Girard School of Business

Corporate Finance & Investments

Corporate Finance & Investments Concentration

Finance, the study of money management, is the engine that powers all meaningful investments — how businesses raise and invest capital, how individuals invest their assets, and how markets function. 

In the concentration in corporate finance and investments, you’ll utilize analytic skills to project earnings and conduct valuations, construct and manage portfolios, and assess an organization’s assets and liabilities to identify opportunities for global business growth.

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What You’ll Learn

By concentrating in corporate finance and investments, you will:

  • Examine the key principles that underlie the investment and valuation process.
  • Strengthen your analytical, problem-solving, and spreadsheet programming and projection skills.
  • Deepen your understanding of the dynamic global marketplace.
  • Access trading simulations and real-time market information through the Girard School of Business’ Mucci Capital Markets Lab, which houses 20 Bloomberg terminals.

Interested in studying the inter-relationships between the economy and the financial sector? Merrimack recently launched an economics/finance major - a multidisciplinary field offering you a unique opportunity to develop a strong foundation in economics and finance while examining financial markets and the economic system from business and liberal arts perspectives.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in semester-long internships. It’s your chance to gain firsthand insights into the financial marketplace and get a leg up on the job market at places like Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, and State Street Corporation. Bonus? Become a member of the Merrimack Financial Group to increase your investment industry insight and professional-networking circle through specialized events.

Career Options

With a background in corporate finance, investments, and portfolio analysis, and by training in the Girard School of Business’ Mucci Capital Markets Lab, you can become Bloomberg certified and be prepared for a solid career in finance. Positions may include:

  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Investment banker
  • Mortgage analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Research analyst
  • Securities analyst
  • Securities broker
  • FX, equity and fixed-income trader 

What You’ll Take

Business Requirements

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements*:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

* ECO 1203 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

Concentration Core (complete all four)

FIN 3315

Corporate Finance

FIN 3325 


FIN 4431

Applied Corporate Finance 

FIN 4433

Portfolio Analysis  


Concentration Electives (choose two)

FIN 3500
FIN 3550
Fieldwork in Financial Coaching
Financial and Health Coaching

FIN 4315

Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 4406

International Financial Management

FIN 4435

Financial Planning 

FIN 4900

Special Topics in Finance

More Information

Visit the online course catalog for more information about all majors and minors.

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