MBA Program: Finance Concentration

The Finance concentration prepares students for careers in financial management of businesses, health care organizations, government agencies, and non-profit enterprises. It offers in depth knowledge of the principles and techniques of finance and accounting needed to understand how corporate financial objectives are developed, measured and reported, and the central issues in government regulation, taxation, and financial reporting. Elective courses explore the broad frontier of modern finance. Investment Analysis and Computational Finance focus on the pricing or valuation of financial assets and portfolio management. Financial Management, Capital Markets and Bank Management deal with financial risks, banking and financial intermediation, corporate governance, and regulation. Investment Analysis presents techniques for evaluating investment alternatives to create optimal portfolios. Computational Finance exposes students to the computational rigors associated with modern finance theory. Managerial Accounting and Decision-Making presents the accounting system as a source of information for decision-making, planning, control and evaluation. Cases in Finance explore challenging financial scenarios in a distinctive formal framework within which those problems can be discussed and addressed. This concentration places an emphasis on developing financial analytical skills. There are many opportunities for finance graduates, including financial analyst, portfolio manager, Investment banker and corporate financial associate.

Courses available in the Finance Concentration:
(most finance electives require MBA 502 & 504 as prerequisites)

  • MBA 529 - Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
  • MBA 536 - Financial Management
  • MBA 539 - Investment Analysis
  • MBA 541 - Bank Management
  • MBA 545 - Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • MBA 547 - Fundamentals Of Fixed Income Analysis
  • MBA 549 - Risk Management
  • MBA 551 - Cases in Finance
  • MBA 552 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MBA 559 - Computation Finance
  • MBA 576 - Real Estate Finance
  • MBA 577 - Risk Arbitrage (Manhattan Campus)

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