2019 - 2020 Academic Catalog

Finance

The Finance degree program at Lasell has earned ACBSP accreditation for student-driven research and excellence in teaching.

Students with a bachelors in finance will be prepared to gain industry certifications such as the CFA (Certified Financial Analyst), CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant), and Series 6, 63, and 7 broker licenses. Advisors in the Accounting and Finance Department empower students to complete a challenging double major in both disciplines in as little as three years while equipping them with highly desirable skills and providing an accelerated track to a career. The Finance major is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the dynamic finance industry. Graduates will qualify for a wide range of opportunities in private, public, and nonprofit organizations such as commercial banking, financial planning, investment banking, money managing, insurance and real estate.  

Finance students will be given the resources to develop a foundation for financial management in a variety of settings. Students will be taught to analyze financial data, value financial and real assets, and provide financial advice to individuals and companies making decisions about allocating scarce resources in a global environment.

Consistent with the University's Connected Learning philosophy, the Finance major offers students various project-focused service-learning opportunities. Students are highly encouraged to take a Service Learning course such as SVL108, Tax Volunteer. The Internship program provides a capstone work experience for all Finance students during their senior year. Students have two concentrations to choose from:  Corporate Finance and Personal Finance.