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Finance, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Atherton, CA, United States
The Finance major from Menlo College introduces students to relevant and significant financial theories, highlights their applicability in the real world, demonstrates how various types of financial markets and institutions operate, and familiarizes students with best practices in the financial world.
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The dynamic world of global finance presents challenging career opportunities to the qualified college graduate. These opportunities include careers in financial services, venture capital, corporate finance, banking, consulting and other careers in financial markets. In preparation for these careers, students can focus on entrepreneurial finance, corporate finance, banking & financial institutions, investments and real estate. The focused curriculum at Menlo College blends current trends in the real world of finance and advancements in technology with financial theory and internship experiences.

Finance students complete the core curriculum in business (39 units) that is taken by all business students. The core curriculum insures that all business majors have a solid understanding of the totality of the business enterprise. The Finance major from Menlo College consists of mandatory upper division courses in corporate finance and financial modeling (6 units), plus 12 units of electives such as investments, student investment fund, international finance, money and banking, financial institutions, entrepreneurial finance, real estate finance, risk management, and, finally, an important component of finance major students’ education at Menlo College is 6 units of internship experience with a firm in the corporate or the financial services sector. The internship program enables students to apply their knowledge obtained in the classroom to real-life situations and discover the implications of financial decisions in the real world.

Students are trained to develop (a) practice-oriented quantitative skills requiring knowledge of Excel, (b) familiarity with multiple sources of financial data, and (c) the ability to present quantitative data in an understandable format. Desired learning outcomes for finance major students are:

  • Students will learn and be able to present different project valuation techniques and criteria used for project acceptance/rejection decisions and how to apply the appropriate cost of capital to projects.
  • Students will be able to analyze and present financial decisions made by various types of firms in real life business environment and relate these decisions to theoretical concepts covered in the classroom.
  • Students will learn different security valuation techniques and selection criteria for different sources of capital. They will learn how to calculate a company’s cost of capital and ways to minimize it.
  • Students will be able to analyze the historical performance of a portfolio of securities and estimate the portfolio’s statistical properties.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Operations Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Communication 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Business Ethics
  • Statistics 
  • International Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Admissions application: You are encouraged to complete the Menlo College Freshman Application to fast-track your admissions decision. You are also welcome to apply using the Common Application.
  • Application fee: $40
  • Personal essay: Please submit a personal essay of at least 250 words addressing your reasons for seeking a college education, expectations of a college education and reasons for applying to Menlo College.
  • Official transcripts from your current high school
  • Official SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Certificate of Finance (must show $64,540 in current account)
  • Bank statement or letter on bank letterhead verifying the above claimed amount is on deposit in a current account

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21762 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21762 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atherton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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