The Finance Department comprises world-class researchers, scholars and teachers in all areas of finance. Historically, students have been placed in a broad array of careers with some of the world's top companies.
The department offers a wide variety of classes—including venture capital, entrepreneurship, real estate, fixed income, corporate finance and investments. All master’s-level finance courses are scheduled to avoid conflicts, giving students the opportunity to select from among all of the 500-level finance courses offered.
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Finance is a very popular area of concentration for Eller College MBA Students. The department offers master's level courses for MBA and Master's in Finance students. This creates a vibrant experience in the classroom, where diverse perspectives and backgrounds add to and enhance the classroom experience.
The Finance Department has organized its programs around particular tracks to assist MBA students in career planning. These tracks include investment analysis, corporate finance, real estate and fixed income. Faculty discussions with recruiters highlight the fact that planning your curricula around these tracks enhances your job opportunities.
You are now managing your own career and one ingredient of success is the ability to articulate a strategic plan. The department's tracks are designed to help you establish such a plan and communicate this plan with recruiters through your resume, cover letters, and interviews.
The prerequisite structure in the master's courses, where in place, is designed to facilitate the presentation of material that builds sequentially and is covered in courses over more than one semester. When you click on a course hyperlink, be sure to check for necessary pre-requisites to aid in your planning.
The dual MBA/MSF program allows MBA students wishing to work in finance to obtain the additional credential of the MSF and convey to employers the depth of their financial knowledge both in finance as an important management process and in financial analysis as a specialized area of expertise. The dual degree requires completion of all MMF required coursework for the chosen track, with an additional 12 credit hours above the MBA requirements and six of credit hours for the completion of the MSF master's project. For more information, please contact Kay Ross, Director, Graduate Programs, Finance Department.
MBA Students in other concentrations
The Department recognizes that finance classes can be very beneficial to students pursuing other concentrations within the Eller MBA program. We encourage students to sample the finance courses offered. We hope that all students will have an understanding of our curriculum by reviewing these pages and choosing classes that fit their program and career interest.
CFA Exam Preparation
Students interested in taking the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation exam, a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment professionals, will find that the required courses for this major begins their preparation of required core competencies and the candidate body of knowledge covered on the examination. An overview of the CFA designation and requirements is available here.
CFP and CFM
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