The finance collection directly supports the instructional program and faculty interests. Faculty requests and instructional materials are prioritized. Broad access to the journal literature is acheived through aggregator databases and journal packages augumented with title by title subscriptions. Access to important monograph literature is achieved throught subscriptions to ebook collections, evidence based acquisition plans and title by title selections. The library takes a leading role in providing journal literature, whereas the Applied Finance Lab plays the leading role in offering current financial research solutions and datasets for faculty.
Finance is the largest undergraduate major at Villanova School of Business. An undergraduate minor is also offered. Core courses for the undergradaute major include Intermediate Finance, Fixed Income and Valuation and Equity Markets and Valuation. Regularly scheduled electives include Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Derivatives, Restructuring, Financial Modeling, International Financial Management, and Alternative Investments. The Real Estate co-major can be combined with a Finance major. An active student managed fund program exits and a research methods in finance was recently founded. Finance courses are required for the professional graduate programs and there is a 12 month Master of Science in Finance offered.
NOTE: Electronic format is preferred for all Library holdings unless otherwise noted.
There is considerable overlap between resources used by the finance, economics and accounting programs.
The Villanova School of Business Applied Finance Laboratory provides research terminals such Bloombert, SNL Financial and IW Financials and subscription based proprietary data sets in high demand by faculty and graduate students such as those hosted by Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).
The library participates in several consortial and cooperative organizations such as PALCI, Lyrasis, Portico and EAST in order to acheive beneficial terms, pricing & preservation