Finance provides the technical and analytical skills necessary to understand how financial markets function, and how businesses operate and make decisions within these markets. This concentration will help prepare you to enter the finance industry – whether in financial institutions and divisions or in government or non-profit institutions.
Concentrate in Finance
The finance curriculum can be divided into two subfields - corporate finance and investments/capital markets. This finance chart lists the advanced electives by the subfield to which they belong and the associated prerequisites. Note that the material in several courses overlaps both subfields. If you are not concentrating in Finance but would like to have some exposure to corporate finance and investment/capital markets, Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2) followed by Corporate Finance (FINC-UB 7) provides an excellent overview of these two areas in finance.
For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.
Finance Program Requirements (12 units)
|To complete the finance area of study, students must complete the following courses in addition to Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2):|
|Corporate Finance||FINC-UB 7|
|3 Advanced Finance Electives (9 units)||Any FINC-UB elective or approved course (see below).|
Additional courses approved to count as Finance electives:
|Financial Modeling and Analysis||ACCT-UB 23|
|Financial Statement Modeling||ACCT-GB 6300|
|Global Macroeconomics||ECON-UB 230|
|Macroeconomic Foundations for Asset Prices||ECON-UB 233|
|The Financial System||MULT-UB 27|
|Foundations of Fintech||MULT-UB 80|
|Risk & Portfolio Management with Ecometrics||MATH-GA 2751|
|Derivative Securities||MATH-GA 2791|
|Continuous Time Finance||MATH-GA 2792|
Courses in other Stern concentration areas can only be counted toward one concentration - they cannot be double counted.
Note: Requests to take graduate-level Stern courses must be processed through the Stern Undergraduate Advising Office. Requests to take graduate-level courses in other departments (ie - Math, GSAS Econ), please consult the individual department for applicable permission codes.