financial
  • Bankers Life
  • UPMC


Initial positions of recent graduates include:

  • State Street Corporation - Senior Associate, Global Exchange
  • UPMC - Financial Analyst, Financial Management Rotation
  • BNY Mellon - Analyst
  • LexusNexis – Analyst

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate programs pursued by recent graduates include:

  • University of Washington, PhD Computational Finance
  • Florida Atlantic University, MBA Finance
  • Duquesne University School of Law

Finance Faculty

Stephen Kuhn, C.P.A portrait

Economics and Business Department Chair

Stephen Kuhn

Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A. is a professor of Accounting and Finance. He is also the Department Chair of Economics and Business and the Coordinator of the Finance Program at Washington & Jefferson College.

Keun Jae Park, Ph.D. portrait

Keun Jae Park

Assistant Professor of Finance

Business Administration, Finance

Leslie Dunn, Ph.D. portrait

Leslie Dunn

Associate Professor of Economics

International Studies, Economics, Finance

Ralph Liberatore, Ph.D. portrait
Sam Gidas, J.D. portrait

Sam P. Gidas, J.D.

Associate Professor of Economics & Business, Coordinator of the Business Program

Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business Administration, Conflict and Resolution Studies

Economics and Business Department Events

More content coming soon! See our full event calendar for more events.

Finance Program Downloads

Finance Program Sheet

Version: 2019