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Finance at Providence College

Our finance degree program covers the traditional areas of finance — corporate financial management, investment analysis, and financial institutions and markets. But it’s also built on a firm liberal arts foundation and reinforced by a values-based philosophy. This allows our students to learn how to tackle complex financial challenges with high professional and ethical standards and a broad-based perspective — giving them a clear, competitive advantage with employers seeking talent that can excel in today’s multifaceted business environment.


Edward Szado, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Ryan Center for Business Studies 267

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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 offers a fast-track option, which provides the opportunity to complete the required courses at a faster pace and enroll in higher-level finance courses sooner, which may result in students being better prepared for careers in commercial banking/credit risk analysis, investment/wealth management, and corporate treasury management. Students with acceptable scores in AP calculus, AP statistics, and AP economics, and SAT (math) scores above 600 are strongly encouraged to apply for this track.

Professional Tracks:
Students who wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) can pursue these options at the undergraduate level through certificate tracks augmented by co-curricular activities.

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Finance Minor

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

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additional information about finance


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Run a real-money portfolio with the Student Managed Investment Fund

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Track the market in real time in our finance lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals

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Join the Student-Led Asset Management (SLAM) club to invest across a range of asset classes


About 20 accomplished individuals make up our faculty, bringing to our students a wealth of expertise and insight. Our faculty hold doctoral degrees from highly regarded universities such as the University of Georgia, the University of Texas, the University of South Florida, Syracuse University, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, and advanced degrees from universities that include Harvard University, McGill University, and Fordham University.

They have worked or consulted for a range of corporations, non-profits, and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the World Bank, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the CFA Institute, the CAIA Association, Fitch Ratings, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup. Their work is published in a wide variety of high-quality peer reviewed journals.




The Providence College School of Business, home to the Department of Finance, is one of just 30% of U.S. business schools accredited by AACSB International. It’s also listed by Poets and Quants as being among the top undergraduate business schools in the nation. What’s more, nearly every PCSB graduate participates in at least one internship at esteemed organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Fidelity, and other national and regional companies, positioning them well for post-graduate success.


of 2018-2022 graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school


are employed only


are attending school only


are employed and attending school

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

Selected Places of Employment/Service

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Amica Mutual Insurance
Bain Capital
College Board
CVS Health
Dell EMC
Deloitte World Bank
Deutsche Bank
DraftKings, Inc.
Fidelity Investments
Goldman Sachs
John Hancock

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Merrill Edge
Merrill Lynch
Prudential Financial
Schneider Electric
Sensata Technologies
United Healthcare
United States Air Force
Wells Fargo

Selected Graduate Schools

Arizona State University
Bentley University
Duke University
Fairfield University
Le Cordon Bleu Paris
New York Law school
New York University
Northeastern University
Providence College
Rutgers University
Saint John’s University
Saint Joseph’s University
Seton Hall University
Southern Methodist University
Suffolk Law
Tulane University Law School
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre dame
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University