Regardless of your industry or role, understanding valuation and risk is vital for making sound business decisions.
Broad’s world-class finance faculty bring real-world experience into the classroom, while producing research that garners top awards from leading journals. As an MBA student with a finance concentration, you will be immersed in a robust curriculum that pairs finance courses with electives in accounting, preparing you to handle complex jobs from analyst to mergers and acquisitions specialist to venture capitalist.
If you are interested in pursuing what is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program, as a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program Partner, Broad’s courses will prepare you for the exams.
There’s no limit to what Broad MBA graduates are capable of doing. See where the finance concentration can take you.
Our finance faculty prepare MBA students to evaluate the risks of doing business and the prospects of earning a suitable rate of return. Robust coursework offerings emphasize a number of topics of interest to the corporate finance space. This area of study is paired with offerings from our renowned accounting faculty to offer a robust group of opportunities for the aspiring finance professional.
Applying financial strategies to managerial decision making.
Applications of financial theory through computer modeling. Financial forecasting, cash flow modeling and valuation.
Application of financial theory using computer modeling. Portfolio optimization, risk measurement and option pricing.
Identifying corporate strategies to help manage business, financing and competitive risks. Case studies.
Essential financial theories and quantitative tools related to the field of investments. Topics include behavior and distribution of stock returns, mean-variance optimization model of portfolio selection, basic asset pricing theories and market efficiency.
Investment management, portfolio performance evaluation, active portfolio management, essentials of bonds and derivatives and essentials of international diversification.
Introduction to pricing, trading strategies and hedging applications of forward and futures contracts, swaps and options.
Fixed-income security markets. Valuation of traded instruments.
Advanced fixed income security models. Valuation of instruments traded using derivative securities pricing.
Derivatives pricing and applications to corporate securities, structured products and credit default swaps.
Fundamental analysis of individual stocks. Discounted cash flow valuation, relative valuation and special situations. Management of student-run investment fund.
Provides a broad overview of corporate mergers and acquisitions from the finance perspective.
Corporate financial management in a multinational setting.
Financial investments and risk management in a multinational setting.
Measuring and managing the valuation of corporate strategies.
Provides a broad overview of mergers, corporate restructuring, divestitures and bankruptcy from the finance perspective.
Application of the real options methodology to analyze practical problems in corporate finance.
Introduction to the financing and valuation of entrepreneurial startups, venture capital and private equity. How to prepare a successful business plan to raise financing from venture capitalists. Structuring venture capital and private equity deals.
Advanced topics in the financing of entrepreneurial startups, venture capital and private equity. Valuation for entrepreneurial startups, venture capital and private equity, and institutions. Corporate venture capital. Venture capital investing and fundraising. Private equity investments. Sale of venture capital-backed entrepreneurial firm and initial public equity offerings.
Origin, nature, structure and management of financial institutions. Products and services offered, risks and strategies. Applications in domestic and international settings.
Origin, nature, structure and management of commercial banking. Products and services offered, risks and strategies. Applications in domestic and international settings.
Faculty-guided research projects.
Current and emerging issues in corporate finance, investments and financial modeling to supplement and enrich existing courses.
Concepts of financial analysis using U.S. and international accounting information. Supply of and demand for accounting information in financial markets.
Cash flow and earnings based accounting models for business valuation.
Management of information system projects. Modeling of business processes. Management of project scope, time and costs. Planning and control of projects. Program and portfolio management. Consulting issues for effective project management.
Management accounting concepts for strategic management and business unit-management. Performance measurement, planning and budgeting, and control system design.
Design and use of managerial accounting systems to support operational decisions in complex, real-world settings, using analytical techniques and real data.
Equipped with trading desks, real-time data feeds and other financial trading room technology, the Financial Analysis Lab (FAL) allows students to monitor and research portfolio holdings, develop investment ideas and recommend securities for purchase or sale.
Manage the resources of the $5M Student Investment Fund (SIF) using the Financial Analysis Lab trading environment. The approximately $5 million SIF is a sub-account of the MSU Foundation portfolio.
Join the MBA Finance Association to research careers and network in the field. This student-organized group sponsors a Finance Career Fair, the development of alumni contacts, the Finance Speaker Series, and an annual CFA promotion and seminar.
Participate in student treks, such as to a valuation seminar at Amway.
Test your expertise at case study competitions such as the ACG Cup.
Volunteer for social impact projects, such as promoting financial literacy.