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Master of Science in Finance

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Master of Science in Finance

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Master of Science in Finance

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Master of Science in Finance with a Certificate in Corporate Finance

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Master of Science in Finance with a Certificate in Financial Decision Making

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MBA with Corporate Finance Focus

Course Overview

This focus area is designed for students who want to complement their Master of Busines Administration with additional finance courses. It includes the option to complete the Certificate of Corporate Finance first or take finance courses throughout the program.

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MBA with Financial Decision-Making Focus

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This focus area will help managers use decision-making theory for a better understanding of economic and financial decisions to help guide investors as well as money and corporate managers. It also provides a framework for thinking through a variety of financial issues.

Course Sequence

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  • FIN 635 – FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, AND ECONOMICS

    This course details the fundamentals of financial accounting and finance, as well as microeconomic concepts. It touches on quantitative skills needed to pursue the Master of Science in Finance degree or other master's degrees that entail taking elective courses in finance.

  • MKT 660 – FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING MANAGEMENT

    The course introduces students to the analytical concepts and tools of marketing management. It emphasizes the relationships between marketing and overall company strategy, the development of customer orientation, the integration of marketing throughout the organization, and the implementation of systems for planning and controlling the marketing effort. Students consider problems of consumer analysis, product planning, integrated communication, distribution, and pricing. The discovery and application of marketing management skills are developed through the use of readings, cases, exercises, and class discussions.

  • ECO 690 – ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMIC THEORY

    An economic study of the environment in which the decision-making process takes place in management and the functional areas. It is structured primarily for students without an undergraduate background in economics.

  • BTE 621 – MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    This course is designed to give prospective managers a foundation in MIS sufficient to understand and effectively use information systems. Topics include types of information systems, the role of MIS in organizations, CIO issues, ERP systems, and electronic commerce.

  • ACC 681 – INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

    This course provides an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Since this course focuses on accounting’s role in providing information for management decisions, it also includes techniques for planning and controlling business operations to achieve company goals. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial statements, and financial ratios. From a managerial perspective, topics include job-order, process costing, activity-based costing, cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis, budgets, variances, and capital budgeting.

  • MGT 600 – MANAGING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This course covers concepts of leadership, motivation, group dynamics, personality, organizational development strategies, and other behavioral aspects involved in the effective management of an organization through readings, lecture, video, discussion, and case analyses. The emphasis is on building a sound grasp of leadership practice, and on developing the ability to apply such knowledge to actual business problems.

  • MAS 610 – STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING

    This course covers data analysis, probability concepts, distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression, and correlation analysis.

  • BSL 695 – LEGAL IMPLICATION IN EXECUTIVE DECISION MAKING

    Law and legal processes are examined as they mix with the politics and ethics of business, including the weight given to legal implications in the executive decision-making process.

  • FIN 613 – INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

    This course builds on the Fundamentals of Finance, Accounting, and Economics to provide a more advanced treatment of topics in investment theories, portfolio selection, and corporate finance.

  • FIN 614 – INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS AND VALUATION

    This course uses an inter-disciplinary approach, between finance and accounting, to build knowledge of international finance, financial statement analysis, and company and project valuation.

  • FIN 615 – FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING

    This course focuses on decision-making theory and behavioral finance and includes case applications to apply theory to topics such as agency problems, conflicts of interest, and money management. Students learn about the psychological, social, and cultural determinants of suboptimal managerial behavior and how those common “mistakes” can be avoided.

  • FIN 616 – APPLIED CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course covers topics in corporate finance and business law, which include the financial and legal aspects of mergers, leasing, and financial strategy.

  • FIN 617 – DERIVATIVES FOR FINANCIAL MODELING

    This course explores modeling applications for corporate finance and investment topics, with a focus on financial options, futures, swaps, and financial engineering. It includes theory and applications of derivative securities in equity, fixed income, foreign currency, commodity, and credit markets.

  • FIN 618 – QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND MICROSTRUCTURE

    This course provides a cross-disciplinary coverage of statistics, optimization, and operations management. The tools developed to form the basis of modern analytical business management.

  • FIN 619 – ADVANCED PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

    This course teaches students how to develop and present a business plan, and also enhances oral and written business communications skills. Students will write the plan, identify critical issues, develop reasoned positions, display data, and use visual aids effectively to solicit funding from a hypothetical investor group.

  • MGT 653 – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    This course is an introduction to major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Topics include the design of operations, planning, scheduling, quality control, systems analysis and evaluation, resource allocation, materials requirement planning, and integration of operations management with the other functional areas.

  • MGT 658 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    This course discusses the formulation and implementation of strategy, from a domestic and international perspective, is explored through cases, readings, and decision simulation. The course primarily emphasizes the integration of all the core areas of business. This core course is required of all MBA students.