Program / Courses
The BBA in Finance is offered by the Department of Economics and Finance. This major prepares students for professional positions with financial institutions, including commercial, investment, and savings banks; brokerage firms; insurance companies; investment advisory services; and finance companies.
Zicklin School of Business now offers integrated MS in Finance and MS in Financial Risk Management programs to undergraduate Baruch students majoring in Finance. Baruch undergraduate students who meet the following criteria can be admitted into these programs using a simplified admission process.
The BBA in Economics is offered by the Department of Economics and Finance. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in business, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and private consulting. This work includes economic analysis, research, and empirical analysis.
Minor in Economics (undergraduate)
The MBA with major in economics prepares the student for a broad range of careers in business, industry, and government.
The MBA with major in finance prepares the student for a broad range of careers in financial management and analysis. (For a discussion of the Executive MS in finance see Executive Programs.)
The 30-credit Master of Science in Finance program offered by Zicklin School of Business is ideal for professionals interested in upgrading their technical training and knowledge in finance as well as for individuals with strong quantitative skills seeking a career change. Students interested in taking the CFA or FRM certification exams can significantly cut the need for additional preparation by taking the appropriate electives. The program can also serve as a stepping stone for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in finance or a related field.
Baruch College’s Master of Science in Financial Risk Management will provide students with comprehensive, foundational knowledge of modern risk management. Students who complete this degree will be well positioned to accept financial risk management responsibilities and implement effective financial risk management programs in their firms. They will also be able to identify and develop appropriate risk management strategies as new challenges, opportunities, and needs arise in the future. This degree program is designed so that students have the academic background needed for the professional certification tests of the leading professional financial risk management associations. These are the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification of the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA). Our program is an academic program that, while it covers the material needed for the FRM and PRM certifications, is not primarily an exam preparatory course.
The one-year, Zicklin Executive Master of Science Program is uniquely designed to help financial executives master cutting-edge financial analytical tools and strengthen their judgment to use these tools effectively. This program can provide finance professionals with the critical advantage needed for career advancement.
Choosing between Graduate Finance Programs
The Ph.D. program in Finance is a highly selective full-time program that trains PhD students to become financial economists capable of high quality innovative research and teaching in various areas of finance.