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 students a well-rounded foundation in financial accounting, money and financial markets, personal finance, corporate finance, portfolio management, investments and financial management.

The city of Boston is home to one of those most storied and dynamic financial epicenters in the country, home to financial services giants such as Fidelity Investments, Liberty Mutual, MassMutual, John Hancock and JP Morgan. Boston is also the center of the emerging world of financial technology in the areas of payments, cryptotechnology, blockchain and more with game-changing companies such as Toast, EverTrue, Flywire and Circle.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for financial managers and related professions is predicted to grow at a much faster than average rate until 2028. Individuals skilled in risk management and cash management are expected to be in highest demand over the next decade. Massachusetts ranks in the top 5 for highest concentration of jobs and employment levels for finance-related careers.

Major Requirements

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.A. 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)
  • MATH1111 Calculus I (QA) (QR) or MATH1121 Applied Mathematics for Management (QA) (QR)
  • MATH1118 Introduction to Statistics with R (QA) (QR)
  • MGMT2301 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT3302 Operations Management
  • MGMT3305 Financial Management
  • ECON3101 International Economy
  • ECON3105 Money and Financial Markets
  • MGMT3105 Investments
  • FINAN3356 Applied Corporate Finance
  • FINAN3366 Portfolio Management
  • FINAN3496 Finance Internship
  • FINAN4303 Financial Modeling

Minor Requirements

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Requirements for non-management/accounting majors

  • 1. MGMT1101 Introduction to Business
  • 2. ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • 3. ACCT1201 Financial Accounting (QA) (QR) 
  • 4. ECON3105 Money and Financial Markets

5. Choose one elective from:

  • MGMT3305 Financial Management
  • MGMT3105 Investments
  • MGMT2111 Personal Finance (QA) (QR)

Learning Goals & Outcomes

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

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