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Master of Business Administration: Finance Specialization

This information is intended for prospective students or those who entered the MBA program in Fall 2014 or later.
Students admitted to the MBA program in the Fall of 2013 or earlier should refer to the information contained in the Finance POS Worksheet instead of this page.


The Master of Business Administration Finance Specialization provides students with an academic curriculum that focuses on four career tracts: Financial Management, Investment Management, Financial Institutions Management, and Wealth Management.

MBA Course Requirements

For general MBA program requirements please refer to the Official Program of Study for the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Finance Specialization Description

Finance Specialization (12 units): In addition to BA 629, the core finance course, choose FOUR finance electives.

Finance Specialization Electives

  • *Offered each semester
  • **Offered once each year
  • ***Offered every other year
FIN 522 – Individual Insurance Management* FIN 652 – Seminar in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management**
FIN 585 – Estate Planning Issues and Practice** FIN 653 – Case Studies in Financial Management**
FIN 589 – Personal Financial Planning* FIN 654 – Seminar in International Business Finance** (Summer)
FIN 590 – Personal Financial Planning Practicum** FIN 656 – Seminar in Financial Institutions**
FIN 617 – Financial Management II** FIN 659 – Decision Making in the World Economy**
FIN 641 – Financing the Emerging Enterprise** FIN 783 – Seminar in Real Estate Investment and Development**
FIN 642 – Financial Risk Management** ACCTG 620 – Financial Measurement and Reporting*
FIN 651 – Seminar in Investments** ACCTG 663 – Financial Statement Analysis*

Career Track Course Recommendations

Financial Management Investment Management Financial Institutions Management Wealth Management
  • *Offered each semester
  • **Offered once each year
  • ***Offered every other year
FIN 617** FIN 651** FIN 617** FIN 522*
FIN 641** FIN 652** FIN 651** FIN 585**
FIN 651** FIN 654** FIN 654** FIN 589*
FIN 653** FIN 659** FIN 656** FIN 590**
FIN 654** ACCTG 663* FIN 659** FIN 651**
FIN 659** ACCTG 663* FIN 652**
ACCTG 620*
ACCTG 663*

NOTE: Students are responsible to verify prerequisite requirements for the courses they select.

MIS 688 (Information Systems & Strategies in Orgs) is a recommended elective for all MBA students. This class does not count toward the Finance specialization, but will count towards the remaining electives students need to complete.

AACSB accredited

The Fowler College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business