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Learn how businesses raise the capital they need to start and sustain themselves. Understand how people invest in companies and how financial markets work. Professors share firsthand knowledge and real-world perspectives on how an economy allocates money to where it will have the most value — giving you the strategic advantage.

The concentration in corporate finance, through its courses, teaches a core set of skills in financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, and risk management necessary in corporate finance positions as well as in other careers such as consulting. Students develop the skills and knowledge base to undertake positions in:

  • Investment banks and commercial banks
  • Corporate finance, treasury, and business development positions in Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies
  • Financial consulting and corporate strategy roles
  • Venture capital and private equity firms
  • General management positions

Students pursuing a concentration in corporate finance should complete nine credit hours (three courses) from the following electives. 

MGT 6066  Corporate Restructuring (3 credit hours)
Understand economic underpinnings of corporate acquisitions. Address sources of acquisitional value and managerial incentives. Take an interdisciplinary approach, looking at legal, economic, and strategic issues. Explore types of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, and more.

MGT 6070  International Finance (3 credit hours)
Learn how to deal with exchange rate risk and market imperfections. Maximize benefit of expanded global opportunities. Explore foreign exchange risk management, international corporate governance, and cross-border M&A. Explore management of multinational firms.

MGT 6086  Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity (3 credit hours)
Current and future managers and entrepreneurs learn to use financial perspective in value creation. Learn effective entrepreneurial practices from the perspectives of users and suppliers of capital and other stakeholders. Focus on financial management within entrepreneurial firms. Cover all phases of life cycle from idea generation to harvesting.

MGT 6090  Management of Financial Institutions (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the financial intermediation sector and the various risks that the financial institutions face. Many tools and topics in the course may be relevant to non-financial firms, such as credit risk. Understand tools to manage financial risks within the firm.

MBA concentrations and immersive tracks are optional. You have the flexibility to take electives in any combination of areas.