Corporate Finance

An interest area

Studying corporate finance opens doors to the exciting world of mergers and acquisitions, multinational financial management, and working-capital management.  There are more than six million corporations in the United States alone, according to the latest Census Bureau data.

Value creation is at the heart of effective corporate decision-making. At Bryant, will you learn tools and principles that have broad applications in all areas of finance, including nonprofit and personal finance. Courses include corporate taxation, managerial economics, and financial statement analysis.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With a background in corporate finance, you can enter the fields of financial advising, nonprofit management, financial services, and portfolio management. You also will be well prepared for graduate studies. 

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Elizabeth Yobaccio, DBA
Chair and Professor
Department of Finance


David Louton

David Louton, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance
Coordinator, CV Starr Financial Markets Center

In 2004, Louton, professor of finance and coordinator of the CV Starr Financial Markets Center at Bryant, had the idea to provide a world-class course on investment strategy for undergraduate finance majors.

The following year, the Archway Investment Fund was launched with a contribution of $200,000. Today, the fund operates at nearly $865,000 and continues to grow. It offers finance students hands-on investment experience in a two-course sequence where they serve first as securities analysts and then as portfolio managers.

Find a video about the Archway Investment Fund here.


Steven Rogé ’03
Portfolio Manager, R.W. Rogé & Co.
Co-portfolio manager and president, Rogé Partners Funds

Rogé was drawn to the stock ticker at a young age, and it’s one of the tools he uses as a co-founder and president of the Rogé Partners Fund.

He shares his passion for investing with Bryant students managing The Archway Investment Fund portfolio of nearly $730,000 of University money. Rogé has been on the advisory board since its inception in 2005.

His financial analysis opinions have appeared in, The New York Times , and on CNBC and Fox. He is a contributing editor for and a variety of online publications.


Maricarmen Toro ’92
Vice President, Banco Santander

Toro is vice president of Banco Santander, S.A., one of the world’s largest banks, and manages a multimillion dollar investment portfolio.

Santander, she says, was able to weather the recession reasonably well because its business model is “segmented,” enabling the bank to respond quickly and differently to problems as they appeared around the globe.

When asked what people might learn from the recession, Toro emphasizes the need for financial discipline – not only for banks but also for individuals as well. “The better approach is to have a commitment to long-term sustainable goals,” she says.