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Bachelor of Science

Interdisciplinary Studies - Financial Market Regulation

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

  • Crises and Regulation in Financial Markets
  • 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
  • Auditing
  • Improving Business Performance with Information Technologies
  • Database Applications for Business
  • Communications, Networking, and Security OR Networking Essentials


"We're doing deep dives and research into things that have happened in the regulation environment."

- Nohl Schwandtner, '24

Opportunities in the Massry 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 Massry 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.


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Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Option

You can save time and money by beginning your graduate degree coursework while still enrolled as an undergraduate student. Up to 12 academic credits, billed at the undergraduate rate, will count towards both degrees – so you’ll complete your combined program in only 5 years and spend less than you would if you completed each program separately. 

Combine your Financial Market Regulation degree with the MS in Information Science program. This ALA-accredited master's program covers a broad range of interdisciplinary topics related to library science, information processing, information management and data analysis.

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Career Paths

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 for a financial market regulation degree include:

  • Compliance Examiner
  • Regulatory Inspector
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Risk Manager
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“I love how everyone in the School of Business cares. From professors, to advisors, to alumni, it’s one big community where everyone helps everyone. The opportunities to get involved are endless, and you’re given the tools you need to succeed.”

- Nicholas DiModica, ’19, BS in Accounting and Financial Market Regulation

Office of Career Services


As a premier business school, The University at Albany Massry 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 Massry School of Business Office of Career Services, please contact Deirdre Sweeney, Director of Career Services at [email protected].

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

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Living-Learning Communities

Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

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Undergraduate Research

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.

Explore Minors

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.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Documentary Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Film Studies
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Instrumental Performance
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism (Fully Online Option)
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Music
  • Musical Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Vocal Performance
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies