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Major Advising Page - Finance

The Department of Finance strongly encourages students to consider a study abroad experience within their Financedegree. Finance majors will have no problems finding programs across the globe. Since finance is so readily available, students should think about other aspects of their program they wish to consider.

Along with taking courses towards the finance major, students should consider personal and professional opportunities that come with studying in a foreign country, such as internships and research.

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Finance majors who wish to study overseas should begin the advising process as early as possible in order to determine the proper sequencing of courses to ensure they can include a summer or semester abroad into their plans. It should be noted that the first-year VSB students cannot study abroad (with the exception of the Global Citizens Program), and students must meet prerequisite requirements for their overseas institution. 

Tell your academic advisor that you are interested in study abroad at each registration appointment. Together, identify the best terms to go abroad, based on the courses in your four-year-plan. 

Some things to consider for Finance majors: 

  • You can take up to two FIN courses abroad with remaining courses potentially fulfiling other major, minor and core requirements.

  • MGT courses often cross list with other VSB majors and minors – like international business for example.

  •  Strong FIN programs are available all across the world

  • The Quantitative Finance specialization can be tougher to find, but IES Milan has been a relatively good fit, as students have been able to take care of several different quantitative finance requirements, there. 

  • While VU requires that you take the FIN required courses before taking FIN electives, those requirements don’t necessarily apply abroad. 

Search the OEA Course Approval History database to select from more than 3,000 study abroad courses that have already been pre-approved for liberal education requirements and a growing list of technical courses.

The Course Approval History database is not all-inclusive and students can work with an OEA advisor to submit additional courses for review.

Don't forget - VSB has a list of policies and limitations specifically focused on study abroad. Make sure you're aware of these as you plan your overseas experience.

Timing
This image shows when students can study abroad for their specific major. With the exception of the Global Citizens Program, first-year students are not permitted to study abroad. Most VSB students will go abroad in the Spring of Sophomore year or in their Junior year.

Please consult with your Clay Center Advisor to discuss that best time for you to study abroad.

Study abroad opportunities are not limited to formal instruction. Consider taking advantage of the unique research, internship, and fieldwork opportunities available in different regions of the world. This not only expands your personal and professional network, but gives you critical intercultural skills as well as direct hands-on experience.

 

*Villanova Semester: Business and Culture in the Italian Context (BCIC)

*Villanova Semester: Honors Global Scholars Politics, Philosophy, Economics Cambridge

*Villanova Semester: Irish Studies in Galway

*Villanova Semester: Spanish Language and Culture in Cadiz

Arcadia Abroad College of Global Studies

City, University of London - Direct Enroll

DIS - Study in Scandinavia (DIS)
With sites in Copenhagen and Stockholm, DIS offers programs in Business, Economics, Finance, and more. The included study tours are a great draw for many students.  

Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

IES Abroad
IES Abroad offers supported direct enroll and study center based programs in a variety of locations around the world. 

London School of Economics (Full-year program)

UPCES: International Economics and Finance Track (IEF) - Prague

Looking for more? 
If a program is not listed above, it does not limit your eligibilty to study abroad. Visit Passport Villanova to discover other programs. 

Course Approval Database 
Students should consult with the  OEA Course Approval Database  to view a full list of pre-approved courses for most programs.  The Course Approval Database may not contain updated/new courses and students may need to submit additional courses for review and approval. Programs and universities are continually updating course offerings so and the program’s website will list most accurate course offerings for the planned term abroad.  

Non-VU partner programs under 6-weeks long must require a petition in order to be approved. Contact your OEA advisor for petition information.

*Villanova Summer Business Internship in Asia - Rotates location each year

*Villanova Summer Internship and London School of Economics in London, England

*Villanova Summer at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea

*Villanova Intensive Course Abroad: Global Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region

IES Abroad Milan Summer - Internship

London School of Economics - Summer Program
Students must enroll in at least two of  the three sessions

Looking for more? 
If a program is not listed above, it does not limit your eligibilty to study abroad.  Visit Passport Villanova and explore other opportunities.

Course Approval Database 
Students should consult with the  OEA Course Approval Database  to view a full list of pre-approved courses for most programs.  The Course Approval Database may not contain updated/new courses and students may need to submit additional courses for review and approval. Programs and universities are continually updating course offerings so and the program’s website will list most accurate course offerings for the planned term abroad.  

 

It is important to plan ahead as it is not uncommon for scholarship deadlines to occur much earlier than a Villanova or program application deadlines.

There are many scholarships available for students through Villanova University, our partner programs and other external sources, like the US Government. The OEA can help students with the scholarship search and application process. If a scholarship is found outside of the OEA scholarship page, students should have it reviewed by the OEA to determine if it is a viable option. 

Browse the scholarships opportunties found on the OEA website.

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