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About Finance

Are you considering becoming a financial analyst or adviser? Ramapo’s Finance major is designed for students who are interested in working in these areas as well as in banking and corporate offices.

Ramapo’s Finance major will give you the knowledge, background and analytical skills necessary to manage money and investments within a rapidly changing business and regulatory environment.

4+1 FLEX MBA Option Available!

As a student in the Anisfield School of Business, you may also want to consider the pathway to the 4+1 Flex MBA Program, where you can earn both your undergraduate and your Master’s degree in just five years.  Undergraduate business majors get 12 credits of MBA Foundational courses waived, so you can get your MBA by taking just ten more courses (30 credits) after graduation.   Having an MBA is a universally-recognized credential that gives you an advantage in the job market and the skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles in business.  For more information please go to https://www.ramapo.edu/mba/ or email Dr. Juan Cabrera, MBA Program Director, at jcabrera@ramapo.edu

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As a student, you’ll have real-time access to the world’s financial data and state-of-the-art trading systems in our Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory. The lab includes Bloomberg terminals where you can obtain valuable experiences and insights in applying financial and economic theories to securities and investments. Students can obtain certification in using the Bloomberg terminal which is an essential skill for a new finance professional. Students also have access to Standard & Poors’ FactSet database.

Students have ample opportunities to work closely with Finance faculty on independent or joint research projects. Faculty also supervise student co-op assignments, and students may obtain paid internships as well. Finance students have obtained positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Accenture, Blackrock, Barclays Bank, Mercedes Benz, UPS, Stryker, and many other financial institutions and corporations in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents$38,050 - $194,800
Financial Clerks, All Other$32,800 - $64,050
Chief Executives$128,020 - Varies
Financial Managers$91,960 - Varies
Personal Financial Advisors$54,330 - Varies
Financial Examiners$54,600 - $190,020
Operations Research Analysts$60,660 - $168,270
Urban and Regional Planners$39,160 - $118,800
Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other$52,370 - $161,580

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

As a student, you’ll have real-time access to the world’s financial data and state-of-the-art trading systems in our Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory, especially when you take Corporate Finance and Securities and Investments courses. The lab allows your professors to give you valuable insights into how the financial and economic theories taught in the classroom apply in real financial markets.

Every student works closely with an assigned faculty advisor, especially if you decide to participate in a co-op or internship program at organizations such as: First Investor Corp, Gucci, Hanabergh & Associates, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Planning Associates, Team-Baker and WorkplaceDiversity.com. You can also consider studying abroad with our China Immersion Experience and at the American University of Rome.

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Finance Minor

The Finance minor is designed for students who want to obtain a background in the tools and
techniques of finance and financial analysis. The minor is open to all students regardless of
school affiliation.  The required courses are:

Once a student has completed the required courses, you may take any 3 other Finance electives.
Please note that at least half of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s
major. That is, three of the six courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of
major requirements. The Anisfield School of Business (ASB) core courses do not need to be completed for the minor.