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Today, more than ever before, individuals and institutions alike have money on their minds, and need finance professionals to help them make sound business decisions.

Fundamentally, working in finance is about managing money. In an economic landscape that can fluctuate by the minute, finance professionals with a solid understanding of how money is raised and invested, and who can make smart and ethical decisions, are in high demand. Emmanuel's Finance major provides you with a well-rounded foundation in financial accounting, money and financial markets, personal finance, corporate finance, portfolio management, investments and financial management.

A First-Class Experience

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School of Business & Management Opens Finance & Analytics Lab

Workstations equipped with industry-leading software applications allow expanded hands-on learning opportunities for students in economics, finance, accounting, data analytics and marketing.

Meet the Faculty

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The Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.S. in Finance

  • MGMT1101 Introduction to Business
  • ACCT1201 Financial Accounting (QA) (QR) 
  • ACCT 2201 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON1103 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • ECON1101 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • MATH1121 Applied Mathematics for Management (QA) (QR)
  • MATH1118 Introduction to Statistics with R (QA) (QR)
  • ECON3101 International Economy
  • ECON3103/FINAN3103 International Economics and Finance 
  • ECON3105/FINAN3105 Money and Financial Markets
  • FINAN3356 Applied Corporate Finance
  • FINAN3496 Finance Internship
  • FINAN4366 Advanced Behavioral Finance

Electives (choose 3 of the following, of which two must be above the 3000 level)

  • FINAN4303 Financial Modeling 
  • FINAN3366 Portfolio Management
  • MGMT3105 Investments
  • ECON3109/FINAN3109 Public Finance
  • ACCT2206 Cost Accounting
  • MGMT2111 Personal Finance
  • MGMT2310 Business Analytics 
  • MKTG2500 Consumer Behavior
  • ECON3115 Economics and the Environment
  • ECON2203/ FINAN2203 Economic Development (SA) (SS)

Corporate Finance Concentration

  • MGMT3105 Investments 
  • FINAN4303 Financial Modeling 
  • ACCT2206 Cost Accounting
  • MGMT2310 Business Analytics

Financial Planning Concentration

  • MKTG2500 Consumer Behavior
  • MGMT2111 Personal Finance 
  • FINAN3366 Portfolio Management 
  • ECON3109/FINAN3109 Public Finance

Sustainable Finance Concentration 

  • MGMT3105 Investments 
  • FINAN3366 Portfolio Management 
  • ECON3115 Economics and the Environment 
  • ECON2203/FINAN2203 Economic Development (SA) (SS)

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

  1. ACCT1201 Financial Accounting (QA) (QR)
  2. ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS) 
  3. ECON3105/FINAN3105 Money and Financial Markets
  4. FINAN3356 Applied Corporate Finance
  5. Choose one elective from:
    FINAN3366 Portfolio Management
    MGMT2111 Personal Finance (QA)(QR) 
    MGMT3105 Investments

Note:All ACCT, ECON, FINAN, MGMT and MKTG majors must complete MATH 1118 (Statistics with R) as a part of their major requirements. Students from other majors may need to complete this additional class in order to complete the minor

At the completion of the Finance major, students will:

1. Demonstrate critical thinking using financial analysis, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

2. Communicate effectively: in written, oral and graphical formats, using concepts and analytical tools.

3. Develop lifelong learning skills, including how to locate and use primary data, how to understand and evaluate current events and new ideas.

Specific learning goals for the Corporate Finance concentration include:

4. Develop an understanding of ethical and professional standards in the field of Finance.

5. Master quantitative methods that enable students to analyze and model financial data.

6. Assess the impact of the larger economic environment on financial decision-making.

7. Utilize financial reporting to analyze the financial health of a company.

8. Assess the use of financial instruments including equity investments, fixed income and derivatives.

Specific learning goals for the Financial Planning concentration include:

4. Develop the ability to assess individual financial status and needs.

5. Manage financial risk and evaluate insurance.

6. Evaluate individual benefits, investments and taxes.

7. Develop strategies for retirement, estate and education planning.

8. Evaluate risks associated with business ownership and succession planning.

Specific learning goals for the Sustainable Finance concentration include:

4. Describe, understand, and discuss current developments and trends in the area of sustainable finance

5. Distinguish between different types of sustainable finance products and relevant eligibility criteria

6. Discuss opportunities, challenges, and enabling conditions for countries to benefit from growing sustainable investment opportunities

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Along with areas of knowledge and major requirements, you will cultivate essential values in the classroom and complete two courses in each area:

  • Social Justice (SJ): Develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation to participate beneficially in activities of personal and public concern.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism (DM): Understand the complexity of identity the historical truths of different cultural perspectives to address bias and examine contemporary social issues. 

One hundred percent of Emmanuel students complete an internship as part of the core curriculum. In a city as dynamic as Boston, your options are bound only by the limits of your curiosity.

Students from the School of Business & Management intern at all Big 4 accounting agencies, major financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, and creative agencies and cultural organizations such as Hill Holliday and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In all majors, the Capstone Experience involves completing a significant piece of work that requires the integration and application of learning from multiple courses.

For students in the School of Business & Management, capstone courses blend theory and practice, with experiences ranging from live case consulting, research and analysis on current industry topics, the assessment of company performance and strategy and thesis presentations.