Finance Concentration

Essential Knowledge The role of people trained in finance is expanding rapidly within the business world. Changes on the financial scene, rising securities prices, fluctuating inflation and interest rates, and scarcity of capital have created an awareness that financial knowledge is essential to the effective management of business firms.

Ntsoaki Rampa, BSBA'17"Finance stood out to me as a complex and interesting field to study. I wanted to know what the stock market was, what it does, and why it is important. I was eager to understand the science of money."— Ntsoaki Rampa, BSBA'17

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Matt Loomes, BSBA'17"Whether it was a specific piece of knowledge that applied to a work project or a stronger grasp of the fundamentals of finance, my concentration classes greatly augmented by capabilities while on co-op and for post-graduation." — Matt Loomes, BSBA'17

Career Opportunities for Finance Students

Finance is the management and investment of money and other assets for business, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, governments and individuals. The finance concentration draws on accounting principles, economic theory, and quantitative methods to direct the way money is managed, acquired and distributed. Students learn how economic systems operate and how money markets work within economic systems. They also learn to analyze economic trends and indications and to examine the movement and distribution of money.

Students may focus their studies in one or more of the following areas: corporate finance, investments and portfolio analysis, financial risk management, and real estate. The finance concentration prepares students for careers in financial management, security analysis, investment management, private equity, venture capital, financial consulting, risk management with corporations, insurance companies and other financial institutions.


Curriculum Details

Find the full set of program requirements for our BSBA/Finance and BSIB/Finance degrees, including sample plans of study and co-op requirements, in Northeastern's 2016-17 Course Catalog. Upperclassmen: You should consult previous catalogs and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

Required Finance Concentration Courses Credits
FINA 3301 — Corporate Finance
  Or FINA 3303 — Investments
Complete 12 Credits in Finance Electives Credits
ENTR 3520 — Impact Investing and Social Finance
  Or FINA 2720 — Sustainability in the Business Environment
FINA 3301 — Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course) 4
FINA 3303 — Investments (if not selected as a required course) 4
FINA 4310 — Working Capital Management 4
FINA 4312 — Issues in Corporate Governance 4
FINA 4320 — International Financial Management 4
FINA 4410 — Valuation and Value Creation 4
FINA 4412 — Personal Financial Planning 4
FINA 4420 — Mergers and Acquisitions 4
FINA 4512 — Financial Risk Management 4
FINA 4514 — Investment Banking 4
FINA 4516 — Real Estate Finance 4
FINA 4518 — Risk Management and Insurance 4
FINA 4524 — Credit Analysis 4
FINA 4526 — Core Topics in Alternative Investments 4
FINA 4983 — Special Topics in Finance 4
FINA 4602 — Turnaround Management 4
FINA 4604 — Fixed-Income Securities 4
FINA 4608 — Advanced Financial Strategy 4
FINA 4610 — Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity 4