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MBA in Finance Courses & Tuition
Master of Business Administration <br />

Master of Business Administration

Finance Concentration

MBA in Finance Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our Finance MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

Finance concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your Finance MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Entrepreneurial Finance

Advanced Managerial Finance

Securities Analysis

Mergers and Acquisitions

Management of Financial Institutions

International Finance

Options and Financial Futures Markets

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

Personal Financial Planning

Real Estate Finance

Project Cost and Schedule Control

Project Risk Management

Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN512 – 3 credit hours
This course concentrates on the needs of, and financial issues surrounding, entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include internal financial operations of a venture, obtaining seed and growth capital from various sources, and evaluating funding decisions and alternatives as they impact the firm. Other topics include acquisitions, valuing a company, preparing for and executing an initial public securities offering, planning an exit strategy and bankruptcy. Students apply course concepts using real-world cases.
Prerequisite: ACCT504
Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN516 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses risk, return and the capital asset pricing model; dividend policy; financing flexibility; valuation of securities; derivatives and risk management; and capital structure with the Modigliani-Miller models. The course provides a comprehensive view of financial management with insight into securities analysis, mergers/acquisitions and financial/futures options.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Securities Analysis
FIN560 – 3 credit hours
Securities Analysis develops analytical skills for personal or business investment activities. Security selection based on technical and fundamental analyses is stressed. Techniques for analyzing risk and return are covered for specific investment opportunities. Modern and traditional portfolio management techniques are discussed.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Mergers and Acquisitions
FIN561 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses corporate recombinations and resource allocation. Topics include advanced capital budgeting techniques and valuation methods. Strategies, tactics and rationale for mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and restructuring are discussed.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Management of Financial Institutions
FIN564 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on managing commercial banks and other financial institutions, and on the interaction of participants in money and capital markets. Management of lending is a major topic, and funds acquisition, capital management, portfolio management and issues relating to risk are discussed.
Prerequisite: FIN515
International Finance
FIN565 – 3 credit hours
International Finance examines, in detail, international financial flows and balance of payment considerations. Corporate exposure to international currency fluctuations (including foreign exchange rates and markets), and methods of hedging risks in international transactions, are addressed.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Options and Financial Futures Markets
FIN567 – 3 credit hours
This course develops students' ability to use current concepts, tools and strategies available in financial markets to enhance or protect investments. Topics include put and call buying; covered call writing; put hedging; futures speculation and hedging; and arbitrage. Also discussed are methods of valuation, and the function and purpose of the marketplace.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
FIN575 – 3 credit hours
This course emphasizes fundamental techniques of financial statement analysis. Building on core accounting and investment concepts, coursework addresses analysis (including ratio analysis) and interpretation of financial accounting information such as that presented in balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flows. Coursework also examines accounting information in investment and credit decisions.
Prerequisite: ACCT504
Personal Financial Planning
FIN580 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses personal cash flow management, goal setting, creating and maintaining annual cash budgets, investments, taxation, insurance, and retirement and estate planning. The course helps students achieve satisfaction and success in their personal financial futures. Topics are presented from a practitioner point of view.
Prerequisite: ACCT504
Real Estate Finance
FIN590 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces and develops tools used in forecasting, measuring and analyzing returns from real estate operations. These tools are also used in real estate valuation for funding and sale purposes. With profit maximization the goal, students examine financial leverage and the consequence of income tax, as well as their influences. The inherent risk of real estate and its reduction through modern portfolio theory is discussed. Students apply course concepts using real-world problems.
Prerequisite: FIN515
Project Cost and Schedule Control
PROJ592 – 3 credit hours
This course stresses the need for project managers to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques to developing and managing project financial plans. Topics include cost and benefit estimation; project financial analysis; budgeting; resource allocation; sensitivity analysis; project metrics; and project cost and schedule control using earned value management systems.
Prerequisite: ACCT505, or, ACCT504, and, MIS581, or, PROJ586
Project Risk Management
PROJ595 – 3 credit hours
This course explores various ways to identify, analyze and mitigate the full range of project risks. Coursework also explores the six risk management processes outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide: risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. Using a practitioner approach, students learn risk management techniques by applying them to problems in case studies.
Prerequisite: PROJ586

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

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