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.
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.
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.
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.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Run a real-money portfolio with the Student Managed Investment Fund
Track the market in real time in our finance lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals
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.MEET THE FINANCE FACULTY
IN THE NEWS
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
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Selected Places of Employment/Service
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Amica Mutual Insurance
Deloitte World Bank
Liberty Mutual Insurance
United States Air Force
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