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Students majoring in Finance at Mercy College.

B.S. in Business Administration: Finance

Learn in one of the few trading room classrooms in the nation, which offers live Bloomberg technology and real-time market data.

If you want a career in finance, this is the program for you. The finance specialization has two tracks: 

Finance/Accounting Track: Prepares you for finance careers in business organizations and health care, government, and non-profit organizations.

The Finance/Economics Track: Prepares students for careers in the financial services industry.

Business Administration major studying finance.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may pursue careers in financial services, business, health care, government and non-profit organizations.

What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage

  • Work on real projects for real companies at the Strategic Consulting Institute
  • Wall Street live trading in the market
  • Learn in our trading room with Bloomberg Terminals
  • Student managed investment fund
  • Faculty and leadership team with real experience from Fortune 500 companies

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 CreditsECON 125, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core: 30 Credits
Specialization: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.


Business Administration Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Business with a specialization in Finance must complete:

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing



(Select four of the following six courses)

  • ECON 344 Money & Banking
  • FINC 330 Corporate Finance
  • FINC 345 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINC 346 Student Managed Investment Fund **
  • FINC 442 Investment Management
  • FINC 420 Financial Planning and Analysis


  • FINC 450 Applied Research Analysis in Finance (mandatory for specialization)
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone course - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above, or Accounting courses numbered 240 or above.

** A minimum GPA of 3.5 and Dean's authorization required.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internship. 

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in finance
  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a financial management decision