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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.
Here's what makes the Mount's Finance program unique:
The Mount’s Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Learn more about our accreditation here.
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.
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: