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.
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.
- 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