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. 

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 planning, financial analysis or financial management. The capstone of the program is a major case study relevant to the student’s specialization connecting the concepts and skills developed in the program with professional practice.


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Marilyn Ettinger, Chair 

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

Finance majors enter the workforce with a comprehensive understanding of financial markets, asset valuation techniques, and financial management practices. Students also learn financial planning strategies designed to help them compete in the global marketplace, as well as the skills necessary to launch their own entrepreneurial endeavors.