Business

Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Administration
Concentration in Finance

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Are you an analytical, numbers-driven person? Do you enjoy saving and coming up with financial plans? If so, a career in finance might be for you. The Mount's Finance concentration offers the opportunity to hone your Business studies on the financial and operational functions of business practices.

 

Why study Finance at the Mount?

The fact that Finance is a concentration within the study of Business Management and Administration allows you to learn and excel in two fields. Having a business-centered mindset in the study of Finance shows employers that you have multi-facted experience and knowledge in these interconnected fields.

The Mount's approach to business and financial studies is unique in its focus on using these skills to serve others. For example, instead of just learning about financial theory, you may find yourself looking at and suggesting improvements to a local charity's financial plans as part of your coursework.

As in your traditional Business courses, you'll benefit by learning from professionals with experience across a wide variety of industries, from Wall Street to Main Street.

Accreditation
The School of Business at Mount Saint Mary College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration (5 year)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration with concentrations in: Finance, Marketing, Sports Management

Learn more about the College's accreditation, or visit IACBE.org

 

What to expect as a Finance student at the Mount

As a Finance student at the Mount, your coursework will focus on building your critical thinking and analytical skills as they relate to business and finance. You'll learn how to analyze investment decisions, manage an investment portfolio and variety of securities, understand and communicate changing market conditions, and more.

The Finance concentration at the Mount lives within the Business major, meaning you'll major in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Finance. As such, in addition to 48 credits (16 courses) of Business classes, you'll also take 15 credits (5 classes) in finance, such as Financial Management, Money and Banking, Investment Analysis, and Corporate Finance.

Your learning won't just take place in the classroom, however: You'll get behind-the-scenes tours of the operations of the New York Stock Exchange, Yankee Stadium, and the United Nations; you'll practice your skills by volunteering as a tax preparer for low income families; and you'll even impact the community by creating a marketing plan or assisting with operations at a local nonprofit through the Medici Scholars program.

>> Learn more about daily life as a Mount Business major!

 

Be prepared for your future

Part of declaring a Finance concentration involves participating in a financial internship to augment your studies. Past Finance students have interned at organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Allstate, Northwestern Mutual, Walden Savings Bank, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan, and other financial institutions to further grow their skills.

After graduation, your Mount Business and Finance studies will have preapred you for financial management positions in corporate, government, or nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the 5-year BS/MBA program are additionally qualified for leadership positions in these organizations.

Here's how some of our alumni are using their degrees:

  • Tom Ferrigno '90, Director - Floor Broker at the New York Stock Exchange
  • Ryan Reeves ‘09, director of Selection for Northwestern Mutual
  • LeighAnn Perina '17, Client Due Diligence Specialist at Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Bryan Gayton '19, Financial Service Consultant at Strategic Financial Solutions NY

 

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