School of Management


Marist’s rigorous, liberal arts-based Finance concentration of the Business Administration major focuses equally on theoretical concepts and on developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. By combining stimulating and engaging coursework with an emphasis on ethical responsibility, we strive to mold our finance students into the business leaders of tomorrow.

Here at Marist, students can begin using the Bloomberg terminals in freshman year. Not many schools have them, but the top Wall Street firms all do — and knowing how to use them helped me get my internship last year.

Paulo Siracusa

Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration

Participating in the Greystone Equity Fund and the CFA Equity Research Challenge helped me hit the ground running as a first-year analyst. I dove into financial markets, developed valuable skills in fundamental analysis, explored key Bloomberg terminal functionalities, and collaborated with a team in a true work-like setting.

Rhianna Ross

Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration

Finance electives like the Greystone Fixed Income Fund, learning to use Bloomberg and networking with Wall Street professionals in the Investment Center all gave me the confidence and preparation I needed to begin a successful career in finance.

Samantha Leenas

Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration

The finance electives —Derivatives and Risk Management, Structured Finance, and the Equity and Bond courses — have given me a leg up compared to my peers. I was one of 163 interns at JPMorgan Chase last summer, and none of them had had any of the finance coursework that I had.

Mary Vange

Business Administration Major, Finance Concentration

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A career-focused curriculum...

Marist Finance students start with a foundation in financial theory and how the capital markets work. Coursework incorporates hands-on application of data analytics, computer programming, and information science to hone the research and analytical skills needed to interpret data. A basis in the Liberal Arts combined with unique Finance electives provide a well-rounded experience that prepares you for a successful career. Our comprehensive Finance curriculum includes courses in:

  • Financial Management: Introduces the major topics in corporate finance, including the time value of money, capital budgeting, financial analysis and stock valuation.
  • Investment Analysis: A fundamental and technical analysis of securities and markets, with a focus on the application of modern portfolio theory.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions: How the markets affect the availability of external finance and the market valuation of stocks, bonds, mortgages and derivatives.
  • Corporate Finance: Emphasizes risk, capital structure and budgeting, dividend policy, derivatives and international finance.
  • Financial Statement Analysis: Employing ratio, trend, and vertical and horizontal analyses, students use financial statements to make reasoned decisions.
  • CFA® Level 1 Exam Prep: Prepare for the first level of this gold-standard certification program
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...coupled with significant hands-on experience.

  • Investment Center — Students find and analyze data in this state-of-the-art space with 12 Bloomberg terminals, a stock ticker, and newsfeed
  • Career Center — Organizes employment fairs, alumni visits, and the NYC Career Trek
  • Career Management Courses — Include instruction in IBM Cognos and Bloomberg certification
  • Alumni Involvement — Financial execs give lectures and join students for Q&A luncheons
  • Finance Competitions — Research and trading contests sharpen analytic and teamwork skills
  • ASPIRE Program — International study program designed to help finance students accelerate their studies while abroad in either Dublin, Ireland or Florence, Italy
  • “Sweet Spot” Location — Our campus is just a short train ride away from both NYC and Albany, perfect for commuting to an internship

Learn from Financial Experts

The faculty members within Marist's Finance department come from a variety of industry backgrounds. The experiences they share with students results in well-rounded professionals entering the field. Due to our small class sizes, our faculty are able to provide one-on-one attention to each of our students, advising them on their unique paths toward successful careers. Meet a few of our faculty members below, or view all Finance faculty >


Cantu, originally from Monterrey, Mexico, has always been interested in finance, and he’s getting great training in Marist’s School of Management, where he majors in business administration with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship. During his capping class, Cantu and his teammates had the task of analyzing Starbucks and developing a strategic plan to make it more competitive; his role on the team was financial analysis. He’s also had valuable real-world experience, having interned in Monterrey over the summer for Foster Hill Capital Management LLC, a private alternative capital firm. Cantu also makes use of the School of Management’s Investment Center, which comes equipped with numerous Bloomberg terminals.

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At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.


Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience


Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges


Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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