Bachelor in Finance


Program Description

Finance is the cornerstone of the enterprise system and is important to the economic health of business firms and non-profit organizations. It is a dynamic field that is categorized by continuous change in response to shifts in economic conditions making the study of finance stimulating and challenging. However, our professors will help you learn to develop, analyze and interpret financial statements, learn to invest in financial assets and learn to create and evaluate plans to achieve long-term financial success. Manhattanville College is also conveniently located near many leading financial institutions and corporate headquarters not only in New York City, but Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut which will provide you with plenty of opportunities for internships and jobs after graduation. Recent finance students have interned and now work for Lincoln Financial Advisors, Morgan Stanley, MasterCard Worldwide, and many other well-known companies in the industry.


The finance major at Manhattanville is comprised of courses in economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative methods, which will help prepare you for a wide range of career paths including accountants, auditors, and non-profit organization founders.

While studying finance at Manhattanville you will have to take a Senior Seminar in the fall of your final year, where you will have to discuss your research findings and conclusions in a thesis. You will also have the opportunity to do an internship in finance to help toward major requirements.

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Management offers a major and minor in finance, as well as a certificate program for non-matriculated students.

Manhattanville College also has the Economic Freedom Institute is an enterprise which catalyzes both the popular and scholarly discussion of issues related to economic freedom.

Finance, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major Requirements

A major in finance requires 14 courses, 12 required and two electives.

Required Courses

ACC 1002 Fundamentals of Accounting I Fundamentals of Accounting I 3
ACC 1008 Fundamentals of Accounting II 3
ECO 1001 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 1002 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2060 Economic Statistics 3
ECO 3001
ECO 3002
ECO 2019
Intermed Macroeconomic Theory
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Economics of Competitive Strategy
ECO 2015 Money and Banking 3
FIN 2002 Principles of Finance 3
FIN 3015 Investment Analysis 3
FIN 3017 Global Finance 3
FIN 3010 Corporation Finance 3
ECO 3997 Senior Seminar in Economics 3

ACC 1002, ACC 1008, FIN 2002, FIN 3015, FIN 3017, FIN 3010: Not counted as liberal arts.

Elective Courses

ECO 2005 Personal Finance 3
ECO 2009 Public Finance & Public Policy 3
ECO 2017 Economics & Finance of Health Care Policy 3
ECO 2025
ECO 3008

Applied Econometrics
FIN 2004 Derivative Securities 3
FIN 2016 Financial Markets 3
FIN 2026 Advanced Financial Functions of MS Office 3

FIN 2004, FIN 2016, FIN 2026: Not counted as liberal arts.

Note: Students can choose a department related double major. Those who choose this option are not permitted to minor in a department related subject. Students with one department related major are allowed one department related minor. Other students are permitted at most two department related minors. Please see department chair or advisor for details regarding double counting.

Note: Courses with the FIN code are not liberal arts. As with all non-liberal arts courses at the College, this is indicated by double asterisks after the title of the course.

Students majoring in Finance are urged to plan carefully to ensure that they will have the 60 liberal arts credit hours required for the B.S. degree or the 90 liberal arts credit hours required for the B.A. degree.


Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.


The Economics, Finance & Management Department offers both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. In addition to the finance major, students can also choose to minor in finance and nonmatriculated students can also receive a certificate in finance.

Career ideas

Banker, Budget Analyst, Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Personal Finance Advisors, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents.

Last updated Jul 2019

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