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Financial Services

Accomplished Financial Services faculty enrich your classroom learning with their decades of real-world experience and success in the field.

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Program Overview

Financial Services at Bryant

Our program combines accounting, investments, risk management, marketing and selling, institutions and markets, and law to provide you a purposeful, interdisciplinary, and hands-on education. You will be well prepared to launch your career and to succeed in prestigious post-graduate programs.

Program Features

  • Participate in a distinctive real-world learning experience managing the $1.2 million Archway Investment Fund.
  • Engage with a vast alumni network of industry leaders through Bryant’s Wall Street Council.
  • Work with a trading system used by some of the world’s largest financial organizations.
  • Prepare through program coursework to take the Certified Financial Planner exam right after graduation.

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
Joshua Velez

Joshua Velez '17

Major:
  • Financial Services
Complementary Minor:
  • Legal Studies

A major in finance complemented with a minor in legal studies is preparing this already accomplished student for a career in the commercial real estate industry.

Hometown: Andover, MA

More Than a Major

  • Clubs
  • Leadership
  • Internships

A Connected Community

Alexander Bronk

Alexander Bronk '17

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Ann Marie Habershaw

Ann Marie Habershaw '84

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Ashley Nesmith

Ashley Nesmith '17

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The Bryant Difference

College Factual ranking
No. 11
College Factual/USA Today 2017 rank our Finance program No. 11 in the country, with resources and opportunities that put it in the top 1% of the country's most-focused programs.
Graduation Cap
99%
Percentage of the Class of 2016 graduates who were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of commencement.
$57,000 Salary
$57,000 Salary
Median starting salary of Bryant’s Class of 2016 graduates

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of our Financial Services program are highly sought after by commercial, nonprofit, and government organizations and bring their globally-influenced philosophy to prestigious graduate programs.

  • BAW Systems
  • Boston College
  • Citizens Bank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Delhaize America
  • EMC
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Georgetown University
  • 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 Financial Services and Finance alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Financial Services or Finance internship, available in a variety of industries, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities from 100+ prestigious firms at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Bryant Finance Association
    • Women in Finance

Service

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

International

    • Sophomore International Experience
    • Study abroad during your junior year

Research

    • Archway Investment Fund
    • Present original research at annual Research and Engagement Day
Professor Ascioglu

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, and a financial planner and wealth consultant in industry and private practice. Among them is:

N. ASLI ASCIOGLU, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

Coordinator, Archway Investment Fund program