MBA Concentration in Finance

The University of Redlands MBA with a concentration in Finance focuses on developing comprehensive insight into financial markets and analyzing the rationale behind the financial actions taken within firms. Finance concentration 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 with courses 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

More than 94% of 2020 graduates said they were satisfied with their experiences with the curriculum, classroom environment, and education quality at the Redlands School of Business.

Infographic of the MBA program

Required Coursework

In addition to the core and foundational MBA coursework, students completing the MBA with a concentration in Finance will need to complete the following elective courses:

FINC 661: Financial Markets and Institutions (4)

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 693: 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 662: 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.