Academic Program

The academic program focusing on financial market regulation is an interdisciplinary program preparing undergraduate and graduate and law students for careers in regulation and supervision of the financial markets. It educates students in four essential areas.

  • the business of financial markets and how regulations affect that business;
     
  • the laws of financial market regulation;
     
  • public policy issues relating to financial market regulation;
     
  • the technology of information management and data analysis essential to modern regulation and supervision.

Students have classes and experiences encompassing each of these areas. They will enter careers in financial market regulation and supervision appreciating its issues and necessary skills, prepared to learn more efficiently from on-the-job experience and continuing professional education.

For information on the requirements and courses for the University at Albany’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a faculty-initiated concentration in Financial Market Regulation go to http://www.albany.edu/undergraduate_bulletin/39661.php. For information on the University at Albany’s minor in Financial Market Regulation, go to http://www.albany.edu/undergraduate_bulletin/minors.html.

Additionally, the University at Albany offers graduate courses in finance, computer science, information technology, and public policy and law, including courses focusing specifically on financial markets. These include, among other courses, Law in Financial Markets and Technology in Financial Market Regulation (Rockefeller College), and Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Securities Markets and Financial Institutions, and Financial Statement Fraud and Corporate Governance (School of Business). Other graduate courses in the College of Computing and Information, School of Business, and the Rockefeller College include components focusing on financial market issues.

Albany Law School offers numerous courses related to financial market regulation and supervision, including specialized courses in Securities Regulation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Finance, Administrative Law, and Accounting for Lawyers. Furthermore, Albany Law School and the University at Albany currently offer joint degree programs; thus, graduate and law students will be able to take courses from both institutions in designing a series of courses preparing them for work in financial market regulation and supervision.