Finance Curriculum

B.S. in Finance

Our finance curriculum starts with a rigorous Core Curriculum of liberal arts courses that emphasize writing, speaking, and critical thinking—skills that employers crave.

We see finance as a natural extension of what students learn in the Core. It’s a way to answer the question, “So how do I take what I’ve learned and do something transformative with it?”

The Finance major builds upon the Core Curriculum’s courses that emphasize writing, speaking, and critical thinking and leverages the College’s Wall Street location to give students expertise in wealth creation and management, with a grounding in a Christian worldview. Sophomores survey key business disciplines, such as marketing, entrepreneurship, and business strategy, and learn financial accounting, statistics, and business communications to gain the language and tools to explore more specialized business disciplines. During junior and senior year, students turn to more advanced finance and business subjects such as corporate finance, financial modeling, and investments. By senior year, students progress to international investments and a variety of finance electives. Finance majors are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of graduation; if they declare a Finance major and graduate with a lower cumulative GPA, they may graduate with a B.S. in Business Management.

We combine an intimate classroom experience with immersion into New York’s dynamic marketplace. Our classes are taught by full-time faculty members and professionals currently working in the marketplace, and we strongly encourage students to leverage our New York City location by pursuing internships during the school year and summer months. New York City offers unbeatable opportunities to network with industry leaders and land internships with companies in finance, public relations, media, technology and more. Right now, our graduates are in positions at top firms across the country, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Yelp, Oracle, and many more. Some have gone on to pursue graduate studies at top business schools, including Duke, Fordham, and USC.

Finance Course List

On top of all courses within the Core Curriculum, Finance majors will take the following courses:

  • Calculus
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management and Organization
  • Business Communications and Presentations
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • International Investments
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation
  • Decision Analysis and Operations Management
  • Legal Studies and Business Ethics
  • Decision Process and Negotiation

Finance majors will additionally take a business elective and two finance electives, choosing from topics like Principles of Real Estate Finance, Impact Investing, Alternative Investments, Faith and Finance, and Money and Banking. Course descriptions, codes, prerequisites, and a full course map are available in the college catalog.