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Why Finance?

Businesses and corporations are actively seeking leaders with the skills necessary for making sound financial decisions based in research and analysis.

Why Study Finance at Iona?

Our programs offers deep coverage of important topics in finance, but also the flexibility to customize your plan of study so that it suits your own needs. It is designed to prepare you for a career in a variety of finance-related functions.

You will join our network of 50,000+ alumni around the world, gaining important connections for your professional development in the industry.

You will be learning at the state-of-the-art, eco-friendly LaPenta School of Business where 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.

What You'll Learn

You will gain intensive instruction and training in various areas of finance covering topics of investment analysis, corporate financial strategies, financial futures and more.

You will gain the in-depth financial skills and knowledge that corporations and businesses are looking for, positioning yourself for leadership roles, career advancement and job satisfaction in a growing and exciting field.

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Unique Elements of Program

  • Most students with a business background can complete this program by taking 10 courses (30 credits)

Program Highlights

Financing a New Venture

Learn about financing strategies for new businesses, such as loan investments, venture capital, angel investing, and crowdfunding, in our MS in Finance elective course: Sustaining Your Entrepreneurial Venture (ENT 603). Build entrepreneurial venture valuation models and capitalization tables in Excel spreadsheets, as part of a hands-on applied learning project.

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 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.

Careers & Outcomes

From hedge-funding and commercial banking to insurance and stockbroking, earning a graduate degree in Finance is sure to open a world of endless opportunities and experience, pushing you to be one of the top executives in the field. 

Job Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Trader
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Actuary

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

Citibank
Merrill Lynch
HSBC
IBM
Morgan Stanley