Providence College School of Business finance classes cover traditional areas of finance — corporate finance, investments, risk management, and financial markets and institutions – with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. But the program, built on a firm liberal arts foundation and reinforced by a values-based philosophy, is anything but traditional. Our students learn how to tackle complex financial challenges supported high professional and ethical standards, a broad-based perspective, and sophisticated technical tools and data. They also gain the practical, out-of-classroom experience that gives them a clear competitive advantage with employers.

Bachelor of Science in Finance

The bachelor of science in finance exposes students to the traditional areas of study within the discipline of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions.

The Department of Finance also offers many specialized electives to explore a wide range of interests. For students who want to focus on a specific area – quantitative finance, financial analyst, treasury management, or risk management – there are suggested courses detailed on the finance courses and tracks page.

View finance degree requirements and current course descriptions.

Finance Minor

Students may also choose to complement another program of study with a minor in finance, with the approval of the finance department chair and completion of six required finance courses and one finance electives.

Required Courses:

  • ECN 101 – Principles of Economics: Micro
  • ECN 102 – Principles of Economics: Macro
  • ACC 203 – Financial Accounting
  • FIN 207 – Managerial Finance I
  • FIN 218 – Financial Markets and Institutions (prerequisite FIN 207)
  • FIN 317 – Investments (prerequisite FIN 218)

Finance Elective (select one from):

  • FIN 211 – Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 308 – Managerial Finance II
  • FIN 320 – Insurance and Risk Management
  • FIN 417 – Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN 419 – International Finance
  • FIN 420 – Corporate Treasury Management
  • FIN 422- Commercial Credit Risk Analysis
  • FIN 440 – Options and Futures
  • FIN 445 – Portfolio Management
  • FIN 475 – Financial Modeling
  • Other 400 level finance courses, excluding FIN 450 – Finance Internship or FIN 490 – Independent Study in Finance

View finance minor requirements and current course descriptions.