A Finance Program for Ethical Leaders
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.
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
...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 >
David Cantu: Tackling Projects That Provide Practical Experience
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.
The Value of a Marist Education
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.