Marymount Manhattan

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/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/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>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,884,789/4246_ethan.jpg" alt="Ethan Gwirtz" title="Ethan Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Most of all, I enjoyed the smaller classrooms where you have a voice and aren’t a number in a huge auditorium.  Also, having NYC as my campus was fantastic, as many classes and relationships afforded me opportunities to see part of the city, including parks, museums, and even trading floors on the NYSE, Morgan Stanley, and an assortment of other Wall Street offices.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz">Ethan Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Finance</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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/848-alexandra-kaprielian"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,240,240/4073_alexandra_picture_-_study_abroad.jpg" alt="Alexandra Kaprielian" title="Alexandra Kaprielian" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The best thing about studying abroad is that I got to immerse myself in a city that I love. Paris was an amazing place to spend a year and it allowed me to easily travel all over Europe while perfecting the language that I love and meeting new people from all around the world. While I was in Paris I only studied French and completed my Minor there. The best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielian">Alexandra Kaprielian</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in International Business</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,678,678/9815_redo_natalie.jpg" alt="Natalie Palmarozza" title="Natalie Palmarozza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Natalie is a senior with a double major in Management and Marketing and will be graduating in December of 2015. During the Fall Semester 2014, she started freelancing with a public relations agency, dOMAIN PR which specializes in hospitality, fashion, beauty, and entertainment with clients such as the Los Angeles Lakers, LittleBits, Matrix and other high profile clients. In the spring of 2015, dOMAIN gave Natalie the opportunity to become an intern.  Natalie plans to continue her internship with the company until graduation.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza">Natalie Palmarozza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Marketing major</p></div>