Our part-time Flex MBA program offers a concentration in Finance
In the era of a growing competitive and ever-changing global economy, the finance discipline has become increasingly important and complex. This has led to an expansion of career opportunities within corporations, investment firms, and financial institutions worldwide. The finance concentration examines corporate financial management internally and externally through analysis of a company’s financial health, its effects on the stock market valuation, and the return on its investments. Successful completion of 12 credits is required for the concentration. This concentration may be completed on-campus and online.
- GBUS 419 Financial Management (3 credits): An intermediate level course in corporate finance. Coverage includes capital budgeting techniques including real options, decision tree analysis, risk analysis, advanced cost of capital theories, capital structure theory, dividend policy, working capital management, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and bankruptcies. The course emphasizes both theory and practice through lectures, cases, and financial modeling exercises. Students not possessing the relevant prerequisites must obtain waivers from the designated finance faculty representative. Prerequisites: (MBA 402) or (ACCT 151 and FIN 125)
- GBUS 420 Investments (3 credits): A survey course in investments. Overview of financial institutions and markets involved in the issuance and trading of securities. Emphasis on valuation and risk assessment of fixed income and equity securities. Construction of optimal portfolios and examination of performance measures. Students not possessing the relevant prerequisites must obtain waivers from the designated finance faculty representative. Prerequisites: (MBA 402) or (ACCT 151 and FIN 125)
You may choose two of the following three courses:
- GBUS 424 Advanced Topics in Financial Management (3 credits): Advanced topics relating to specific areas of corporate finance such as: theoretical and empirical examination of recent developments in financial management, asset valuation and capital budgeting including the role of uncertainty, imprecise forecasts, risk preferences, inflation, market conditions, and the global marketplace, working capital management, leasing, mergers, and financing. The course content may vary between instructors or each time the course is offered. Consent of designated finance representative. Prerequisites: GBUS 419
- GBUS 426 Financial Markets & Institutions (3 credits): Functions and portfolios of financial intermediaries. Sectional demand and supply of funds, nature and role of interest rates, term structure and forecasting, impact of inflation and regulations on financial intermediaries and markets, and current developments in the financial system. Management of assets and liabilities within the U.S. financial institution's legal and economic constraints. Consent of designated finance faculty representative. Prerequisites: (GBUS 420)
- GBUS 473 International Financial Management (3 credits): Consideration of problems arising from the risks associated with international investing and multinational corporation finance (currency, political, etc.). Focus is on (a) investing in international market given the institutional constraints and differences between domestic markets, and (b) managerial issues relating to corporations, investors, and financial institutions. Consent of designated finance faculty representative. Prerequisites: GBUS 419