Master of Business Administration

Finance Concentration

The MBA Finance concentration is designed to provide MBA graduates with broad professional competence and skills to prepare them for careers in executive positions at banks, financial institutions and other firms. The Finance concentration is designed to train students with an extensive understanding of a core set of skills in financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, and taxation. These skills are vital for success in the modern corporate finance positions, as well as in other careers such as consulting. By incorporating critical strategies and techniques in areas such as investment and commercial banks, financial as well as general management consulting, venture capital and private equity firms, and corporate finance within 500 large-cap companies, graduates will be primed for financial challenges in both the national and international arenas.
The Finance concentration will allow students to tailor their program to their professional goals and to prepare for one or more of the following career opportunities:

  • Investment Management. Prepares candidates for a career as a security analyst, money manager, brokerage firm analyst, insurance company representative or other financial job function.
  • Corporate Financial Management. Prepares candidates for careers as financial managers in business, including risk management, strategic planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, cash management, credit administration, investment analysis and funds procurement.

Course Requirements 12 cr.
MBA 621 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 cr.
MBA 625 International Finance 3 cr.
MBA 640 Investment Management 3 cr.
Electives (select one) 3 cr.
MBA 641 Fixed Income Securities 3 cr.
MBA 642 Financial Derivatives 3 cr.
MBA 643 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 cr.
MBA 644 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 cr.