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 finance concentration, you’ll use 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.
Finance Major vs. Finance Concentration
- 10 finance courses
- Business curriculum + courses in credit analysis, equity valuation, fintech and crypto + access to student-managed funds where you’ll develop skills for future careers such as a financial analyst or investment banker
- You’ll graduate with a B.S. in finance
- Six finance courses
- Analytic skills + creative problem-solving strategies where you’ll assess organizations’ assets, liabilities and marketplace positions, and identify opportunities for growth, at home and abroad
- You’ll graduate with a B.S.B.A. in management with a finance concentration
What You’ll Learn
With a finance concentration, you will:
- Develop a broad knowledge of accounting, management, marketing, finance, ethics and communications
- Gain real experience from problem-solving, case studies, and business simulations in corporate finance and investments courses
- Learn to solve problems using quantitative methods
- Learn how different types of companies function in local and global economies
- Access trading simulations and real-time market information through the Girard School of Business Mucci Capital Markets Lab
The finance concentration allows you to leverage the Mucci Capital Markets Lab of the three major finance databases to put you in the driver’s seat to handle careers in business and finance. You can be a part of the Merrimack Financial Group, an Investment Club, and three student-managed funds – the equity, the fixed income and the crypto and alternative fund – and get certified from the databases. Experiential learning opportunities get you ready to perform your job on any task in the job market.
Your degree in business administration with a concentration in finance will qualify you for a position that requires foundational knowledge of finance and a general knowledge of business. Career options include:
- Finance rotational programs with corporations
- Security broker and financial advisor
- In order to become registered to engage in the securities business, an individual must pass the SIE and a qualification exam appropriate for the type of business the individual will engage in such as Series 7 license.
- Banking assistant
- Loan officer
- Business analyst