Concentrate in Finance

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.

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)
Course Name Course Number
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
Course Name Course Number
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
Business, Economy, and Policy in midst of COVID-19 MULT-UB 24
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.