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Named the top bachelor of finance degree in the nation by the Bachelor's Degree Center, Bentley's finance major will teach you to analyze complex financial data, make critical decisions and communicate effectively. Once you understand how accounting and financial markets operate, you can concentrate your studies on Capital Markets, Corporate Finance or Financial Planning. An accelerated program is available to select, high-performing students. If you’re accepted, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree during the four-year program.

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of students complete at least one internship

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Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact (SRI) Investing (FI 316:)

SRI is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. Students focus on various ESG considerations such as climate change, air and water pollution, waste management, community & employee relations, human rights, human capital management, board composition, disclosure, accounting risk, and executive compensation. Students will learn about incorporating these ESG issues into investment decisions. 

Customize your Finance degree

Bentley's broad range of finance electives allows you to specialize your degree through concentrations in:

  • Financial Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Sustainable Investing
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Congo refugee turned Bentley student teaches kids valuable financial skills

Brandon Samba ’20 came to the U.S. at an early age, fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo during a period of civil war and genocide. He grew up in an environment where, he says, “financial literacy was scarce.” Intent on paying forward his good fortunes, the Finance major founded Captains of Capital to help children in underserved communities learn financial literacy and money management skills.

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Wearing many hats and making many connections on her first internship

Emily Larson ’20 was thrilled to learn she had landed her first college internship. Her position at a small marketing agency in Rhode Island meant she would wear many hats, but also have the chance to make connections and learn many lessons.

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Studying Finance allows me to pursue numerous passions and not remain confined in just one field. Although I love working with money, I am fascinated by the pharmaceutical industry and, with this major, I’ll have a chance to work in two fields that I enjoy.
Yashodhan Aher

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