Secure Your Career’s Most Valuable Asset With A Degree In Finance
Finance professionals are experts in the science of money management. These detail-oriented problem-solvers analyze the impact of market trends and management decisions on their clients’ investment returns.
There is a growing demand for finance professionals at both the personal and corporate levels who can predict market fluctuations, assess risk levels and allocate scarce resources while increasing value for stockholders.
Develop the strategies you need to manage financial operations with our finance program. Learn how the financial decisions made by firms shape both individual organizations and global economies. Through the finance program’s combination of comprehensive curriculum, case studies, and experiential learning opportunities, you will be able to:
- Evaluate and manage the potential risks and rewards of financial decisions
- Develop strategies to achieve personal and corporate financial goals
- Analyze financial information and competing opportunities to maximize value
- Make market forecasts
- Analyze securities
The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute has provided important recognition to the Finance program of the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University by admitting the program to the CFA’s University Affiliation program. The University Affiliate program recognizes academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curricula. This recognition provides important validation for the Feliciano School’s current and prospective students and employers that the finance programs are aligned with the prestigious CFA program and provide an excellent foundation for future achievements in the field of finance.
In order to attain this recognition, the Feliciano School of Business revised their existing curriculum and added an additional course to prepare students for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Exam. The course of study is organized into three levels and each level requires passing a six-hour exam.
Upon graduation Feliciano students take level 1 of the exam. Levels 2 and 3 cannot be taken until a certain level of experience is achieved and the candidate must be sponsored by the company of employment. After passing level 2 and 3 exams, they will achieve the highest designation in the investment management profession – the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Connect with the business community
Our academic offerings are complemented by a host of experiential learning opportunities such as field trips, guest lectures, internships, membership in the Financial Management & Economics Society and international trips. Students have gained practical experience through internships with companies including:
- Merrill Lynch
- TD Bank
- NASDAQ OMX Group
- The Washington Center
- Drug Enforcement Agency
Business graduates with finance concentrations have been recently hired by companies including:
- Merrill Lynch
- New York Life
- Lincoln Financial Advisors
- Northwestern Mutual
- JP Morgan Chase
- First Fidelity
Dr. Ronald Strauss
Chair - Department of Accounting & Finance