MS/MBA Finance

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been designed to provide the appropriate academic preparation for individuals to hold professional careers in either the private or the public sector. It is a comprehensive program directed to equip students with the theoretical basis complemented with necessary tools, techniques, skills, and applications to cope with the complexities and demands of the internal and external business environments and to make better decisions.

The program builds on and develops fundamental knowledge in the area of finance. Students are guided and mentored as to the appropriate pedagogical methodologies that are essential to acquiring critical analytical skills and research capabilities. The individual course of study follows a personalized, interdisciplinary curriculum developed in conjunction with the graduate advisor. The program is a 39 credit-hour, self-contained program. The length of the program for a full-time student is normally two years, but the degree may be earned in less time by attending summer session courses.

Students who have chosen their emphasis in finance are provided with the necessary theory, concepts, applications, institutional environment, and analytical tools essential to proper decision making. The program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in financial institutions, financial markets, and banks. The degree prepares them as well to pursue post-graduate studies and professional certification programs; for example, Junior Investment Analyst (JIA), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA), Certified Finance Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


  • ECO 500 Business Economics
  • FIN 500 Financial Management
  • MGT 500 Contemporary Management
  • MGT 501 Adv. Quantitative Methods in Business
  • MGT 502 Research Methods in Business
  • MKT 500 Marketing Management


  • FIN 520 International Business Finance
  • FIN 530 Behavioral Finance
  • FIN 535 Financial Engineering
  • FIN 540 Financial Markets
  • FIN 545 Corporate Financial Planning
  • FIN 550 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • FIN 555 Islamic Banking Fundamentals
  • FIN 556 Islamic Banking Operations
  • FIN 560 Bank Financial Management
  • FIN 565 Financial Valuation
  • FIN 570 Bank Auditing
  • FIN 575 Advanced Bank Auditing
  • FIN 578 Risk Analysis & Strategy
  • FIN 580 Options / Derivatives
  • FIN 582 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 585 Small Business Finance
  • FIN 590 Special Topics in Finance
  • FIN 592 Mergers & Acquisitions
  • FIN 594 Banking Operations
  • FIN 595 Advanced Banking Operations
  • FIN 596 Seminar in Finance

ELECTIVES (9 credits)

The electives are to be chosen from other concentration courses with the consent of the advisor and may include the following courses

  • FIN 598 Research Project in Finance
  • FIN 599 Research Thesis in Finance
Program taught in:
  • English

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