Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Finance (Day)


The finance program prepares students for opportunities in a variety of venues including banking, insurance, corporate finance, investment management, risk management, and other areas of fiduciary responsibility. The finance profession offers a wide range of career opportunities in business, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students will gain skills in business fundamentals as well as knowledge in the general finance field. Learners will be required to fulfill at least one internship and have two additional internship opportunities in the program. The program also allows for a smooth transition to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and interpret current financial and economic data for the purpose of making data driven decisions as a business manager or individual investor.
  • Think logically, analytically and creatively about complex, contemporary, local and global problems.
  • Assess and communicate effectively in a range of progressively more challenging strategic business environments.
  • Determine personal and social responsibility in response to new settings and complex problems.
  • Understand and apply learning to the diversity and complexity of human relationships involved in an organization. 
  • Compare and contrast the social, ethical, and global responsibilities within management positions with special attention to the Catholic social teaching.

Major Requirements (57 credits)


Electives (21 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Who am I and What is the World? Students explore these questions in their first year common core courses.

Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)