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Gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts, problems, and applications of financial decision-making. You’ll also cover topics related to corporate finance as well as how to appropriately address company-specific finance and strategy questions.
The curriculum focuses on three core areas: corporate finance, financial markets, and investments. You’ll acquire a base of knowledge and theory, in addition to gaining experience with industry standard techniques and tools for related analysis. The coursework also incorporates real-world examples and the use of business case studies.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Describe and implement the capital budgeting process
- Apply valuation techniques to projects and investment opportunities for firms
- Explain how the capital budgeting process and numeric techniques lead to efficient decision-making
- Gain the skills to pursue advancement or more easily change roles in finance
- Qualify for the 807,300 management occupation jobs predicted to be created between 2016 and 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Prepare for roles in finance with an average salary of $74,201 (NACE)
Expected completion time: Four 7-week courses, 28 weeks or 2 semesters.
|MBA 6335||Managerial Finance||3 Credits|
This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques of financial decision-making. The primary learning objectives of the course include knowing what information is necessary for a manager to make effective financial decisions, understanding the corporation’s role in the financial system including how firms are funded and how the securities used for funding are valued, and how financial information should be analyzed and interpreted in order to make effective and informed business decisions.
|MBA 6355||Investments||3 Credits|
An overview of portfolio management and investment performance, as well as equity valuation, market efficiency and behavioral issues will be presented in this course. Also, developing risk and return based on portfolio theory and asset pricing models are addressed.
|MBA 6365||Advanced Corporate Finance||3 Credits|
This course covers topics related to a deeper understanding of corporate finance, including capital structure, dividend policy, long-term and short-term financing, and risk management. An overview of how to address key company specific questions about the firm’s strategy and ability to fund its operations, while at the same time managing and incorporating risk management to maximize shareholder wealth, is also provided.
|MBA 6345||Financial Markets and Institutions||3 Credits|
This course provides a review of concepts, problems, and applications of financial decision making, with an emphasis on equity, fixed income, and derivative and foreign exchange as related to financial markets and institutions.