Finance, B.B.A.

Murray Koppelman School of Business

Program Overview

As a finance major, you will obtain powerful, real-world experience, including hands-on work with Bloomberg terminals used by Wall Street and a student-managed hedge fund, where you’ll learn how to manage a portfolio of stocks under the supervision of seasoned investment professionals.

Finance, B.B.A.

Where You'll Go

Your finance degree is one of the most valuable college degrees and can lead to high entry-level salaries. The B.B.A. degree program in finance prepares you for finance positions in mutual funds, securities firms, commercial and investment banks, brokerage firms, investment advisory services, and other financial institutions. It will also prepare you to enter the finance and treasury departments of nonfinance corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Description

This program prepares students for finance positions in mutual funds, securities firms, commercial and investment banks, brokerage firms, investment advisory services, and other financial institutions. Graduates with a finance degree may also choose to enter the finance and treasury departments of nonfinance corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies.

Major Requirements (62–64 Credits)

Business Core (44–46 credits)

Students must complete all of the following: Accounting 2001 and Accounting 3001 and Accounting 3201; Computer and Information Science 1050 or Computer and Information Science 1115; Business 2100 or Economics 2100; Business 2200 or Economics 2200; Business 3400 or Economics 3400; Mathematics 1006 or Mathematics 1021, or placement into Mathematics 10111012102612011206, or any Mathematics course numbered 2000 or higher; Mathematics 1231 (students who complete Mathematics 1201, 1206, or any Mathematics course numbered 2000 or higher are exempt from taking Mathematics 1231); Business 3430 or Computer and Information Science 2531; Business 3100; Business 3200; Finance 3310 [or Business 3310]; Philosophy 3314.

Required Finance Courses (9 credits)

Students must complete all of the following: Finance 3330 [or Business 3330]; Finance 4300W [or Business 4300W]; and Finance 3311 [or Business 3311].

Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete any three of the following: Finance 3340 or Business 3340; Finance 3377 or Business 3377; Finance 5001; Finance 3350; Finance 3380; Finance 3390; Finance 5310; Finance 5330; Finance 5350.

Additional Information

To declare a major in finance, students must have earned a minimum of 30 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater.

To graduate with a B.B.A. in finance, students:

  • must earn a C or better in ACCT 2001; ACCT 3001; ECON 2100 and ECON 2200; ECON 3400 or BUSN 3400, and MATH 1231;
  • must earn a grade of C or better in all courses starting with a finance prefix;
  • must not register in any advance or elective finance course without earning a grade of C or better in all prerequisites; and
  • may not take any course with a finance prefix more than two times (this includes INC, W, WN, WU, WF, and ABS grades).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Functional Knowledge

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Contact

Mina Glambosky

mglambosky@brooklyn.cuny.edu
718.951.5000 x5012
201 Whitehead Hall

Or contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
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Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the finance B.B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • BNY Mellon
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Citibank
  • Con Edison
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Reserve Bank of America
  • HSBC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • UBS

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