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Manhattanville College’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance degree programs teach students how to develop, analyze, and interpret financial statements, invest in financial assets, and create, evaluate, and optimize long-term financial plans.
As a finance major at Manhattanville, you’ll gain the skills needed for a career in the dynamic field of finance. You’ll be well-equipped in future roles to respond to shifts in economic conditions that keep the field stimulating and challenging, as well as communicate your insights to stakeholders, whether you work in a business firm or non-profit organization.
Located conveniently near the various financial institutions and corporate headquarters in New York City, New York, Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, Connecticut, both the B.S. and B.A. in Finance programs provide opportunities to earn internships and experience leading to post-graduation jobs. Recent finance majors have interned and now work for well-known companies in the industry, such as Lincoln Financial Advisors, Morgan Stanley, and Mastercard Worldwide.
Our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Finance are four-year undergraduate degrees designed to give students hands-on experience and skills in financial concepts and business practices.
Under the guidance of experienced faculty, finance majors learn how to implement the practical tools and techniques used by financial professionals in a variety of settings, from securities and markets to public policy and global economics.
Positioning students to begin their careers or pursue advanced credentials after graduation, Manhattanville’s finance degrees include credit-earning internship opportunities and ways to connect with local and international employers through networking functions and special projects.
Learn the fundamentals of finance that set you up for success in various areas of the field in a setting a short distance away from the international economic hub, New York City. See what life’s like at Manhattanville.
Finance Major Requirements
Finance majors take required major courses, electives, general education courses, and complete a senior seminar. The balanced and flexible curriculum can be tailored with an optional concentration and the student’s choice of electives in various areas of the field.
Each bachelor’s in finance degree option includes at least 120 credits in undergraduate requirements. Both the B.A. in Finance and the B.S. in Finance can be completed in four years. The difference between the two options is the amount of required bachelor’s degree courses in liberal arts foundations and professional skills.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Finance program requires 90 liberal arts credits, providing a background in soft skills like communication and critical thinking
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Finance program requires 60 liberal arts credits, allowing students to take more advanced and high-level courses in their area of interest or specialization
Students in the undergraduate finance program take courses in economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative methods. You may take courses in subjects such as:
Economics of Competitive Strategy
Money and Banking
The finance degree program’s optional accounting concentration allows students to choose with their guidance counselor electives that demonstrate an elevated understanding of accountancy concepts. If you focus your finance degree in accounting, you’ll take courses such as:
Fundamentals of Taxation
Advanced Management Accounting
Manhattanville finance majors participate in a Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year. In a collaborative course, you’ll use the financial and quantitative skills you’ve learned to work on and research a project topic under the guidance of the finance program faculty.
Completing an original thesis and discussing your research findings and conclusions ensures you graduate from the B.A. or B.S. in Finance degree program with project-based experience.
Degree Outcomes and Careers
Manhattanville’s finance degree programs prepare students for a diverse range of career pathways, from accounting and auditing to founding a non-profit organization. Whether your dream career path requires further graduate study, work experience, or specialized training, or you’re excited to begin your career path as a financial, budget, or management analyst, finance majors can excel in public and private settings.
Faculty Emerita Jim Bryan Anna Sachko Gandolfi William Perkins
Staff Carolyn Greaige, Administrative Assistant
Adjunct Faculty Alan Anderson Ernest Barone Rinku Bhattacharya Edwin Bowman Robert Candee Richard Cherry Donald Genio Paul Jakubek Jean Mann Alan Sadovnick Michael Scimeca Inger Stapleton Audrey Tyson Janet Walsh
Please contact any of the above faculty or the Division Chair for more information. Division Chair: Robert.Derrell, Robert.Derrell@mville.edu, (914) 323-5472.
Finance Internships and Experience
With the assistance of the Center for Career Development and the College’s community connections, students can complete an internship for one to three credits counting toward their finance degree, gaining useful experience in the financial industry prior to graduation.
Founded by expert economics and finance faculty members, the Economic Freedom Institute is a forum offering finance majors the unique opportunity to discuss, exchange, and develop ideas surrounding applied economics with other scholarly institutions and corporate professionals. At EFI functions, students collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, from labor union officials to corporate executives, to advance a progressive vision of economic freedom.
Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.) in Finance Pathway
Students seeking advanced careers in financial planning, investment management, education, or public policy may be interested in pursuing our master’s in finance degree program following their bachelor’s. Offered in an evening weeknight format, the M.S. in Finance enables working professionals to attain graduate credentials within 21 months outside of work hours.