Finance

Overview

A concentration and a minor

Finance, the art and science of managing money, is also about making decisions that add value to corporations and individuals. No matter what industry you choose to work in, an understanding of finance is crucial for effective management.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance integrates economics, accounting, quantitative analysis, and financial management techniques to prepare you to work in a global business environment. Through courses of in-depth study, you will look at corporate financial management, investments, and financial institutions and markets, and gain a broad understanding of financial markets.

You may also choose to pursue a Finance minor with four required courses, which provides the skills you will need to evaluate and manage assets. By working with a program advisor, you can customize the Finance minor to focus on a particular area of interest.

Coursework is supported by training in the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center, a simulated trading floor that provides you with the practice you need to enhance the theory you learn. Through internships, you will have opportunities to apply textbook concepts to real-world corporate issues.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With a business degree in Finance from Bryant, you will be poised for a number of careers, including analyst, controller, equity research analyst, finance manager, financial advisor, fund administrator, mortgage processor, and operations analyst, to name a few. You will also be well prepared to enter graduate school and pursue a variety of advanced degrees.

Finance Faculty

Finance faculty are active researchers and practitioners in the fields of asset management, financial markets and institutions, individual taxation, consumer behavior, and personal financial planning, among others.

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Requirements

For an 18-credit concentration: 

First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100)

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)

Upper-Level Gateway Requirement

Finance Concentration

Forecasting for Decision Making (FIN311) or Finance Modeling (FIN380)

Investments (FIN312)

Financial Institutions & Markets (FIN315)

Three (3) Finance Electives (Must include one 400-level elective)

Business Core Requirements

Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACG203, ACG204)

Business Policy (BUS400)

Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)

Financial Management (FIN201)

The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211)

Operations Management (MGT201)

Management Principles and Practice (MGT200)

Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114)

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121)

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

Statistics I (MATH201)

Two (2) Humanities Survey Courses

Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements – Modes of Thought*

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include 1 Lab Science)

(One science course must be at the 300 or 400 level.)

*Three (3) credits from the required liberal arts minor may be applied to this distribution.

One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

Liberal Arts Minor Requirements (4 Courses)
Selection is made from a variety of liberal arts disciplines. Some minors require more than 12 credits.

Four (4) Open Electives

A minimum of 122 credits are required for graduation.

For a 12-credit minor:

Investments (FIN312) 

Three (3) Electives: Choose three 

  •  One or two courses at the 300-level with either a FIN or FS course number designation.
  • A minimum of one course at the 400-level with either a FIN or FS course number designation.

Excluded electives:

  • Finance Internship (FIN391) and Financial Service Internship (FS391).
  • Directed Study in Finance (FIN497) and Directed Study in Financial Services (FS497).

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Elizabeth Yobaccio, D.B.A. 
Chair and Professor 
Department of Finance
byobacci@bryant.edu

INVESTED IN THE FUTURE

Nicholas Bohnsack ’00
Operating Partner, Strategas

At 26, Bohnsack launched a macroeconomics and policy research start-up with five people in a borrowed conference room.

Today, Strategas Research Partners has 21 employees and offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, with Bohnsack as its operating partner/sector strategist. The company’s clients include some of the world’s largest mutual funds, investment advisors, pensions and endowments, and hedge funds.

“Bryant is making a name for itself by preparing graduates who have the confidence and ability to take risks in this new century of business,” he says.

Global Finance experience

Michael Leonard ’13
Associate, Cowen + Company

“By working with alumni and professors, I was able to find my own path to success for what I wanted out of my education,” says Leonard, who came to Bryant unsure about whether to major in finance or economics.

Bryant’s integrated curriculum afforded him the flexibility to choose from more than 100 courses of study. Bryant's Amica Center for Career Education helped he find a summer internship at Seraphim Capital, a small venture capital firm in London.

“I loved hearing the questions that the portfolio managers asked about revenue growth or actual sales. It helped me see what real investors care about." 

KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE

Lisa G. Dandeneau ’90
COO, Navigant Credit Union

Dandeneau chose Bryant because “it was the best business school.” By the time she graduated, she was prepared to take the CPA exam. She is now executive vice president/chief operating officer for Navigant Credit Union, with more than one billion dollars in assets.

Dandeneau regularly participates in Bryant’s Alumni/Student Shadow Program. “I have the opportunity to help a student learn, while giving back to Bryant. I am so grateful for my education and the foundation it provided me for a successful and fulfilling career.”