Finance (BBA)

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Why Finance?

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA) degree offers a career guiding the financial success of any business or organization. Today’s corporations actively seek bright individuals with the skills to make sound financial decisions based on research and analysis. The knowledge offered through a finance major is also valuable in a variety of business paths, including entrepreneurship.

Why Study Finance at Iona?

In Iona College’s BBA in Finance program, you have the advantage of a broader business core curriculum combined with specialized finance courses. A degree combining elements of business and finance offers a comprehensive business program that prepares you for a finance career and numerous other banking and commerce roles.

With New York City just 20 miles from Iona’s campus, you’ll have access to a bustling financial industry that often supplies internship opportunities. Build the foundation of your finance career at Iona, graduating with the hands-on experience and credentials you need to make an impact.

You will take finance courses at our new state-of-the-art LaPenta School of Business, designed to maximize student collaboration and real-world learning. As a finance major, you gain hands-on experience in data collection, analysis, securities trading and portfolio management on our LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor equipped with Bloomberg Terminals. Our live, wrap-around stock ticker keeps the world of finance at your fingertips!

As another place to build tangible skills for your finance career, Iona’s Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers resources to foster student leadership through business, design and technology.

What You'll Learn

Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), signaling our commitment to academic excellence. You will grow in utilizing technology effectively, develop your understanding of quantitative methods and enhance your business communication skills, along with a solid understanding of global and ethical issues.

Throughout the courses in our Finance major, you will benefit from small class sizes and hands-on training in banking and investments from expert faculty. In addition, our Center for Financial Market Studies offers the opportunity to engage with finance research.

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Finance Minor at Iona

If you would like to study finance at Iona and a BBA in Finance does not suit your career aspirations, consider a minor in finance.

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Program Overview with Finance Major George


Double-majoring in finance and accounting while looking forward to interning at Ernst & Young.

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Finance Program Highlights

Real-World Site Visits

With Iona’s proximity to New York City, majoring in finance at Iona offers you site visits opportunities–right in our backyard!

  • United Nations: Hear from the Department of Economic and Social Development on how the finance industry has a global impact.
  • New York City’s Financial District: Visit the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York Stock Exchange to see the finance industry's daily operations!

Gaels Help Gaels

Iona alumni are always excited to welcome and support Iona Finance students in the classroom as well as in their search for internships and career opportunities. You even have the possibility of visiting the workplaces of Iona alumni to see the inner workings of a finance career path.

Outstanding Faculty

You will work closely with faculty who are active researchers and finance gurus, and have opportunities to present research at professional industry conferences and events.

Joe DaSilva

During the summers after my junior and senior year, I worked at Ernst & Young as an indirect tax intern out of the Times Square office, an opportunity which I pursued after having spoken with an Iona alumnus who is currently a senior partner at the firm.

Joseph DaSilva ‘20
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Careers & Outcomes

Majoring in finance allows you to utilize your specialized knowledge in a variety of industries; no matter the business or organization, everyone needs help managing their finances.

Job Titles

  • Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Representative
  • Financial Manager

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

Morgan Stanley
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Learn more about Iona’s Finance major!

At Iona College, your BBA in Finance provides you with a comprehensive business perspective and real-world finance experience, leading to a variety of successful careers. Request information to learn more about majoring in finance at Iona or apply now.

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