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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.

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Program Overview

Finance at Bryant

Our program, ranked No. 12 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.  

Program Features

  • Participate in a distinctive real-world learning experience managing the student-run $1.5-million Archway Investment Fund.
  • Earn a Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate and prepare for Series 7, CFA Level 1, and Risk Management Association Credit Essentials exams.
  • Engage with the Bryant Wall Street Council, a network of high-powered alumni, parents, and friends of Bryant who are leaders in the field.
  • Our C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center uses live feeds from FactSet and Bloomberg – trading systems used by some of the largest financial organizations in the world.
  • Specialize your finance coursework in banking, corporate finance, international finance or investments.

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.

 

A Bryant Education
Pallak Bhandari ’18

Pallak Bhandari '18

Major:
  • International Business
  • Concentrations in Accounting and Finance
Complementary Minor:
  • Biology

After graduation, she joins PwC as an Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics associate.

Hometown: Chandigarh, India

More Than a Major

  • Academic Competitions
  • Internships
  • Honors Program

A Connected Community

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The Bryant Difference

College Factual ranking
No. 12
College Factual 2019 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.
94% Agree
94% Agree
Of Bryant’s class of 2017, 94% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
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No. 10
U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 10 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.

  • BAE Systems
  • Boston College
  • Bryant University
  • Citizens Bank
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Credit Suisse
  • Delhaize America
  • EMC
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Nomura Securities
  • PwC
  • Textron
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Wake Forest University School of Law

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Finance alumni to explore different paths.
  • 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 G.A.M.E. forum, in which Bryant has placed first, and hear from leading industrial experts.

Clubs/Organizations

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

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
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Inspiring Faculty

Our esteemed faculty include award-winning educators and mentors who have had success in the fields they teach and in research. They include a former senior financial economist with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a former vice president of two banks, a former senior finance officer for multinational firms in Chile, and a financial planner and wealth consultant in industry and private practice. Among them is:

PETER J. NIGRO, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Finance