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About the Finance Department

The Finance specialization prepares individuals for careers in the financial management of businesses, government and non-profit organizations. It provides students with specific skills in finance complementing a broad business competency.

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These programs focus on traditional fundamentals of financial management and contemporary financial thought. The required prior knowledge of finance, accounting, and quantitative methods will be used in problem sets, case studies, and throughout the core and specialty courses in the finance program. Students examine best practices for an economy based on information technology and intellectual property in addition to traditional tangible assets. Study includes: issues of domestic and multi-national financial structures; ethics and regulation; and innovative financial management. These skill sets are increasingly required by business, government, and non-profit entities in a global environment.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance Program emphasizes professional skills informed by a solid theoretical foundation. Courses are taught by faculty members who possess both extensive industry experience and strong academic credentials. Finance students have to opportunity to hone their skills by participating in NJCU's award-winning Student Investment Management Group and through internships at many of the metropolitan area's most prestigious companies. In addition, the NJCU chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the national business honor society, offers students entree into lifelong professional development and networking opportunities.

The Master of Science in Finance offers students a traditional core graduate curriculum in finance combined with a specialization in one of three professional areas: financial analysis, financial management or risk management and compliance.

The risk management specialization has been missing and the financial planning has been suspended.

The School of Business has launched a new Master of Science degree program in Financial Technology (Fintech) designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the lucrative field of financial technology. Students in the Master of Science in Financial Technology program will learn the latest technologies such as blockchain and AI and machine learning algorithms required to solve business problems using financial technology. Download PDF for more information.

The Finance MBA prepares students for careers in this exciting field.

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Zhimin Wang (traditional finance), Chairperson

J.D. Jayaraman (data analytics), Chairperson


School of Business
200 Hudson Street, Harborside 2
Jersey City, NJ 07311
Phone: 201-200-3353