MBA Concentration in Finance
The Finance concentration will enable students to pursue an MBA degree while preparing for their CFA examinations.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program features a cross-functional pedagogical approach. As such, textural components embodied within the business environment are interwoven throughout the curriculum. These components, or perspectives, include but are not limited to ethical, political, regulatory and social influences on organizations. An emphasis is placed on the acquisition of and/or refinement of communication skills, quantitative analysis, and technological applications within the context of business. Areas of core competency are emphasized in the eighteen lower core credit hours: these areas include financial reporting, analysis and markets, domestic and global economic environments of organizations, management information systems, and human behavior in organizations. The upper core courses (either 15 credit hours or 12 credit hours depending on your choice of concentration) focus on the integration of the lower core areas with the application of cross-functional approaches into organizational issues.
The MBA curriculum also offers a broad range of elective courses in each of the schools’ four departments: Accounting and Law; Economics, Finance, and Global Business; Marketing and Management Sciences, and Professional Sales. The program’s rigorous coursework requires a familiarity with requisite quantitative and technological concepts. Upon enrollment, students are encouraged to take screening examinations in 1) quantitative analysis and 2) technology, and are advised on taking introductory courses in those areas if necessary.
The Cotsakos College of Business has received accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Only about 5% Business Schools in the world are accredited by AACSB.
Requisite Skills Credit Hours (optional)
- Mathematical Methods for Business
- Computers and Applications
Lower Core Credit Hour Requirements (may be waived) 18 credits
- Management Process and Organizational Theory
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Economic Analysis
- Management Information Systems
Upper Core Credit Hour Requirements (Mandatory for all Students) 12 credits
- Statistics for Quantitative Analysis
- Organizational Behavior and Communication
- Business, Government, and Society
- International Economics and Finance
Finance Concentration (for all Finance Concentration Students) 18 credits
- Investment Analysis
- Financial Planning and Capital Budgeting
- Investment Policy, Ethics, and Port Management
- Derivative Securities
- Financial Analysis and Decisions
- Any 6000-7000 CCOB Course
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Last updated February 9, 2016