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Finance: Move your you move the world.

No matter where you see yourself in the world of business, a degree in finance offers a firm foundation for success––in your career and in your life. Grounded in the highest ethical principles, our undergraduate and graduate programs in Finance provide you with in-depth business knowledge and skills, and the moral framework to apply those skills in a way that moves our world forward.

Thinking analytically–and quickly–is critical for finance professionals. At Iona, you’ll be able to hone these skills in our state-of-the-art trading room, where hands-on experience in data collection, analysis, securities trading and portfolio management will prepare you for a broad range of career paths. Our location just 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan affords outstanding internship experiences right at the heart of the financial world as well as in corporations and institutions throughout the tri-state area.

Finance Department degree programs include the BBA in Finance as well as four graduate-level programs: the MBA with Financial Management concentration and MS degrees in Finance and Public Accounting.

Small class sizes, supportive faculty

While the Finance programs are among the most popular at Iona, class sizes are small and Iona’s Finance faculty are passionate and accessible. You’ll find their willingness to help creates a supportive learning environment that helps our students master a rigorous course of study and go on to MBA programs or begin careers in such fields as:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Securities Trading
  • Insurance
  • Fund Management
  • Risk Management
  • Treasury Management
  • Consulting and Advisory
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Regulatory agencies (SEC, FDIC,
    Federal Reserve Bank)

The Iona advantage, off campus and on

Students in Iona’s Finance programs enjoy annual field trips each fall to the United Nations for a presentation by the Department of Economic and Social Development, and a spring field trip to New York City’s Financial District, which includes a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank and the NYSE.
Students also benefit from site visits to the workplaces of alumni, the opportunity to present research at the Finance Department’s Summer Symposium.

On campus, Finance students have access to Iona’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Center and the Center for Financial Market Studies, leading resources for education, knowledge and research in their respective fields. The BCRM Center explores emerging developments in the technology of risk, resilience and recovery after a disaster, and the Center for Financial Market Studies offers students the opportunity to build their skills in security analysis, trading and portfolio management using the state-of-the-art trading room.

Students get the chance to participate in the annual CFA Institute Research Challenge organized by the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the annual CME Group Trading Challenge.
Students also have the opportunity to qualify to earn the valued Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) credential through the local chapter of the Association of Financial Professionals, AFP.

Finance Club provides a venue for majors to interact and organize activities to enhance their learning experience. Highlights of its activities include guest speakers, trips to United Nations, the New York City’s Financial District and an Annual Alumni Night gathering. In collaboration with Financial Management Association Honor Society, the club invites past and present MBA and BBA students each year to the Alumni Night gathering to participate in panel discussion on career opportunities and to network.

Finance Internship

The Department runs one of the active credit internship programs in the school.  Finance majors are encouraged to participate in the program in their second term junior year or in their senior year. They are placed in major firms in the tri-state area. Organizations that provided internships to finance majors include:

  • UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Rabobank International
  • NBC Universal
  • Argus Information and Advisory Services
  • ABG Services Inc.
  • Chatsworth Securities Inc.
  • Universal Music
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Viacom
  • Willis of North America
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Lincoln Financial Services Corp.
  • PepsiCo Inc.
  • MTV Network
  • IBM (Co-Op Program)

Graduate Business Programs

Iona's graduate business programs include:
  • Iona MBA
  • MS Programs
  • Graduate Certificates
See Graduate Programs

Finance, Business Economics & Legal Studies Department Contact Information

John F. Manley, Ph.D.
Phone: (914) 637-2733
Department Office: LaPenta School of Business, 430