MBA-Finance Track

MBA-Finance is a specialized track within the MBA program for students whose career choices require extensive finance training and preparation beyond the MBA foundation and core courses. For those students who seek preparation for investment management careers, we offer a select set of five courses, taken as a group, that provide the body of knowledge necessary to sit for the Level 1 exam that is part the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. Students with career interests in other areas of finance may choose from these or other finance elective courses.

Students who are interested in the MBA-Finance track must designate this choice to their adviser prior to completing the Foundations for Effective Management core courses.

The MBA-Finance track program of study is listed below.

MBA/Finance Program of Study

Foundational Course Work
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
Decision Making Tools:
Select one of the following:3
Managerial Economics (recommended for CFA candidates)
Information Systems Strategy
Business Decision Analysis
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615Managing the Decision Making Process3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
Finance Courses
Choose five courses from the following 3-credit courses:15
Financial Statement 2
Risk Management
Global Investments Analysis 2
Fixed Income Investments 2
Emerging Financial Markets
Derivatives 2
Portfolio Theory and Practice 2
Cases in Corporate Finance
Issues in Equity Compensation
Trading and Exchanges
International Corporate Finance
Graduate Electives 3
Complete one graduate finance or graduate business elective3
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690Decision Making Capstone3
Total Credits46