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FINANCE MAJOR

The Finance major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investment banking, international finance, financial planning, and wealth management. Students develop a deep understanding of a broad range of topics: financial statement analysis, financial leverage, stock and bond valuation, risk and return in the global capital markets, risk management, portfolio theory and management, security legislation, structure of capital markets, and ethics.

Many of our finance majors have at least one internship during their college career, are active in our Finance Club, and mock trade at our Bloomberg terminal. These experiences at Saint Anselm College have historically led to employment within months of graduation. In the last two years our students have been employed in Boston, New York City, and Chicago, for firms such as Fidelity, State Street, BNY Mellon, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Wells Fargo, and Boston Partners; plus a variety of boutique wealth management companies, venture capital funds, commercial lenders, & corporate finance positions.

The finance major requires ten courses: seven required courses plus three electives. The seven required courses are:

  • AC111 Financial Accounting
  • BU121 Business Statistics
  • EC141 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • EC142 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • EC243 Money & Banking
  • FI261 Financial Management
  • FI262 Investments

Students will then select three courses from the following finance-specific electives:

  • FI361 Financial Management II
  • FI362 Portfolio Analysis
  • FI363 International Financial Management
  • FI364 Investment Theories and Practices
  • FI461 Special Topics: Finance

Typical Course Sequence for Finance Majors

Freshman Year:

Conversatio I Conversatio II
Freshman English (or Science) Freshman English (or Science)
Language Language
Microeconomics Macroeconomics


Sophomore Year:

Finance majors take Business Statistics, Financial Accounting and Financial Management. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major.

Junior Year:
Finance majors take Investments, Money and Banking and one or two finance electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is an option for this year.

Senior Year:

Finance majors will complete their finance electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).