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Finance Degree Program

(Finance Major, BS in Business)

The dynamic world of global finance presents challenging career opportunities to the qualified college graduate. These opportunities include careers in financial services, venture capital, corporate finance, banking, consulting and other careers in financial markets. In preparation for these careers, students can focus on entrepreneurial finance, corporate finance, banking & financial institutions, investments and real estate. The focused curriculum at Menlo College blends current trends in the real world of finance and advancements in technology with financial theory and internship experiences.

Finance students complete the core curriculum in business (39 units) that is taken by all business students. The core curriculum insures that all business majors have a solid understanding of the totality of the business enterprise. The Finance major (24 units) consists of mandatory upper division courses in corporate finance and financial modeling (6 units), plus 12 units of electives such as investments, student investment fund, international finance, money and banking, financial institutions, entrepreneurial finance, real estate finance, risk management, and, finally, an important component of finance major students’ education at Menlo College is 6 units of internship experience with a firm in the corporate or the financial services sector. The internship program enables students to apply their knowledge obtained in the classroom to real-life situations and discover the implications of financial decisions in the real world.

The Finance major introduces students to relevant and significant financial theories, highlights their applicability in the real world, demonstrates how various types of financial markets and institutions operate, and familiarizes students with best practices in the financial world.

Students are trained to develop (a) practice-oriented quantitative skills requiring knowledge of Excel, (b) familiarity with multiple sources of financial data, and (c) the ability to present quantitative data in an understandable format. Desired learning outcomes for finance major students are:

Disclaimer: Median salary information is based on sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other agencies. Menlo College makes no claims or promises about graduate salaries as these may vary.

Degree requirements

Finance Degree Program requirements (PDF)


Soumendra De
Dima Leshchinskii
Manish Tewari


Menlo College