Finance (BBA)

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Why Finance?

Finances guide processes, decisions and the success of any business or organization. Today’s corporations are actively seeking bright individuals with the skills necessary for making sound financial decisions based in research and analysis.

Why Study Finance at Iona?

You will be taking classes at our new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly LaPenta School of Business which was designed to maximize real-world learning. You will gain hands-on experience in data collection, analysis, securities trading and portfolio management on our trading floor equipped with Bloomberg Terminals and a live, wrap-around stock ticker. The pulse of finance and business will be right at your fingertips!

With New York City just 20 minutes from campus, you’ll have access to the world’s business epicenter and graduate with the hands-on experience and credentials you need to make an impact in corporations and not-for-profit organizations anywhere in the world.

What You'll Learn

You will benefit from intensive instruction and training in various areas of finance from faculty who are experts in the field. You will gain skills in technology, quantitative methods, and communication, along with an understanding of global and ethical issues.

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Unique Elements of Program Format


Program Overview with Finance Major George

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

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Program Highlights

Real-World Site Visits

Deepen your bond with your finance peers through outings to big-name industry giants –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

You will have opportunities to visit the workplaces of Iona alumni to see how the real-world inner workings of the finance industry. Our alumni are always excited to welcome and support Iona students in their search for internships and career opportunities.

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

No matter the business, everyone manages their finances. Take your skills and specialized knowledge to any business or organization to help them manage their money. 

Job Titles

  • Assistant Vice President of Finance
  • Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Representative
  • Financial Manager

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

Morgan Stanley
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