Technology is a relative latecomer to finance, but its disruptive impact is every bit as pronounced.
That’s why this is a great place to study finance. Stevens gives you the tools to succeed by bringing nearby Wall Street to the classroom, for both recruiting and real-world perspective, and courses effectively demonstrate how the leaders of tomorrow will need to think about technology in order to get ahead. Students in the Finance program develop the skills needed to pursue careers at financial institutions, in government or in the finance departments at large employers. Upon graduation, many students quickly find work as financial analysts, consultants and valuation analysts, among others.
The Stevens Finance major has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Universities with this recognition incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), making them well positioned to sit for the CFA exams.
It's hard to imagine a better location to study finance than Stevens. The Hoboken campus is a 10-minute train or ferry ride from Wall Street and its many financial companies. Recruiters are easily able to meet with an interview business students, and managers frequently visit to bring their real-world perspectives to classrooms and lectures, adding incredible depth to lessons that can't be experienced elsewhere. Wall Street's proximity to the campus also ensures that students who pursue a Finance major at Stevens graduate into a strong network of alumni at top companies in this space, who prize School of Business students for their technology savvy and industry knowledge. Furthermore, as part of the Finance major, students take a wealth of analytics and technology courses that encourage them to challenge conventional thinking and embrace data-driven solutions to new opportunities.
The finance curriculum not only focuses on the basics, from microeconomics to corporate finance, but also on the role technology has played in turning this industry on its head. Stevens also leverages strong connections at Fortune 500 companies in Manhattan and North Jersey to bring a practical perspective to finance theory — and to offer students access to internships and jobs at these top employers.
Courses in this major ensure students are prepared to meet growing market demand for professionals with financial and investment management skills.
FIN 510 (BT 325) Financial Statement Analysis
BT 425 Portfolio Management
BT 426 Equity Valuation
BT 440 Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
BT 442 Fixed Income Analysis
QF 103 Basic Financial Tools
QF 430 Intro to Derivatives
One finance elective
The practice core at Stevens is where you’ll apply the skills you’ve learned in real business simulations, culminating in the Stevens Innovation Expo. For your expo project, you'll work in teams to either pursue a startup business concept of your creation, or work with executives at a New York-area business on a real-world consulting project. It’s one of the strongest examples of learning by doing — a value emphasized by Stevens and the School of Business — and provides instant credibility for your résumé.
BT 301 Strategy
BT 372 Entrepreneurship
BT 411 Senior Design I
BT 401 Capital Structure and Strategy Audit
BT 412 Senior Design II
In addition to your core of major-specific courses, you'll complete a suite of courses to provide you with an understanding and appreciation for the business fundamentals, including entrepreneurship, operations, business law, information systems, international business, accounting, finance, marketing and management. These courses will help you develop critical thinking and presentation skills, and encourage you to apply your learning to solve complex business problems.
BT 244 Microeconomics
MIS 201 Fundamentals of Information Systems with Excel Lab
BT 100 Principles of Management
BT 200 Financial Accounting
BT 243 Macroeconomics
BT 215 Managerial Accounting
BT 321 Corporate Finance
BT 350 Marketing
BT 360 International Business
BT 330 Social Psychology & Organizational Behavior
EM 450 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
BT 413 Business Law
Two information systems courses
Two technology courses
The arts and sciences core is a distinguishing feature of a Stevens education, and will help you hone talents such as written and oral communication and teamwork, while gaining a broader perspective on the world around you through courses in literature, political science, history and the social sciences.
CAL 103 Freshman Writing
MA 117 Calculus I
PEP 123 Physics for B&T I
CAL 105 CAL Colloquium
MA 119 Multivariable Calculus & Finite Math
PEP 124 Physics for B&T II, or CH 115 Chemistry I, or CH 281 Biology I
CS 105 Intro to Scientific Computing, or CS 115 Intro to Computer Science
BT 221 Statistics
BT 223 Applied Models and Simulation
Two humanities courses