FinanceBachelor of Science

“The close-knit community at the University of New Haven really fit me and my personality,” said Robert Petrillo ’17, a financial analyst at The Hartford. “In my classes, I was able to get that one-on-one time with my professors and build a strong relationship with them, which enhanced my learning experience.”

Our Finance Degree Will Prepare You for Wall Street

Finance is at the heart of what is transforming the world, and finance professionals are in high demand. Their salaries are excellent because they are the ones who understand how money is best earned, invested, and reinvested – and complex system that guides this process.

As a finance major at the University of New Haven, you will learn to be a skillful money manager with a deep understanding of the system, its inner workings, and the impact it has on the economy. You'll do this by having access to industry-standard finance data sets and tools, preparing you to earn an internship and to have your pick of potential career opportunities.

Through the Finance degree, you will:

  • Study a wide range of domestic and international issues, including financial trends in modern society
  • Relate theory to real-world problems
  • Study all aspects of business, from human resources to marketing
  • Complete financial reports based on theory, facts, and analysis, just as a chief financial officer would
  • Develop your skills in our cutting-edge Bergami Learning Center for Finance and Technology
  • Have access to a broad range of industry-leading data sets and tools
  • Be encouraged to double major in accounting, economics or marketing
  • Pick stocks and manage money through a student-run portfolio
  • Participate in stock trading, investment reporting, and financial analysis competitions against other schools
  • Prepare to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) examinations with access to CFA review courses and faculty support throughout the preparation process
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your finance degree. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.

$100K

Actuary

15% Growth 2017-2027

$90K

Personal Financial Advisor

28% Growth 2017-2027

$80K

Financial Analyst

11% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Finance degree Courses and Programs
  • Investment Analysis and Management

    An analysis of the determinants of valuation for common stocks, preferred stocks, bonds, convertible bonds and preferred stock, stock warrants, and puts and calls. Emphasis will be placed on the analytic techniques of security analysis, portfolio analysis, and portfolio selection.

  • Financing a New Business

    This course covers the financing requirements for a new business start-up. Students will learn the process of evaluating a venture and structuring the deal for raising money to finance the business.

  • International Finance

    An introduction to the theory and determination of foreign exchange rates, mechanisms of adjustment to balance of payments disturbance, fixed vs. flexible exchange rates. The international reserve supply mechanism and proposals for reform of the international monetary system.

  • Corporate Financial Management

    A comprehensive analysis of the structure of optimal decisions relative to the functional areas of corporate financial decision making. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the applications and limitations of decision models for the investment, financing, and dividend decisions of the corporation. Topics include firm valuation, capital budgeting, risk analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, and working capital management.

  • Full List of Courses for Finance

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Finance, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Finance, B.S.

    Finance Minor (Business program majors only)

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University of New Haven Part of Prestigious CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The University of New Haven is part of the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program, which positions students to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, the world’s most respected and recognized investment credential. The CFA Institute® University Affiliation signals that the University’s curriculum is aligned with accepted professional practices and that it fully prepares students to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.

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