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Whether you want to make your mark in corporate finance, investment firms, hedge funds, banking, or financial consulting, the BS in Finance will start you on the right foot. Our courses and opportunities will catapult you to a job in the business world, grad school, or even your CFA credentials.
Why Study Finance at MMC?
Where better to learn and start a career in finance than in the world’s financial capital? As a Finance major at MMC, you’ll also get a liberal arts background, which can help you develop cultural fluency and global awareness to thrive in the business environment.
The rigorous Finance curriculum, combined with MMC’s networking and internship opportunities, fully equips students to thrive in a variety of financial institutions and corporate environments like JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Citi Group, HSBC, NBC Universal, and investment firms and hedge funds. Our students have also been accepted to reputed national and international graduate programs in finance, business, and computer science.
What You Will Learn
- Learn to apply financial concepts to investment decisions and corporate decision-making. Through this applied approach, you’ll gain experience in corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, banking, and insurance.
- You will also learn to articulate the rationale for financial regulation and develop a perspective with an informed commitment to social, political, and ethical responsibility.
Through a variety of applied assignments, you will demonstrate critical thinking, quantitative, communication, and analytical skills that support lifelong learning.
In addition to a strong business management core that teaches you foundational principles and skills across business disciplines, you will take the following required courses for the major:
- Financial Management
- Money, Banking and Financial Markets
- Entrepreneurial Finance
As a Finance BS student, you’ll graduate with: cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, interdisciplinary capabilities, problem-solving creativity, and a growth mindset.
The business program at MMC is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.Blake Balsamo ’15
The small class sizes at MMC created a very focused class environment, where the professors knew your name and encouraged participation, motivating students to learn and grow. What I learned in my finance and accounting classes, as well as dance and arts classes, could be directly applied to my responsibilities as an intern. The ability to take both business and arts courses in New York City opened unique opportunities to me as a student and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to pursue my interest in Finance and Accounting in the Arts.Leeann Minard
Class of 2020, BS Finance, Minors: Accounting and Dance
I came to Marymount by coincidence. But the benefits I have obtained studying business and finance at MMC far exceeded my expectations. The small class size allows professors to pay more individual attention when necessary. Needless to say, the faculty here really strive to provide the best learning experience and networking opportunities.Yu Lu ’17
Class of 2017, Finance Major, Economics Minor
The amazing classes taught by brilliant professors gave me the knowledge needed to step into a full-time role at a company. Furthermore, the fact that the college was in NYC made me independent, courageous, and open-minded. Being an RA (Resident Advisor) developed my communication, organization, and prioritization skills, which are crucial to my current role. Also, the peer-to-peer relationships that I developed with my professors gave me the confidence and support for the future.Sofija Gligorov ’13
Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics
At MMC I experienced the same sense of community I had back home; it is a place where I learned to embrace my strengths and improve on my weaknesses. The classes I have taken at Marymount gave me a strong educational foundation to continue graduate studies at a top business school. My professors truly offered me valuable advice and inspiration during my years at MMC, and supported me as I applied for graduate school.Steffany Franco ’17
Class of 2017, Finance Major
Minors in Accounting and Economics
In today’s global world, exposure to different economic and financial frameworks is valuable. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in long-term study abroad programs or in faculty-led travel courses that complement your interests, expand your understanding of other cultures, and open your eyes to your possibilities.