The Finance Track develops financial managers who are aware of the external factors and proficient in applying the most current tools and quantitative techniques to provide smooth running day-to-day operations, as well as contribute to the company's long-term success. Students will integrate financial strategy and product market strategy; define and measure asset and portfolio risk and return; and develop and implement capital and dividend policies. Depending on course selection, the skills taught in the Finance Track may also equip students to plan and implement their own financial plan, including managing a personal investment portfolio.
Prerequisite Core Courses:
- BUS 521 Statistical Analysis for Managers
- BUS 531 Managerial Economics
- BUS 551 Managerial Accounting
- BUS 591 Financial Principles and Policies
Choose three from the following:
- BUS 526 Corporate Finance
- BUS 527 Financial Strategy
- BUS 528 Strategic Financial Analysis
- BUS 529 Executive Roundtable
- BUS 541 Money and Banking
- BUS 549 International Finance
- BUS 593 Investment and Portfolio Management*
* Elective also available online
Professional Track Description
Finance is an expanding field of study; by creating new opportunities for skilled professionals to step into significant leadership roles.These roles will be in high demand and command generous salaries that you will want to be poised to secure.If you have hit a plateau in your current finance career, but have the drive and ambition to move ahead or if you are looking to enter the field with an advantage, our MBA Finance Professional Track is meant for you.
You will gain the vital, relevant skills to take on any challenge you will face on your career path through specialized curriculum taught by world-renowned faculty, recognized for their expertise in the field, and work experience in our corporate residency program.
In the classroom, we will focus on financial results by company, division, product, or business unit, getting deep understanding of budgeting, forecasting, and analysis. Students will be exposed to pricing and expense analysis for new products or global expansion, merger and acquisition analysis, treasury functions, and more.
- Paul Williams (Finance Area Coordinator), Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance
- Ed Terry, MBA, Adjunct Faculty Member
- Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty Member
|Professional Associations and Organizations|
|Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)|
|American Bankers Association (ABA)|
|Financial Planning Association (FPA)|
|Financial Management Association (FMA)|
|Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)|
|Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)|
|National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)|