Complex financial markets drive the world economy, and an understanding of those markets is critical for businesses in today’s ever-changing global financial market. If you are interested in a career in this exciting, fast-paced field, working in the stock market, or in the private or public banking and finance sector, you will find the study of finance to be interesting and rewarding.
The 120-credit B.S. in Finance provides students with a broad-based understanding of the principles that govern financial institutions and markets, and the strategies they employ to maximize investor returns while minimizing risk. The program develops students' professional competencies as financial executives and prepares them for careers in corporate finance, investment banking, international finance security, analysis brokerage and securities trading, and portfolio management. Recent LIU Brooklyn graduates are working at the New York Stock Exchange, Quick & Reilly, Goldman Sachs, and other prominent financial institutions.
Entrepreneurship @ LIU
Entrepreneurial thinkers create value in society using innovation under conditions of uncertainty. The ability to think entrepreneurially is critical for all students, regardless of their major or their career plans. The entrepreneurship program at LIU Brooklyn is designed to engage students to think entrepreneurially while they learn how to execute on their vision efficiently and effectively.
The entrepreneurial process requires students to ask tough questions about the nature of their venture using skills developed throughout the business core. What are the benefits of the product or service and how is it differentiated from the competition? What is the target market and how will it be penetrated? How will the product or service be produced? What personnel are required and how will they be managed? What are the risks of the venture and what can be done to reduce them? What are the financial implications of the plan? What resources, including funding, are required?
The best way to understand the entrepreneurial process is to take a hands-on, experiential approach. In this major, students will interact extensively with the business community both inside and outside the classroom and produce a plan that is both defensible to potential investors and actionable in the real world.
There are three ways to study entrepreneurship at LIU Brooklyn. At the undergraduate level, there is a major and a minor available.
Student Associations, Organizations & Club
The School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences has a number of student associations, organizations, and clubs that students can join. These groups provide students with the opportunity to meet and to network with other students, faculty members, and professionals who share similar interests. They foster personal and professional growth and leadership opportunities outside of the classroom and are wonderful additions to your résumé. This Web page provides a broad overview of each group. We urge students to get involved with the group that relates to their career path. Those students who have yet to choose a major can also become involved in these student associations, organizations or clubs to explore various career paths in the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.