Finance at Providence College

Why Study Finance at Providence College?
Providence College School of Business finance classes cover traditional areas of finance — corporate finance, investments, risk management, and financial markets and institutions – with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. But the program, built on a firm liberal arts foundation and reinforced by a values-based philosophy, is anything but traditional. Our students learn how to tackle complex financial challenges supported high professional and ethical standards, a broad-based perspective, and sophisticated technical tools and data. They also gain the practical, out-of-classroom experience that gives them a clear competitive advantage with employers.

What you'll study

Our finance program encompasses the traditional areas of study within the discipline: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions. Students may opt to pursue our fast track option, which allows them to take higher-level courses sooner.

In addition, PC offers preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designations. We also offer opportunities to focus on risk management and investment management through the Risk Management Track and the Investment Management Track.

More information on these tracks.

Selected Courses

  • Commercial Credit Risk Analysis
  • Corporate Treasury Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Managerial Finance I & II
  • Operations Management
  • Options and Futures
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Student Managed Investment Fund

Faculty

Our finance faculty are teachers and scholars in areas that include political economy, investments, risk management, international finance, corporate finance, supply chain management, sports analytics, fair lending, and more. They have worked for, or consulted, a range of non-profits, corporations, and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the World Bank, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the CFA Institute, the CAIA Association, Fitch Ratings, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

Our faculty have their work published in a wide variety of high-quality, peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Business ResearchProduction and Operations ManagementJournal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsAccounting & Finance, Journal of Alternative InvestmentsJournal of Business EthicsInternational Journal of Production EconomicsFinance Research Letters, among many others.

The Department of Finance faculty hold doctoral degrees from highly regarded universities such as the University of Georgia, the University of Texas, the University of South Florida, Syracuse University, and University of Massachusetts Amherst, and advanced degrees from universities that include Harvard University, McGill University, and Fordham University.

ENGAGED LEARNING

Liu Wang Finance Professor Students

Real-world learning and interaction with business leaders is an integral part of a PCSB education. The finance department offers students the opportunity for experiential learning in the field through:

  • internships at esteemed organizations such as Fidelity Investments, GPS Investment Advisors, IMG, Signet Investment Group, Textron, Inc., and others;
  • the Student Managed Investment Fund, in which students analyze market sectors and manage a real-money portfolio; and
  • a cutting-edge information resource lab, equipped with Bloomberg terminals to help students track the market in real time.

96%

of 2016-2020 finance graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school

*Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.


  • 82% are employed only
  • 9% are attending school only
  • 5% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fidelity Investments
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • PwC
  • Wells Fargo

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
  • Villanova University