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. 12 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. 12 in the country, with resources and opportunities that put it in the top 1% of the country's most-focused programs. 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. Bryant is a participant in the prestigious CFA Institute Universitiy Affiliation Program.
Top students undertake a two-course program managing the Archway Investment Fund, a real-world portfolio of nearly $1.4 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.
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The Archway Investment Fund legacy continues through successful faculty and alumni who pay it forward as mentors.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.