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Finance: Corporate and Investment Tracks

Finance Concentration

The Finance Concentration prepares you for divergent career paths: the Corporate Track equips you for careers within corporations, in positions such as Chief Financial Officer, and the Investment Track trains you for careers within investment companies, in positions such as Chief Investment Officer.

Concentration Coordinator Meir Statman (Finance)

Requirements
The finance concentration consists of twelve (12) finance elective units. All units of finance electives count toward the twelve elective units.

Transcripts will list the concentration as a finance concentration, but students who wish to specialize further are guided toward one of two tracks that would not be listed in the transcript: one for students most interested in careers within corporations, in positions such as Chief Financial Officer, and one for students most interested in careers within investment companies, in positions such as Chief Investment Officer. The finance concentration provides an extensive and deep knowledge of finance, assisting students to transition from technical functions or advance in financial leadership.

Learning Objectives

Students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Know the valuation of financial securities such as stocks, bonds, options and futures, and their financial markets.
  2. Apply finance in corporate settings, such as the choices of investment projects and their management.
  3. Apply finance in investment settings, such as the construction of investment portfolios.
  4. Know the links between finance and other business functions such as marketing and operations.

With the exception of FNCE 3000 or FNCE 3452, all other Finance electives may be be counted toward the Finance concentration requirements. Students may mix and match courses from the Corporate Track, the Investment Track, or any other Finance course.

Courses related to the Corporate Track

We recommend that students pursuing the Corporate Track take the Financial Management course (FNCE 3453) as early as possible, as it is a prerequisite to most Corporate Track courses.

 

COURSE # Course Name Units
FNCE 3453 Corporate Financial Management 3
FNCE 3457 International Financial Management 3
FNCE 3460 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring 3
FNCE 3480 Emerging Company Finance 3
FNCE 3486 Behavioral Corporate Finance 3
FNCE 3488 Financial Instruments and Markets 3
Courses related to the Investment Track

We recommend that students pursuing the Investment Track take the Investments course (FNCE 3455) as early as possible, as it is a prerequisite to most Investment Track courses.

COURSE # Course Name Units
FNCE 3455 Investments 3
FNCE 3459 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
FNCE 3491 Behavioral Investments 4
FNCE 3464 Real Estate Finance 3
FNCE 3474 Derivative Securities 3
FNCE 3482 Business Valuation 3
FNCE 3484 Financial Engineering 3

 

Last update May 2018