Finance Degree Program
(BS Management Major)

Finance Degree Program

The dynamic world of global finance presents challenging career opportunities to the qualified college graduate, including venture capital, corporate finance, banking, consulting or the financial markets. Students can focus on entrepreneurial finance, corporate finance, financial institutions, investments and real estate. The focused curriculum blends current trends in the real world and advancements in technology with financial theory and internship experiences.

Finance students complete the core curriculum in business (39 units) that is taken by all business students.  The core curriculum insures that all business majors have a solid understanding of the totality of the business enterprise.  The Finance major then consists of upper division courses in corporate finance and financial modeling, plus electives such as investments, international finance, financial institutions, entrepreneurial finance, and derivatives that total 30 units.  The Finance program concludes with an internship.  The program can be completed in four years of study.

The Finance major introduces students to relevant and significant financial theories, highlights their applicability in the real world, demonstrates how various types of financial markets and institutions operate, and familiarizes students with best practices in the financial world. Students are trained to develop practice-oriented quantitative skills requiring knowledge of Excel, familiarity with multiple sources of financial data, and presentation of quantitative data in an understandable format. Desired learning outcomes for finance major students are:

An important component of finance major students’ education at Menlo College is an internship experience with a firm in the corporate or the financial services sector. The internship program enables students   to apply their knowledge obtained in the classroom to real-life situations and discover the implications of financial decisions in the real world.


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