Mercyhurst University

Finance Bachelor of Arts


In today’s economy, individuals and businesses rely on a range of financial services and strategic plans detailing current and future money managing and planning needs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees financial advising jobs growing by 30 percent until 2024, with the annual median salary averaging $89,160. By enrolling as a finance major, you’ll prepare for an in-demand career that could lead you to a position at a bank, credit union, insurance company, brokerage firm, law firm or credit counseling agency. This major is designed to teach students business basics and the language of business through core courses, while also honing in on specific topics such as: tax accounting, financial institutions and markets, investing, and financial planning.

Meet the Faculty

Juan Argaez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adrienne Foos
Adrienne Foos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gary Sullivan
Gary Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Insurance Risk Management
John Parente, D.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Sports Business
Kimberly Zacherl, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Professor of Business; Program Director, Human Resource Management
Kristofer Gossett, DBA
Assistant Professor
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Lee Anna Belovarac
Lee Anna Belovarac, MBA
Assistant Professor
Mahtab Athari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson, M.B.A. CPA CFP
Murray Pyle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management
Penny Hanes
Penny Hanes, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor
Selin Yalcindag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
William Jeffress, MBA
Instructor of Sport Business