Finance

Learn finance from faculty who bring impactful experience working for government, private, and international finance firms to the classroom. Offered as a major and minor.

Professor Ascioglu with students

Program Overview

Our program, ranked No. 3 by College Factual and a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, prepares proactive, values-driven finance professionals. You’ll train using the latest tools of the industry.

  • Participate in a distinctive real-world learning experience managing equity and fixed-income portfolios in the student-run $2.1-million Archway Investment Fund. The Equity Fund is $1.5 million and the Fixed Income Fund is valued at $600,000.
  • Earn a Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate and prepare for Series 7, CFA Level 1, and Risk Management Association Credit Essentials exams.
  • Access real-time news and data transferred by live feeds through FactSet and our Bloomberg terminals, financial trading systems used by some of the largest financial organizations in the world, available on the University’s simulated trading floor, the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center.
  • Specialize your finance coursework in banking, corporate finance, international finance, or investments.
  • Engage with the Bryant Wall Street Council, a network of high-powered alumni, parents, and friends of Bryant who are leaders in the field.

Offered as

Major | Minor

College

College of Business

Department

Department of Finance

More Information

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CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • Our nationally acclaimed business foundation cultivates innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities through real-world projects that develop leadership skills.
  • Your liberal arts minor will be a competitive advantage, enriching an immersive education that integrates analytical and critical thinking.
  • Whether you begin your career or pursue grad school after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.
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THE BRYANT DIFFERENCE

College Factual - 2020 Badge - Most Focused - Top 1% - Finance

No. 3

College Factual 2020 ranks our Finance program No. 3 in the country, with resources and opportunities that put it in the top 1% of the country's "most-focused" programs.

92% Agree

Of Bryant’s class of 2019, 94% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.

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No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

WHERE OUR STUDENTS GO

Bryant's Finance graduates are making a difference in business, nonprofit, and government organizations and bringing their globally-influenced philosophy to prestigious graduate programs.

Aetna
Apple
BAE SYSTEMS
Blackrock
Cambridge Associates
CITIZENS BANK
Dell EMC
Deloitte
EY
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS
Freedom National Bank
Goldman Sachs
John Hancock Investments
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lisanti Capital Growth
Merrill Lynch
Oracle
PWC
Raytheon
Seattle Mariners
TEXTRON
State Street Corporation
UBS Wealth Management
United States Navy
Washington Trust
BOSTON COLLEGE
BRYANT UNIVERSITY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Harvard University
JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
WAKE FOREST SCHOOL OF LAW

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Finance alumni to explore different paths.
  • Industry partnerships enable unique opportunities to obtain professional experience and designations. Partnerships include: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP designation); Certified Financial Analyst Society (CFA designation); SPARK Institute; University Partnership with Rhode Island Bankers’ Association; and University Partnership with Bloomberg.
  • Secure a Finance internship, available in a variety of industries, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from more than 400 organizations.
  • Attend professional conferences, including the International G.A.M.E. Forum, a conference featuring a global investments competiton in which Bryant has placed first, and hear from leading industrial experts.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bryant Finance Association
  • Smart Women in Finance
  • Financial Inclusion Society
  • Collegiate DECA

SERVICE

  • Enactus
  • Community Activism and Leadership Organization
  • Special Olympics
  • Community Leadership Rhode Island

INTERNATIONAL

  • Sophomore International Experience

RESEARCH

  • Archway Investment Fund
  • National Financial Plan Competition
  • Present original research at annual Research and Engagement Day

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our esteemed faculty includes a financial economist previously with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C., a former vice president of two private banks, a former senior finance officer for multinational firms in Chile, a financial planner and wealth consultant in industry and private practice, and a former hedge fund chief investment officer. Among them is:

N. ASLI ASCIOGLU, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Finance