Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Finance provides up-to-date knowledge of financial theory, analytical techniques, institutional practices, and practical applications. This specialization allows students to become effective decision makers regarding fiscal policy and strategy and prepares them to work as financial analysts, financial managers, and comptrollers.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Finance Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Finance
Units
FIN 605 Financial Institutions and Markets
3
This course examines the role that financial institutions and markets play in the dominant economies of the world. Financial institutions will be explored, with emphasis on the types of institutions and how each type of institution participates in financial intermediation. The roles and interactions of financial markets, governments, businesses, and consumers will be examined with focus on regulation, market structure, interest rates, and the function of central banks and the Federal Reserve.
FIN 610 Risk Analysis and Insurance
3
This course focuses on analyzing and solving risk management problems in business organizations based upon the assumption that risk can be managed if risks are identified prior to a loss and that insurance is an important tool for that purpose. Utilizing managerial, consumer, and societal perspectives, topics include methodology for risk analysis, insurance principles and practices, and techniques for risk and loss control.
Finance
Units
FIN 615 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
3
This course focuses on the analysis of investment options including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, stock options, and derivatives. Capital market theory and market efficiency are examined from a financial management perspective. Students learn to evaluate investments in an international market by incorporating economic conditions, ratios, and market information. Emphasis is placed on portfolio management and diversification.
Finance
Units
FIN 615 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
3
This course focuses on the analysis of investment options including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, stock options, and derivatives. Capital market theory and market efficiency are examined from a financial management perspective. Students learn to evaluate investments in an international market by incorporating economic conditions, ratios, and market information. Emphasis is placed on portfolio management and diversification.

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