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Graduate and Career Opportunities

FGCU finance students have been quite successful in their pursuit of graduate admissions. Our graduates have been accepted into a variety of nationally and internationally recognized graduates programs. A significant factor in this success is the fact that the FGCU College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the most widely recognized business school accrediting body in the world. These students consistently report that the preparation they received as finance majors at FGCU is a solid foundation for graduate studies. The relatively large number of graduate placements for a school that is as young as FGCU is indicative of a high level of recognition of the FGCU finance degree at other academic institutions.

Firms in the southwest Florida job market have recognized the quality of FGCU's finance graduates. Graduates of the program typically receive offers for permanent employment either before or shortly after graduations. Starting salaries generally range from $30,00 to $40,000.

Many of our undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities for internships with local firms. These internships are typically paid positions and many of them result in the students receiving offers of permanent employment.

Graduate School Placements

  • University of Alabama: MA
  • University of Central Florida: MBA
  • Florida State University: PhD
  • University of Florida: JD/MS & MAIB
  • London School of Economics: MS
  • University of South Florida: MBA
  • Florida International University: MA
  • Syracuse University: MA

Job Placements

Aubuchon Homes   Lee Memorial Health System
Bank of New York   Miromar Development Group
Bonita Bay Group   Merrill Lynch
Centex Rooney Construction   Morgan Stanley
Chico's Incorporated   Orion Bank
Colonial Bank   Raymond James
Falls River Group   Salomon Smith Barney
Feasinomics Incorporated   Transeastern Homes
Florida Community Bank   UBS Financial Services
General Electric   Wachovia National Bank
Laureate Capital   WCI
Lee County School Board    

Intern Placements

A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.   Lee Memorial Health System
Armalavage & Associates   Macke Financial Advisory Group
Bonita Bay Group   McDonald Financial Group
Barnett Bank   Miromar Development Group
Carole Peck Financial Advisors   Merrill Lynch
Colonial Bank   Morgan Stanley
Falls River Group   Omni Financial Services
Feasinomics Incorporated   Paine Webber
General Electric   Scottrade
Lee County   Salomon Smith Barney

Dr. H. Shelton Weeks is the Internship Coordinator for the Finance Department. For more information, you may contact Dr. Weeks at sweeks@fgcu.edu
or (239) 590-7373.

For more information about academic internships, click here.