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.
Requirements for the Finance major: Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics (EC141 and EC142), Business Statistics (BU121), Financial Accounting (AC111), Money and Banking (EC243), Financial Management (FI261), Investments (FI262), and 3 Finance electives (any course with an FI prefix).
Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017
Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.
Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond
|Conversatio I||Conversatio II|
|Freshman English (or Science)||Freshman English (or Science)|
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 1 or 2 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 take their finance electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).