What will I learn?

The Finance major focuses on the evolving demands of the global financial environment. You'll be introduced to the latest educational technology, including Compustat, CRSP, Stock Trak, Bloomberg, and Morningstar. Our trading room provides a simulated environment where you can analyze the latest stock quotes and compare currency exchange rates, just as professional traders do.

And you’ll learn from faculty who have real-world business experience at companies such as Ford Motor Company, Rho-Theta Associates, and Delta Partners LLC. Your professors offer a first-hand global perspective, having lived, worked, and studied in countries like Tunisia, China, Uganda, and Iran. Others are leading researchers who publish in top academic journals, such as the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Economics and Business.

Many of our graduates earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation—a mark of distinction that sets them apart in the workplace. That’s because our BSBA in Finance incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and emphasizes the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. As a result, the program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Learning Objectives

Identify conflicts of interests and pressures that could lead to unethical financial conduct.

Understand what kinds of questions are helpful to ask one when confronting a financial ethical dilemma.

Understand that what is legal may not always be ethical and that what is ethical may sometimes not be legal.

Appreciate that ethical norms vary across different countries and cultures.

Demonstrate overall awareness of ethical issues as they relate to business practices.

Articulate fundamental challenges in global business or investment.

Understand the difference in approach to purely domestic vs. global business or investment.

Incorporate risk analysis into global business or investment decisions.

Understand the expected consequences of the suggested solution in a global environment.

Demonstrate overall global competency.

Identify the current problem.

Correctly determine the necessary technical skills for problem-solving.

Correctly perform the technical skills in problem-solving.

Understand how to interpret the results.

Demonstrate overall technical efficiency in problem solving.

Which department am I in?

Sawyer Business School

Study options

Full Time (124 credits)

Tuition fees
US$41,242.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 September 2020, 19 January 2021


Sawyer Business School

73 Tremont Street,



02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school qualification.

For international students

Students must have final high school transcript.

English language requirements

TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

Application deadline for fall is February 15 and spring is December 1.

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About this uni

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes