The objective of the Finance and Investment concentration is to give the students a thorough understanding of the importance and function of the financial markets in relation to developing and monitoring corporate financial policies, and the pricing and use of financial instruments. Graduates of the Finance and Investment program will be highly qualified for management positions such as financial analysts, treasurers, asset managers, financial consultants and similar positions in a range of different companies.
The Finance and Investment concentration aims to combine the best of both American and European business education. World-wide leading textbooks, case material, and highly qualified faculty are part of the essential components at SIMT. A simultaneous emphasis on the unique approach taken by major successful global German corporations focusing on the value-added of knowledge intensive business processes is incorporated.
Students learn how to apply a theoretical framework to real life problems by incorporating financial market information into the decision making process. Students are taught to pay careful attention to the assumptions and limitations of the models and theories applied in order to make them understand how the financial markets function, why different instruments and institutions exist, as well as being able to price financial instruments and to evaluate the consequences of financial decisions.
The overall structure of the degree requires successful completion of 20 courses in four terms. The concentration in Finance and Investment consists of twelve courses in advanced management from the general MBA program, six finance and investment modules, and two elective courses. The elective modules can be selected from a range of options provided.
The first semester provides an introduction to basic management issues which are dealt with in general MBA courses. These general modules include Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting as a basis for the FI program. The second and third semester focus on special FI skills. The fourth semester offers capstone courses and focuses on the in-company project work.
After the successful completion of the fourth semester, optional internships will provide students with practical experience in working for a company or a financial institution for up to four months.
Finance and Investment concentration courses available
- International Financial Management
- International Financial Reporting
- Risk Analysis and Management
- Financial Planning and Control