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Finance Degree

In a nutshell, finance is the study of the purchase and sale of assets by individuals and institutions, the methods they use to fund such transactions, and the markets in which these deals occur.

Working in an environment that can fluctuate wildly by the minute, financial professionals need to know how to analyze large amounts of data, communicate effectively, and make decisions quickly.

Our Finance Major

Equipping you with rock-solid analytical skills is a priority in our Finance major. We complement that knowledge by teaching you how the role of finance operates in a range of organizations, and providing a global perspective of the institutions and markets in which finance operates. Other topics you’ll cover include the financial environment of business, the corporate decision-making process, and the key principles underlying the investment and valuation process.


You can focus your Finance degree studies through one of three concentrations:

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning


Skills You'll Need to Future-Proof Your Career

Bentley University commissioned labor market analytics firm to examine  data from 24.5 million U.S. job listings to find out which skills are in highest demand, pay the most and have seen the highest growth in recent years.

              % Growth for Top Skills in Finance

Four-Year Combined BS/MS Finance Program

The world of finance is getting more complex and competitive every day. That’s why Bentley now offers a Four-Year Combined BS/MS Finance program for a select group of high achieving students. Students apply to this program during their sophomore year. Admitted students will spend their junior and senior years earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, distinguishing themselves from their peers and increasing opportunities for career advancement.

In this accelerated program, you’ll develop depth and breadth in corporate finance and investments, and graduate in a total of four years with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree with no duplication of content.