Finance

Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 14 in the country by College Factual, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.

Finance at Bryant

Finance – the art and science of managing money – is about making decisions that add value to corporations and individuals. As a discipline, finance also includes investment management for individuals and institutions, as well as the management of financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies.

College Factual ranks our finance program No. 14 in the country. Undergraduates may select concentrations in Finance or Financial Services. A Finance minor also is available. MBA students may choose to specialize in Global Finance. The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center supports students' coursework.

Top students undertake a two-course program managing the Archway Investment Fund, a real-world portfolio of nearly $1 million.

The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center

We aim to provide finance education that is current with finance practice. Our C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center (FMC) provides an all-encompassing educational experience in which students are immersed in a state-of-the-art financial markets environment. Studens can observe the flow of financial information in real-time, using real-world economic, financial, accounting and information technologies to solve problems and answer questions.

Connor Norat '15: Hands-on investment experience pays dividends

His Archway Investment Fund course work and experiences with the Bryant Finance Association and Bryant Ventures land him a position with EMC.

Professor Nigro's financial expertise highly regarded by national media

He has the ear of leading business and finance publications when it comes to perspective on issues involving saving, credit risk, and fair lending.

Real-world experience of Archway Investment Fund opens doors, young alumni say

The program offered "the single most impactful experience I had while at Bryant," one panelist says. "It was a huge differentiator when interviewing."

Concentration in Finance

Finance appeals to students with an analytical mind and quantitative orientation. Courses focus on corporate financial management, investments and capital markets, and financial institutions. The globalization of business activities and availability of capital from sources around the world are a major focus in all advanced finance courses.

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Concentration in Financial Services

Over the past decade, financial services has emerged as a distinct field of study. with a focus on investments, financial institutions and markets, risk management and insurance, and individual taxation. Graduates are prepared for careers in retail securities brokerage, financial planning, real estate investment management, insurance, and financial institutions management.

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The faculty

The department's faculty members disseminate knowledge through teaching, publications, conference presentations, and engagement with private and public organizations and groups. As dedicated teachers, they work closely with students in collaborative research, by supervising internships, or advising them about graduate school and careers.

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