Meet Your Major

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.

Student in business course.

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 Merrimack’s Mucci Capital Markets Lab, which houses 19 Bloomberg terminals.

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. 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 training at Merrimack’s Mucci Capital Markets Lab, you can get 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 1201 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

Finance Requirements (complete all four)

FIN 3315

Corporate Finance

FIN 3325 

Investments 

FIN 4431

Applied Corporate Finance 

FIN 4433

Portfolio Analysis  

Electives (choose two)

ACC 3303

Intermediate Accounting I

ECO 3306

International Economics

FIN 3500

Fieldwork in Financial Coaching

FIN 4406

International Finance

FIN 4435

Financial Planning I

FIN 4900

Special Topics in Finance