Applied Mathematics & Finance

Combine the Best of Business and Finance with Mathematics to Shape a Successful Career

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Finance provides a foundation for students preparing for a career in actuarial science. You need any number of tools to impress today’s hirers: data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, including the ability to clearly present findings to appropriate audiences, and apply the quantitative techniques and computational models used to support business decisions in the financial industry (e.g., banks, insurance companies, investment and securities firms and other related industries).

A degree in Applied Mathematics and Finance provides all this and more, filling your toolbox and propelling you down any number of career paths, from banking to insurance to financial consulting.

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Real-World Experience. Every Year.

Real-world, hands-on experience is an important part of your degree. 

The Keuka College Field Period® gives you the chance to have four separate Applied Mathematics & Finance internships. You'll have the chance to explore different career paths and choose the one that's right for you.

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Finance is a true interdisciplinary program between business and mathematics and includes quantitative techniques, particularly regarding data analytics.

The program provides a solid foundation for students preparing for a career in a broad range of disciplines related to actuarial sciences, including finance, banking, insurance, and related fields. The degree also prepares students for graduate programs in applied mathematics, statistics, computational finance, and data analytics.

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Faculty in the Division of Business and Management

Dr. Steven Barber

Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting

Academic Credentials

Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Sustainability
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. in Finance
Cornell University
B.A. in Archaeology
Cornell University
B.A. in Geology

Jeff Bray

Associate Director of Athletics
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management

Academic Credentials

Boise State University
Kansas State University

Jimmy Habecker

Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications
Adjunct Instructor of Sports Management

Academic Credentials

Mount Union College
Canisius College
M.S. in Sports Administration

Lisa Hochadel

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
M.S. in Accounting
Sate University of New York at Albany
M.A. in Criminal Justice
University if Buffalo School of Management
B.S. in Accounting

Mark McNaney

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
Elmira College
Corning Community College


I am a native Upstate New Yorker, having lived in Elmira, the Rochester area, and in the Finger Lakes for my whole life. I have worked in the food industry (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company), office products (Xerox Corporation), and healthcare administration (University of Rochester Medical Center, Finger Lakes Health, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center).

My professional experience encompasses accounting and business financial management, strategic business and product planning, operations management, customer service management, marketing, and healthcare administration. I am a graduate of Corning Community College (A.A.S.), Elmira College (B.S.) and the University of Rochester (M.S.). On a less serious note, I am a certified judge for the Kansas City Barbeque Society (recently judging in Lake Placid and in Auburn), and I enjoy reading and fly fishing.

Ann Tuttle

Dean of International Programs, USA
Division Chair
Professor Emerita of Management

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
SUNY College at Buffalo


For more than 20 years of teaching various business and management courses, Dean Tuttle brings a recognized passion and love of both business and teaching to the classroom.

Consistently praised by students and peers for her direct interaction with students and her devotion to their well being, Dean Tuttle has a well-deserved reputation for integrating practical necessities of the workplace into the academic environment of college. This led to her being named Keuka College's 2007 Professor of the Year.

Dean Tuttle brings a rich business background to Keuka College, having managed word processing centers at a Fortune 500 company, and having held sales and marketing positions.

Her syllabus for her Organizational Behavior course was featured in the April 2004 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dean Tuttle has held many leadership roles, such as President of Schuyler Nursery School Board of Directors, Chair of the Keuka's Division of Business and Management, and Chair of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Board of Directors. Dean Tuttle greatly enjoys the experience of taking what she learns from participating in business operations and bringing it back to the classroom to share with her students.

Matthew Vollmer

Visiting Assisting Professor of Marketing

Academic Credentials

University at Buffalo
Ph.D. in Communication Study
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. in Media Arts and Technology
SUNY Oswego
B.S. in Marketing


With more than 15 years of professional business experience, including owning and operating his own business, Professor Matthew Vollmer brings a blend of pragmatic experience and social science research to the Division of Business and Management at Keuka College. After years of customer-facing business development roles, Prof. Vollmer became fascinated with better understanding the consumer experience and unveiling the reasons that customers make purchase decisions.

During his doctoral training, Prof. Vollmer has been devoted to better understanding consumer experiences and the influence technology has on those experiences. His research has included consumers' technology acceptance of Artificial Intelligence, journalistic coverage and public perceptions of emerging technologies, dissemination of disinformation across social media, digital media’s influence on people’s feelings of loneliness, and digitally mediated communication of sexual consent among college students.

In the classroom, Prof. Vollmer remains focused on helping students discover how emerging technologies can be used as a competitive advantage for aspiring marketing professionals, and how technology will continue to change the marketing and business landscape throughout their careers. After providing historical context to explain the development of the current business environment, he encourages students to imagine what is possible for the future by exercising their critical thinking skills and encouraging students to remain solutions-focused in their work.

Prof. Vollmer is thrilled to be “back home” on Keuka Lake, a community that he has previously resided in and continues to spend a considerable amount of time visiting. During the summer months, he can be found spending time in his boat with his wife and dog, floating along the shores of Keuka College while reading and writing. He is also an enthusiastic advocate of Finger Lakes wines, and on occasion he will be spotted pouring wine at a local winery helping to perfect the Finger Lakes wine tasting and tourism experience.

Contact Information

Dr. Catherine Abbott

Professor of Mathematics

(315) 279-5695
[email protected]