Marymount Manhattan


Department of
Business

B.S. in Finance

Our Finance students are consistently among our most successful upon graduation, finding jobs with international banks and firms like Ernst & Young, Smith Barney, and JP Morgan.

The BS program is comprehensive – the range of courses and opportunities offered will fully prepare you for a job in entrepreneurial or corporate finance, investment firms and hedge funds, banking, or financial consulting.

As a Finance major at MMC, you’ll also get a liberal arts background, which can help you develop the cultural fluency and global awareness to thrive in the business environment.

Though not required, many of our students complete internships at big name banks, hedge funds, and corporations of every kind. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the education and the experience to enter the job market confident, competent, and ready to work.  

Major: 54 Credits
General Education: 42 Credits
Elective Credits: 24 Credits

THE BUSINESS CORE:

 BUS 100 The Contemporary Workplace  3
 BUS 210 Marketing 3
 ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics  3
 ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics  3
 ACCT 215 Principles of Accounting I  3
 ACCT 217 Principles of Accounting II  3
BUS 224 Statistics for Business  3
BUS 277 The Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS 309 Financial Management  3
BUS 316 Organizational Behavior  3
IT 330 Business Management & Information Technology  3
BUS 403 Strategic Management  3


finance (18 CREDITS)

 BUS 223 Intro to Investments  3
 BUS 324 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
 ECO 375 Money, Banking and Financial Markets  3
Choose three of the following courses: 
 ACCT 319 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
 ACCT 324 Managerial Accounting 3
 ACCT 325 Income Taxation of Individuals 3
 ACCT 328 Financial Statement Analysis 3
 BUS 347 Corporate Finance 3
 BUS 337 Securities Analysis 3
 BUS 351 International Business  3
BUS 357 International Finance   

 

NOTES:

  • Finance majors (B.S.) must pass MATH 113 (or a higher level math course) with at least a C.
  • Open elective courses must be chosen such that a total of 60 credits are in the liberal arts.
  • Since some of the courses have prerequisites, the specific program should be arranged in close collaboration with a business faculty advisor.
  • A student receiving a grade of D in a required or elective course for the major must repeat the course.

