Finance Concentration

The Finance concentration provides MBA candidates with a graduate-level understanding of finance, including the analytical tools and conceptual framework needed to evaluate financial transactions and firms and make financial decisions. The program helps tomorrow’s business leaders to understand finance from three interrelated perspectives:

  1. Financial management related to capital budgeting, financial structure, financial analysis, working capital management, and dividend policy
  2. Investment and portfolio management related to the valuation of stocks, bonds, and derivative contracts and the construction of efficient portfolios
  3. Money and capital market related to the issuance and investment in financial instruments by banking organizations with emphasis on the consequence of interest rates and interest rate structure on valuation and risk

Things to consider:

  • Students can complete the Finance concentration online and on-campus.
  • Elective courses are scheduled based on faculty availability and student demand and are not guaranteed to be offered every semester or every academic year.
  • Special Topics courses (typically numbered 6290) are experimental offerings that, depending on demand, may or may not become permanent offerings.
  • Students who wish to satisfy a MBA concentration elective with a course that is not listed below must submit a Petition for Elective Credit form.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 12 unique credits to complete a concentration.  Courses offered online are notated with an *.  Students who would like to focus on Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, or Public Policy should refer to the suggested course listings below.

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

Suggested Focuses

Corporate Finance Focus

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

Investment Analysis Focus

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

Public Policy Focus

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

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