The Finance concentration requires the successful completion of SME: Principles of Finance (SME 2021) and a minimum of 4 Finance courses (with an FIN designation at the 3000 level and above, totaling a minimum of 16 credits. At least one of the 4 courses must be a 4000 level Finance course. Neither Personal Finance (FIN2520) nor Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) may count toward the concentration. Independent Studies approved by Finance faculty may count toward the concentration with the approval of the Chair of the Finance Division.
Faculty contacts serve as advisers to those students who have an interest in the given concentration. You should feel free to contact these faculty with questions.
If you plan to study abroad: Please note that only two courses taken abroad may be used to satisfy a Babson Finance Concentration. FIN555% courses applied to a transcript from off campus institutions count as 3000 level Finance courses. These courses must be approved through the Glavin Office of International and Multicultural Programs in advance. All other concentration courses must be taken at Babson.
3000 Level Courses
FIN 3515: Corporate Financial Management
- FIN 3520: Security Valuation
- FIN 3535: Finance and Valuing Sustainability
- FIN 3555: Real Estate Investment
- FIN 3560: Financial Markets & Instruments
- FIN 3565: Real Estate Development
4000 Level Courses
FIN 4505: Financial Trading Strategies and Risk Management
FIN 4510: Corp. Finance Modeling & Decision Making Tools
- FIN 4530: Investments
- FIN 4540: Corporate Financial Strategy
- FIN 4560: Options & Futures
- FIN 4520, 4521: Babson College Fund
- FIN 4570: Global Financial Management
- FIN 4535: Fixed Income and Structured Products
Guidance about Course Planning and Sequencing
Students interested in Finance should consult the “Paths in Finance" guide (pdf), and also in the Finance Information Area on the first floor of Tomasso Hall.
Though the concentration in finance requires four courses, many prospective employers expect students to take a broad array of finance courses that will exceed this number.
Students who want to take finance to augment a concentration in another area should consider taking only one or two 3000 level finance courses.
In the past, students who are most successful at getting finance-related job offers also have taken at least one course in Accounting (most common is Intermediate Accounting for Finance, ACC 3502).
Students who might be unsure about a path involving finance are encouraged to try out a 3000 level Finance course that sounds interesting from the list above.