Finance Concentration



There are 2 finance concentrations: Concentration in Finance (Corporate) and Concentration in Finance (Investment). To receive 1 of these concentrations, a student must take at least 6 electives that are beyond the required core courses, and are from the set of electives specified for each concentration.

Coursework requirements for the Finance Concentration (Corporate):

This concentration is designed for the following career paths: Corporate Finance, Venture Capital & Real Estate, and International Finance. Students should note that electives may have pre-requisite requirements. In addition, not all finance electives are offered each year.

2 Required Courses:
FINANCE 646 — Corporate Finance
FINANCE 647 — Investment

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ACCOUNTG 592 — Corporate Financial Reporting
ACCOUNTG 597 — Financial Statement Analysis
ACCOUNTG 598 — Valuation & Fundamental Analysis

Choose 1 of the following courses:
DECISION 611 — Decision Models
DECISION 613 — Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics

Choose 2 courses from the following set of finance electives:
FINANCE 651 — Entrepreneurial Finance
FINANCE 654 — Advance Corporate Finance
FINANCE 658 — Corporate Restructuring
FINANCE 659 — Emerging Markets
FINANCE 660 — Venture Capital & Private Equity
FINANCE 661 — Raising Capital: Financial Instruments, Institutions & Strategy
FINANCE 663 — International Finance
FINANCE 898 — Project Finance
FINANCE 898 — Advanced Topics in Finance
FINANCE 898 — Real Estate Finance

Coursework Requirement for Concentration in Finance (Investment):

This concentration is designed for the following career paths: Banking, Investment Management, and Research, Sales & Trading.

Both of the following courses are required:
FINANCE 646 — Corporate Finance
FINANCE 647 — Investment

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ACCOUNTG 597 — Financial Statement Analysis
ACCOUNTG 598 — Valuation & Fundamental Analysis

Choose 1 of the following courses:
MGRECON 781 — Global Economic Environment of the Firm
DECISION 611 — Decision Models
DECISION 614 — Forecasting

Choose 2 courses from the following set of finance electives:
FINANCE 648 — Derivatives
FINANCE 653 — Fixed Income Securities and Risk Management
FINANCE 656 — Global Asset Allocation & Stock Selection
FINANCE 657 — Financial Engineering
FINANCE 661 — Raising Capital: Financial Instruments, Institutions & Strategy
FINANCE 663 — International Finance
FINANCE 898 — Project Finance
FINANCE 898 — Quantitative Finance
FINANCE 898 — Advanced Topics in Finance


Dual Finance Concentration Option

Students wishing to obtain a dual concentration in Finance are required to complete a total of 10 courses which are broken down as follows:

2 required courses for the 2 different Finance concentrations (FINANCE 646 and 647)
1 of the following (ACCOUNTG 592, 597 or 598)
1 of the following (DECISION 611, 613, 614 or MGRECON 781)
2 finance electives from the approved list of Corporate Finance elective courses
2 finance electives from the approved list of Investment Finance elective courses
2 additional finance electives from either the Corporate Finance or Investment Finance elective sets

FINANCE 661, FINANCE 663, FINANCE 898 (Advanced Topics in Finance), and FINANCE 898 (Project Finance) may count toward either the corporate finance or investments category but not toward both.