About this Department
Finance – the art and science of managing money – is about making decisions that add value to corporations and individuals. As a discipline, finance also includes investment management for individuals and institutions, as well as the management of financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies.
Undergraduates may select concentrations in Finance or Financial Services. A Finance minor also is available. MBA students may choose to specialize in Global Finance. The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center supports students' coursework. Bryant is a participant in the prestigious CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
Top students undertake a two-course program managing the Archway Investment Fund, a real-world portfolio of more than $2.6 million.
The department's faculty members disseminate knowledge through teaching, publications, conference presentations, and engagement with private and public organizations and groups. As dedicated teachers, they work closely with students in collaborative research, by supervising internships or advising them about graduate school and careers.
Concentration in Finance
Finance appeals to students with an analytical mind and quantitative orientation. Courses focus on corporate financial management, investments, and capital markets, and financial institutions. The globalization of business activities and the availability of capital from sources around the world are a major focus in all advanced finance courses.
Concentration in Financial Services
Over the past decade, financial services has emerged as a distinct field of study, with a focus on investments, financial institutions and markets, risk management and insurance, and individual taxation. Graduates are prepared for careers in retail securities brokerage, financial planning, real estate investment management, insurance, and financial institutions management.
The student-run Archway Investment Fund provides Bryant University students with the opportunity to manage an investment portfolio following the principles used by financial professionals around the globe. With faculty guidance, students develop the skills and investment protocols to manage a portfolio of more than $2.6 million.
Financial Services Forum
The 2023 Financial Services Forum at Bryant University brought several alumni in the finance industry back to campus to share their experiences and expertise with students. The day-long program was the 17th annual event, and showcased an impressive lineup of panel discussions and conversations about trends and best practices in banking, finance, and financial services.
C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center
We aim to provide finance education that is current with finance practice. Our C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center (FMC) provides an all-encompassing educational experience in which students are immersed in a state-of-the-art financial markets environment. Students can observe the flow of financial information in real-time, using real-world economic, financial, accounting and information technologies to solve problems and answer questions.
Our esteemed faculty includes award-winning educators and mentors who have had success in the fields they teach and in research. They include a former senior financial economist with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a former vice president of two banks, and a financial planner and wealth consultant in industry and private practice. Among them is:
Professor of Finance
Odette Mansour ’24
Kylie Truong ’23
Jake Williams ’23
Where our students go
Graduates of Bryant's programs within the Finance Department go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.