Department of

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


 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   



  • 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/855-jacob-webber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,0,168,151/4100_jacob.jpg" alt="Jacob Webber" title="Jacob Webber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “What did I enjoy most at Marymount? First and foremost would be the faculty of the Business and Accounting Department.  Each member of this team brings forth an unprecedented knowledge base in an array of subject matter. But what separates them from simply being intellects is their pride and love for teaching.  Coupled with the faculty would be the intimate class sizes. Marymount students have the advantage of having small classroom sizes which encourages more student professor interaction, as well as a more enriching study of the subject. Thirdly, I had a wonderful experience interning for Finn Partners PR Firm in their literary sect, MEDIA CONNECT. I developed and planned national Radio, Print, and Television interviews for Business Authors. I was privileged to work with authors such as Dr. Charles Richards, <em>The Psychology of Wealth</em>, and Matthew Bishop, The Economist US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, author of <em>In Gold We Trust.</em>”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/855-jacob-webber">Jacob Webber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Entrepreneurship</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/857-elizabeth-tuvblad"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/116,0,375,260/4864_tuvblad_ericsson_studio.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Tuvblad" title="Elizabeth Tuvblad" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “This past summer (2013), I interned with the Ericsson Group, as a team member in the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility department of the Verizon Customer Unit at Ericsson. Ericsson is a business-to-business multi-international corporation in the telecommunication sector, poised to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.</p><p> During my internship I had the opportunity to travel to Sweden, where I learned a new concept called “The Networked Society,” which speaks to the company’s goal of connecting all of the world’s 10 billion electronic devices by 2018. Throughout my internship I traveled between Sweden, Boston, Texas, New Jersey, and New York, and visited several technology innovation labs, where I had the opportunity to see driverless cars, home appliances that uploaded Facebook statuses regarding when the vacuum should start cleaning, or when the dishwasher should start washing the dishes; all based on when electricity is the cheapest during the day. I even came across a talking tree that would tweet when it needed to be watered, or record the last time someone gave it a hug and it felt lonely.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/857-elizabeth-tuvblad">Elizabeth Tuvblad</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Business Management</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>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/79,21,466,408/4245_image.jpeg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I started working onsite at Goldman Sachs the second semester of my sophomore year. I work in the State and Local Tax division on corporate taxes, and am onsite at Goldman Sachs while employed by a third party recruiting company. Through this job experience, I have gained the knowledge to file taxes for multi-state corporations and partnerships in compliance with state and federal tax laws. The Marymount Business Division thoroughly prepared me for my role as an onsite employee at Goldman Sachs and for the corporate world.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Accounting and Finance, Minor in Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/285,39,911,665/5993_amy_pekal.jpg" alt="Amy Pekal" title="Amy Pekal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “For the fall 2013 semester I chose to study abroad in Florence, Italy.  I am a double major in Business Management and Art History, and so, I could not think of a better place to spend a semester. Florence was the heart of the Renaissance and no matter where I turned, there was always an interaction with art. The journey taught me more about myself, than any classroom could. I passionately dove into a new culture, learned to speak a new language and gained an appreciation for the world beyond New York City.  I believe it is important to be a citizen of the world: everything is accessible, if you want it to be, and foreign places should always be embraced.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal">Amy Pekal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Business Management and Art History</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11530_cludia_picture.jpg" alt="Claudia Esber" title="Claudia Esber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After landing my current internship at The Dr. Oz show, I have found that I love the TV industry even more. The most exciting part about my job is that every day is a new day. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber">Claudia Esber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BA Business with Media and Arts concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/20,26,193,199/4099_brandon.jpg" alt="Brandon Waters" title="Brandon Waters" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I transitioned to the business department in the Spring of ’08 after one semester as an Acting major. There’s no better city to be in for business majors. The people I was able to surround myself with, the internships I was able to attain, and the accessibility were all invaluable. MMC takes ‘NYC as your campus’ seriously, and I always felt supported in learning outside of the 71<sup>st</sup> street campus. In addition to the great full-time staff, I regularly took courses with adjunct professors who are actively working in their respective fields. My classes were small - which made for a tight knit and dedicated group of classmates and friends. Each semester further laid the groundwork for starting my career; I always felt I had an advantage over business graduates coming from other areas. I currently work at a digital advertising agency as a client liaison and producer. I still stay in touch with my professors and classmates today, and we are continuing to help one another.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters">Brandon Waters</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/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/1306-harrison-fung"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9816_harrison_fungphoto.jpg" alt="Harrison Fung" title="Harrison Fung" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> Harrison Fung, a B.A. Business major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship, will be interning this summer at Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in Washington D.C. He looks forward to this exciting opportunity. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung">Harrison Fung</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, B.A. Business with Social Entrepreneurship 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/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/1308-oliviana-bailey"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9859_oliviana.jpg" alt="Oliviana Bailey" title="Oliviana Bailey" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Oliviana has been offered an internship in the Management Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy after previously studying abroad in Ireland.</p><p> The management interns will assist the GSO Officer and the Management Section, in the delivery of support services to the Consulate General’s employees and American family members (more than 100 people). Working closely with Local Employed Staff employees and under the direction of the Management Officer and the GSO Officer, Oliviana will learn the fundamentals of administrative support of a U.S. diplomatic post. She will be tasked with a variety of special projects to include issues of interest to the interns, possibly including special event/VIP visit coordination, real estate procurement, housing presentations, scanning and organization of residential and functional leases, metric tracking of e-services for Motor pool, contracting, facility maintenance, logistics, and inventory.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey">Oliviana Bailey</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Business major,Leadership concentration </p><p> Minors in Accounting and Philosophy </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11525_makuta_1.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “My Internship at the Rachael Ray Show this fall has been a wonderful experience. As a business major I was nervous going into a production based internship but my classes and experience at MMC had prepared me for it. Working at RR in their production and audience department has opened my eyes to a new kind of business… TV. Being able to work on the set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</p></div>