The Bachelor of Science in Finance program provides preparation for graduate studies or a career in business and finance. All finance majors take courses in the business core including basic accounting, economics, marketing and management, while specializing in finance.
Major: 54 Credits B.S.
General Education: 42 Credits
Elective Credits: 24 Credits
Learning Goals for the Major in Finance
Students in the B.S. in Finance program will achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Business Functions: Students will apply their knowledge of marketing, finance, accounting, economics and management concepts to demonstrate a working knowledge of business methods and strategies.
- Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, by using financial analysis to implement solutions to problems/opportunities.
- Quantitative & Technological Skills: Students will demonstrate quantitative and technological skills and knowledge by analyzing and interpreting data to support financial decision making.
- Domestic & Global Environment: Students will articulate the complexity and diversity of the domestic and global business environment and the impact of internationalization on economics and finance.
- Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in writing and speaking effectively and professionally as well as interpersonal and team skills in making presentations involving financial analysis.
- Ethics: Students will articulate ethical issues as they evaluate financial policies and regulations.
- LEARNING BY DOING, with NEW YORK CITY at the heart of the experience. Our freshman Business seminar begins with a walk down Wall Street, followed by visits to the New York Stock Exchange, as well as excursions to courts and museums to complement coursework.
- Our location also affords students the opportunity to participate in INTERNSHIPS AT WORLD-CLASS BUSINESSES such as Google, JP Morgan, and NBC Universal, as well as nationally broadcast television programs like The Rachael Ray Show. Our internship/alumni affiliations span the array of opportunities New York City offers: including international organizations, marketing, public relations, media and arts organizations, and the fashion and entertainment industry.
- SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES include working with agencies to develop marketing campaigns or participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). There are a number of clubs within the division to foster faculty and student collaboration, including the Mock Trial Club, the Sigma Beta Delta (Business Honors Society), and the newly minted Microfinance Club.
Our Finance Alums:
- One recent graduate was offered a position as Analyst at Appomattox Advisory, a hedge fund located in New York City, after completing an internship there.
- Another, a double major with Dance, is now following a career as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at Globe Tax Services, New York City.
To see more student stories and learn more about the department and its programs, please visit the department section of our website: Business