Protect Investors from Securities Fraud
Help prevent illegal trading and ensure fair play in stock exchanges and other securities markets by designing and enforcing federal and state financial regulations.
The interdisciplinary bachelor’s in financial market regulation (FMR) at UAlbany is geared to meet the needs of accounting, business, computer science, economics, political science, public policy, and sociology students who want to complete a double major that supports their career goals.
In this program, you’ll learn how to analyze securities data, evaluate compliance, identify unusual market behavior, and locate evidence when companies violate securities laws and FINRA regulations.
Program of Study
To complete the major in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in financial market regulation, you’ll take the following courses:
Business and Finance
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy
- Investment Management
- Money and Capital Markets
Public Policy and Law
- Institutions and Policy in Business Regulation
- Law in Financial Market Regulation
- Technology in Financial Market Regulation
Information Management and Data Analysis
Required: Information Technologies for Business
Choose one of the following:
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Programming for Problem Solving
- Introduction to Computer Science
Accounting or Information Technology Electives
Choose two or more of the following:
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Improving Business Performance with Information Technologies
- Database Applications for Business
- Communications, Networking, and Security OR Networking Essentials
Opportunities in the School of Business
Internship Program in Financial Regulation
As a student earning a major or minor in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in financial market regulation at UAlbany, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for competitive internships that take place during the summer after your junior year.
If you’re selected to participate, you’ll gain resume-building work experience in a regulatory agency, financial institution, legal services firm, consumer protection group, or related nonprofit or business enterprise.
Financial Market Regulation Advisory Council
This special committee is made up of professional experts and successful program alumni who help keep the program’s curriculum up to date.
Members of the advisory council also serve as guest speakers in the financial market regulation program and provide students with valuable networking opportunities.
Institute for Financial Market Regulation
Researchers in the School of Business and real-world legal experts at Albany Law School created the Institute for Financial Regulation to help students make connections between academic scholarship and practical knowledge.
Financial regulation jobs are growing in federal and state agencies, international banking, financial services firms, and global commerce.
UAlbany graduates with this degree are regularly recruited by multinational corporations including BAE Systems, Citibank, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, EY (Ernst & Young), and Northwestern Mutual.
Program alumni have also been hired by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and pursue careers with other United States federal regulatory authorities, such as:
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
- Federal Reserve System (aka “the Fed")
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
- National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
If you’re enrolled in the undergraduate financial analyst honors program or are earning a finance concentration, earning this second major will give you an extra advantage when seeking first-time employment after graduation.
Sample job titles include:
- Compliance Examiner
- Regulatory Inspector
- Fraud Investigator
- Risk Manager.
Office of Career Services
As a premier business school, The University at Albany School of Business operates its own Career Services Office, geared towards the needs of Business and Accounting undergraduate and graduate students that complement the work of the University-wide Career Development Center.
We specialize in preparing you to be a competitive force in the work place. As a student you will get a terrific return on your educational investment and receive fulltime and internships opportunities from small and medium-sized firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
If you have questions about the School of Business Office of Career Services, please contact Deirdre Sweeney, Director of Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s always something happening in career services to add breadth and depth to your job search:
- Resume and cover letter development and critiques
- Mock Interviews
- Networking events with alumni and prospective employers
- Weekly email updates on job and internship opportunities
- On Campus Recruiting Program
- Financial Analyst Career Boot Camp
- Seminars in dining etiquette, networking, job search strategies, and resume writing
- Career exploration and assessments
What Makes The University at Albany Great
Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.
Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.
Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.
Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.
A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.
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