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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance


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Bachelor of Science

The Department of Finance offers a program of study leading to the degree of bachelor of science. In addition, the department offers a minor in finance.

Both programs are designed to expose students to the traditional areas of study within the discipline of finance: corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I

The B.S. degree in finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. It positions our students well to sit for the CFA Level I examination. The Chartered Financial Analyst designation (earned after successful completion of CFA Levels I, II and III exams) has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP)

The CTP is the flagship for students desiring to pursue careers in Treasury Management. The finance department is a member and a participant in the Association of Finance Professionals (AFP) Corporate Treasury Management (CTM) Program. The CTP is the Global Standard of Excellence in Treasury Management. As a participant, the finance department has been granted access to the resources that will assist instructors in the delivery of the course and in preparing finance majors to sit for the CTP examination. The programs are called the PCSB Investment Management Track (PC-IMT) and Treasury Management Track respectively. Offering these options at the undergraduate level will provide Providence College students with a clear competitive advantage, increasing their value to a wide range of employers, including those involved with securities analysis, investment banking, treasury management, asset-liability management, and financial planning.

CFA & CTP Tracks

Rather than enrolling in free electives towards the minimum credit requirement for graduation, students in CFA and CTP Tracks are advised to enroll in:

 
 
 
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Students may also enroll in the two-semester courses of   &  .

Required Courses


Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.

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