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School of Business
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Concentration in Finance

Money doesn’t grow on trees - it grows from strategy! The Mount’s Finance concentration studies the management of money particularly through the lens of business operations.

We’ll take the determination and strategic skills you’ve developed since your days running lemonade stands and give you the operational knowledge you need to be successful in this industry. Your childhood piggy bank will be proud.

Why study Finance?

Here's what makes the Mount's Finance program unique:

Students touring brewery

  • Business background: In order to make sound financial decisions, you have to be able to take the entire business strategy and operation into account. That’s why our Finance concentration is part of the major in Business. 
  • From Wall Street to Main Street: Have you ever wondered what it’s like on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? How is that different from financial operations at the local brewery? Mount Finance students don’t have to wonder - they often take behind-the-scenes tours of these operations to see what it’s really like to work in finance.
  • Strategy for service: Strategic operations aren’t just for financial gain. Learn how to use your skills for good by taking part in your class’s project to create financial analyses for a local retreat center or grow your skills and offer your experience with the Medici Scholars program.

The Mount’s Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Learn more about our accreditation here

“My favorite aspect of the Finance program is the connection that I’ve been able to make with my studies and the real world. I have learned how to analyze investment opportunities, manipulate data, and evaluate business through financial statements. All valuable skills that I have used and will continue to use during my career in business.”

Liam Rockensies ’20
Liam Rockensies ’20

What to expect as a Finance student

15 credits in Finance

Learn about Business major academic requirements and courses here.

Paired with the Business courses for your major, the Finance concentration will provide you with a better appreciation for what markets are doing and why they do what they do. You’ll develop your knowledge in market and investment analysis, stock prices, bonds, loans, interest rates, and more. You’ll spend a lot less time in textbooks and more time in current events, looking at current rates and market values and evaluating trends as they develop.

All of these skills can be applied to large corporations and small businesses alike, and you’ll also learn about the financial nuances of each. These will be augmented by trips to local and national operations and opportunities like the Student Business Association, SURE, and Medici Scholars.

Finally, you’ll cap your experience in the program with a Finance internship and a mock trading portfolio, both marketable assets when interviewing for jobs.

Students touring the New York Stock Exchange

Be prepared for your future

Part of declaring a Finance concentration involves participating in an internship. 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 prepared 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 Finance alumni are using their degrees:

  • Tom Ferrigno '90, Citigroup Global Markets Director, NYSE Floor Brokerage
  • Stephen Steyer ’16, Assistant Vice President, Cross Asset Sales Assistant at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
  • Tim Rice ’17, Financial Associate for New York Post
  • Taylor Seery ’17 MBA ’18, Underwriter for E-Risk Services
  • Bryan Gayton '19, Financial Service Consultant at Strategic Financial Solutions NY

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