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9817_beatrice.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business. Marymount’s central location and small campus are two of the main advantages that led me to choose this college. New York City offers many job opportunities while small classes allow students to build close relationships with professors who guide students throughout their academic development. The wide range of courses that the Business Management program offers allowed me to learn in depth about many subjects including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance, which I selected as my concentration. Besides acquiring an excellent knowledge of the concepts, Marymount also supported me in finding internships, which strengthened my professional and practical skills and helped me discover my passion for the field of finance.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10159_christina_photo.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The main reason I wanted to come to MMC was to ensure that my college experience would enable the use of New York City as my campus.  I also knew that I wanted a small and tight-knit community to fall back on in the midst of this huge and overwhelming city.  That is exactly what Marymount gives to students. The small class sizes, close relationships between students and faculty and staff, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to get involved are immense. This campus really provides a well-rounded and community-oriented educational experience for students.” </p><p>  </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Business Major</p><p> Concentration: Media and Arts Management</p><p> Minor in Philosophy</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9947_professional_photo.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Nicole is an honors student and a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is also the president of Business Analytics Association Club. She will be interning at IBM as part of the Technical Insight Team this summer. The Technical Insight Team provides actionable insight to the IBM North America Software Technical Sales organization. Using Cognos dashboards and cubes, SPSS predictive analytics as well as tried and true Excel, the intern working in this capacity will have the opportunity to explore a vast resource of data, uncover new insights, validate those findings in field interviews and ultimately provide technical and operational recommendations to the leadership team. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major: B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,249,249/4866_liz_mcelliot.jpg" alt="Elizabeth McElligott" title="Elizabeth McElligott" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job.  I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times.  But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street!  I work with a team of other dedicated professionals, and our mission is to assist domestic investors in retrieving excess tax withholding on investment income earned internationally.  With so much to learn and strict deadlines, there is never a dull moment.  I can honestly say I love my job!  My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott">Elizabeth McElligott</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9812_lauren.jpg" alt="Lauren Roland" title="Lauren Roland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Lauren is a rising senior with a double major in Management and Finance. During the first semester of her junior year, she was a Business Intelligence Intern at the international art auction house, Christie’s. Recently Lauren was offered a Marketing internship position with Mitchell & Titus, LLP, an accounting division of the multinational professional services firm, Ernst & Young.  Lauren will start her internship this summer and complete it at the end of next May in 2016, right before graduation. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland">Lauren Roland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Finance Major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9884_megan_france.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Megan, a graduating senior in International Business, loved her experience studying abroad in Paris last fall. Megan spoke about her experience on Business Day in April 2015 and provided suggestions to fellow students in planning a study abroad semester, and shared the joys of traveling and visiting the great European cities, as well as hidden jewels such as Monet’s garden on the outskirts of Paris.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p><p> B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I interned last spring at the Foxwoods Theatre, home to Broadway’s <em>Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,</em> as the Theatre Management Intern. It was such an incredible first internship and really opened my eyes to the management world of the performing arts industry. I even landed a temporary position there during the summer following that semester. I currently intern at Telsey and Company, a New York-based casting office specializing in Broadway musicals and plays, TV and film, as well as commercials. The Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015,Business major </p><p> Media and Arts Management concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC as a Mortgage Disclosure Desk Team Leader. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz">Kirstin Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1362-emily-garcia"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10876_emily_garcia_picture.jpg" alt="Emily Garcia" title="Emily Garcia" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> <strong>Emily Garcia</strong>, Watson Fellow 2014, is presently a rising junior with a major in International Business. Emily has participated in the Emerging Leaders Program, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and has appeared on the Dean’s List. Additionally, Emily is involved with GallopNYC, which provides a therapeutic outlet to individuals with disabilities through horse-back riding.  <br/> <br/> The Watson Foundation provides outstanding undergraduates at 12 New York City colleges the opportunity for paid internships for three successive summers – two in New York City and a third spent overseas.</p><p> <strong> </strong></p><p> <strong> </strong></p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1362-emily-garcia">Emily Garcia</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, International Business Major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/119,0,603,483/4863_dominique_studer-_photo.jpg" alt="Dominique Studer" title="Dominique Studer" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “One piece of advice I would give to any student, is to never sell yourself short. If you are interested in joining a particular club or trying out a class not within your major; go for it. You have the opportunity to do so and the resources to help you along the way. Also, if an opportunity presents itself, take it. If you want to study abroad, do it. Don’t let anything stop you. There is a lot to learn outside the four walls of a class, and you have to be proactive and passionate to further yourself and stand out.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer">Dominique Studer</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9763_yuve.jpg" alt="Samuel Basilio" title="Samuel Basilio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Samuel Basilio is a senior who will graduate in spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. He is a co- founder of Yuve, Inc., a product that aims to integrate a diverse, healthy and vegetarian-leaning lifestyle. The product is a drinkable fusion of nearly two-dozen premium natural ingredients designed to improve digestion, blood circulation, muscle tone, immune system and appearance of skin and hair. To learn more about Samuel, go to <a href="http://www.getyuve.com/">www.getyuve.com</a></p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio">Samuel Basilio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,106,467,573/4074_hannah27s20photo.jpg" alt="Hannah Pressler" title="Hannah Pressler" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having Marymount in my educational background I have found that I have a very distinctive and valuable set of skills not found among most of my peers.  The liberal arts approach to learning which Marymount offers has given me the ability to approach projects, challenges, and problems with a broadened perspective.  My education has taught me that there are many ways to view an endeavor, whether in my professional or personal life, and that no one way takes precedence and all are valuable.  In addition to this liberal arts way of thinking, I also gained a professional and directive set of skills in Marymount’s business and accounting programs where, at times, there is only one way to solve a problem.  The combination of these two important learning styles and areas of study has given me skills which are highly valued by my employer.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler">Hannah Pressler</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Marketing, Minor in Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9898_1508508_10205825780026580_2724709659600277683_n.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I am currently a rising senior at MMC, studying Entrepreneurship with a minor in Fashion Studies. I have always been intrigued by the beauty and design that encompass fashion. I enjoy spending hours sketching my own designs. One day, I hope to produce my own clothing line that will double as a charity. Presently, I am an intern at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant.</p><p> During my internship, The Stylish Sophisticate had teamed up with a fashion house called Bene Rialto and was running a fashion contest with them on our website. I was in charge of reaching out to fashion giveaway websites to see if our contest could be featured on their site. This allowed us to promote our giveaway in various social media outlets. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. in Entrepreneurship, minor in Fashion Studies </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I am currently preparing for the Certified Public Accounting exam while working full-time as an Energy Analyst at utiliVisor. As an Energy Analyst, I work alongside other analysts and engineers to analyze our clients’ energy consumption patterns and provide personalized advice on increasing their energy efficiency in a profitable manner. I found the work challenging at first because since I had never been exposed to anything pertaining to energy engineering but I’ve realized that the key is to focus on applying the same general analytical skills I learned as an Accounting major. The internships I held at Marymount also helped my tremendously in preparing me for my first full-time job. During my time at Marymount, I volunteered with VITA, interned for a CPA firm, and worked part-time as a Bookkeeping/Clerical Assistant at a museum. Each of these experiences helped me develop professionally and paved the way to my first job. The faculty in the Business department as well as the Career Services office provided the means to access these various opportunities. The College’s small size is truly an asset because it allows each student to interact with the faculty and staff and this is the aspect I appreciated most about Marymount.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10160_image001.jpg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I was in the class of 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The business program at Marymount is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Finance and Accounting</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>