The Finance Emphasis focuses on developing comprehensive insight into financial markets and analyzing the rationale behind the financial actions taken within firms. Finance emphasis courses examine the linkages between the financial structures present in the external environment and the financial arrangements internal to business. Students investigate a variety of approaches and tools useful in financial decision making to evaluate risk and return in both the domestic and global contexts.

This School of Business MBA Emphasis provides an alternative for students to substitute core MBA courses with offerings that focus on:

  • Operating characteristics of financial intermediaries and financial markets
  • The relationship between elements of risk and diversification
  • Corporate approaches to global financial markets
  • The integration of financial decision making on corporate actions and success

Finance Emphasis Courses:

FINC 661W Financial Markets and Institutions
Analysis of the role of money/capital markets and financial institutions in the allocation of capital in the economy. Depository and non-depository financial institutions are examined with special attention to the evolution and regulation of such institutions.

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4) 
An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include: time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, options and their applications in corporate finance.

INTB 693W Global Finance (4)
Study and application of finance in the global arena. Focus of critical attention on how financial strategies, risk, tools, investments, theories, and institutions work in a global context. May be substituted by INTB-670 International Area Studies (Study Abroad).

FINC 662W Investment Theory and Analysis (4)

Examination of theoretical framework for investments and portfolio analysis. Focuses on development of investment objectives and evaluation of risk-return trade-off leading up to optimal portfolio selection and management.