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.