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Finance Program Overview

Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance is a four-year undergraduate degree designed to give students hands-on experience and skills in financial concepts and business practices.

Under the guidance of experienced faculty, finance majors learn how to implement the practical tools and techniques used by financial professionals in a variety of settings, from securities and markets to public policy and global economics.

Positioning students to begin their careers or pursue advanced credentials after graduation, Manhattanville’s finance degrees include credit-earning internship opportunities and ways to connect with local and international employers through networking functions and special projects.

Learn the fundamentals of finance that set you up for success in various areas of the field in a setting a short distance away from the international economic hub, New York City. 

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Finance majors take required major courses, electives, general education courses, and complete a senior seminar. The balanced and flexible curriculum can be tailored to the student’s choice of electives in various areas of the field.

The bachelor’s in finance degree includes at least 120 credits in undergraduate requirements. The BS in Finance can be completed in four years. 

  • The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance program requires 60 liberal arts credits, allowing students to take more advanced and high-level courses in their area of interest or specialization

Review degree requirements for the finance degree programs and general requirements for the bachelor of science and arts degree programs.


Finance Major Courses
Students in the undergraduate finance program take courses in economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative methods. You may take courses in subjects such as:

  • Economic Statistics
  • Macroeconomic/Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics of Competitive Strategy
  • Money and Banking
  • Investment Analysis


Senior Seminar
Manhattanville finance majors participate in a Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year. In a collaborative course, you’ll use the financial and quantitative skills you’ve learned to work on and research a project topic under the guidance of the finance program faculty.

Completing an original thesis and discussing your research findings and conclusions ensures you graduate from the BS in Finance degree program with project-based experience.

Students seeking advanced careers in financial planning, investment management, education, or public policy may be interested in pursuing our master’s in finance degree program following their bachelor’s. Offered in an evening weeknight format, the MS in Finance enables working professionals to attain graduate credentials within 21 months outside of work hours.

Undergraduate finance students can follow Manhattanville’s 4+1 Accelerated BS in Finance + MS in Finance program to get a head start on earning master’s credits and complete two finance degrees in just five years.

Manhattanville’s finance degree program prepares students for a diverse range of career pathways, from accounting and auditing to founding a non-profit organization. Whether your dream career path requires further graduate study, work experience, or specialized training, or you’re excited to begin your career path as a financial, budget, or management analyst, finance majors can excel in public and private settings.

A well-rounded finance education, including corporate and global finance, competitive strategy, and more, lays the foundation for various consulting, advising, or analytical positions. Financial analysts, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will see a 6% increase in roles between 2020 and 2030, whereas finance professionals at management levels are predicted to experience a 17% rate of job growth.

Division Chair

Robert Derrell 

Full-Time Faculty

Faculty Emerita

  • Jim Bryan
  • Anna Sachko Gandolfi
  • William Perkins


  • Carolyn Greaige, Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Faculty

  • Alan Anderson
  • Ernest Barone
  • Rinku Bhattacharya
  • Edwin Bowman
  • Robert Candee
  • Richard Cherry
  • Donald Genio
  • Paul Jakubek
  • Jean Mann
  • Alan Sadovnick
  • Michael Scimeca
  • Inger Stapleton
  • Audrey Tyson
  • Janet Walsh

With the assistance of the Center for Career Development and the College’s community connections, students can complete an internship for one to three credits counting toward their finance degree, gaining useful experience in the financial industry prior to graduation.  Review further details about academic internships.

Economic Freedom Institute
Founded by expert economics and finance faculty members, the Economic Freedom Institute is a forum offering finance majors the unique opportunity to discuss, exchange, and develop ideas surrounding applied economics with other scholarly institutions and corporate professionals. At EFI functions, students collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, from labor union officials to corporate executives, to advance a progressive vision of economic freedom.

Students majoring in finance can also add a second major or minor to their degree within the Finance, and Management areas of study. Tailor your degree to a specific pathway with a double major in management, for example. 



Whether you’re a first-time college student, transfer student, or international student, see complete admissions requirements and details. Manhattanville University has rolling admissions, so take the next step anytime. Plan a visit to campus or connect with the Admissions team.

Manhattanville students manage the cost of their bachelor’s degree with scholarships, financial assistance, accelerated degree programs, and work-study opportunities. Review financial aid information to learn about how we can help you decide how to invest in your education.

Apply to the Bachelor’s in Finance Program at Manhattanville
Earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance degree at Manhattanville University can open and advance your career opportunities in a fast-paced and dynamic industry.

If you’re ready to get started on the path to a career in financial services, banking, education, and beyond, request more information from the undergraduate finance program. Or, apply today.