The Corporate Finance specialization gives students the tools to make key decisions relating to company investments and financing. These skills stem from a familiarity with the fundamentals of accounting, financial analysis, capital budgeting, and international financial management. The specialization prepares graduates to better understand the workings of financial markets, new product innovations and the rapidly changing world of financial economics.
Corporate Finance is especially relevant for students who wish to understand the broad financial issues and choices that firms face, and in turn, how these choices influence performance, valuation and risk.
To earn the specialization, students are required to take a minimum of 5.0 semester equivalent courses (20 credits) over the course of two years. If you have any questions about scheduling, contact your academic advisor.
An option for MA, MBA and MSF students.
The specialization is useful for students who will work in corporate financial operations and in other finance assignments, such as fundamental company analysis, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and etc. Some examples of employers who commonly hire graduates with expertise in this area include Bain Capital, Ernst & Young and McKinsey & Company.
All students are expected to take the core finance course requirements. For the specialization, 20 credits are required.
Group 1: Required (8 credits):
|FIN 213a||Intermediate Financial Accounting (4 credits)|
|FIN 214a||OR Managerial Accounting (4 credits)|
|FIN 248f||Advanced Corporate Finance (2 credits)|
|FIN 217f||Financial Modeling I (2 credits)|
Group 2: At least 8 credits from the following electives:
|FIN 232a||Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)|
|FIN 218f||Financial Modeling II (2 credits)|
|FIN 203f||International Financial Management (2 credits)|
|FIN 242f||Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)|
|FIN 216f||Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)|
|FIN 240a||Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (4 credits)|
|FIN 231f||Private Equity (2 credits)|
|FIN 288a||Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)|
Group 3: At least 4 credits from the following electives:
|BUS 278f||Corporate Governance (2 credits)|
|FIN 244f||Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)|
|FIN 270a||Options and Derivatives (4 credits)|
|FIN 247f||Commercial Bankruptcy (2 credits)|
|FIN 233f||Project Finance (2 credits)|
|FIN 246a||Applied Corporate Financial Strategy (4 credits)|
|BUS 279f||Corporate Fraud: Detection and Prevention (4 credits)|
|FIN 241f||Financial Planning and Control (4 credits)|