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School of Business

Finance Concentration

Raise the bar for your future with our Finance program.

Mount Ida’s Finance program is a concentration in our innovative Business Administration major. Building on our strong core business classes, the finance concentration offers a range of courses in the fundamentals of the industry’s tools, techniques, and business practices.

Preparation for the real world.

Students may also take advantage of the Mount Ida 4+1 program to earn their master’s degree in just one additional year. Potential minors that may pair well with the program include Professional Writing, Legal Studies, and others.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Finance Concentration in the Business Administration degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 57 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 12 credits- Concentration Electives
  • 36 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 15 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • BA 330- Fundamentals of Investment
  • BA 334- Money and Capital Markets
  • BA 406- Advanced Corporate Finance
  • BA 201- Business Law
  • BA 327- Global Business

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Business Administration faculty directory.

Photo of Liang Tang
Faculty Spotlight

Liang Tang

Associate Professor

Professor Liang Tang finds the globalization of financial markets and technological financial innovations as the most exciting aspects of his field. He has served as a Senior Associate at State Street Corporation in Boston and at Fleet Boston Financial Group (now Bank of America) as a Senior Quantitative and Analytics Consultant. His higher education experience includes Associate Professor of Finance at Bridgewater State College and Assistant Professor of Finance at Elizabethtown College. Tang was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of ...

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Life after Graduation.

Our graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance concentration will be prepared for a wide range of entry-level finance jobs, leading to a variety of careers, including:

  • Business analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Bond analysts
  • Loan officers
  • Investment banking associates

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

The Finance Concentration helps students understand all aspects of the financial services industry, and introduces students to the career opportunities available in financial services and wealth management. It blends academic courses with exercises and experiences in practical application.
Susan Wheeler

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Business Administration in the School of Business