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  • B.S. in Business Administration: Finance

    Prepare for a successful future in finance
    Learn in one of the few trading room classrooms in the nation, which offers live Bloomberg technology and real-time market data.
    Degree:
    B.S.
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan & Yorktown Heights
    Credits:
    120

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Business Administration: Finance B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 125, 210, 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 27 Credits
Specialization 18 Credits
Open Electives 15 Credits
Total 120 Credits

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

Business Administration Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • 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

Specialization*

(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

and

  • 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. 

Academic Program Sequence Map
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
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.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
I work full time. I have many responsibilities, family among them. How can I earn a degree?
By taking advantage of Mercy College's "B & C Terms" or enrolling online. B & C Terms are two eight-week terms that run during a semester. Classes are twice a week. Usually Monday - Wednesday and Tuesday -Thursday. (5:50-8:20pm & 8:30-11pm.) You can be a fulltime student by taking two courses in the B term and two courses in the C term.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
What if I need help in registering and selecting classes?
You may call the undergraduate School of Business office at 914-674-7479 to set up an appointment for advisement.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business
Li Yong Chair, Undergraduate Business

Business Administration: Finance Overview

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: Finance FAQS

I work full time. I have many responsibilities, family among them. How can I earn a degree?
By taking advantage of Mercy College's "B & C Terms" or enrolling online. B & C Terms are two eight-week terms that run during a semester. Classes are twice a week. Usually Monday - Wednesday and Tuesday -Thursday. (5:50-8:20pm & 8:30-11pm.) You can be a fulltime student by taking two courses in the B term and two courses in the C term.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
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Business Administration: Finance Fast Facts

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

Career Opportunities

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

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