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This Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with a specialization in Finance is designed for students interested in developing a global perspective on economics and financial management. Coursework is structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they acquire a comprehensive core of business knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and skills common to finance professionals.

Overview:

The goal of the MBA with a specialization in Finance is to help students gain an understanding of areas such as analyzing financial statements and methods used to value companies.

In this industry-focused curriculum, a special emphasis in the study of derivatives offers an in-depth look at their role in risk management. Students can become familiar with the most common types of derivatives from basics to futures and forwards, zero rates, basic, intermediate and advance options. The pricing of options is also emphasized and includes researching and implementing trading strategies and analysis of the Black and Scholes Options.

Objectives:

The AACTD MBA with a specialization in Finance gives students an opportunity to develop a global perspective on economics and financial management. In this program, students can learn how to:

  • Learn how to analyze financial statements and methods used to value companies.
  • Gain an understanding of derivatives and their usage in risk management.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
  • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
  • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
  • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
  • Approach management strategically, including developing plans to improve business operations.
  • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
  • and many more business-related skills.

In addition to core coursework that examines the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of corporate resources, products and assets, this MBA with a specialization in Finance includes courses taught by instructors who have relevant career experience in the modern financial industry. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.

CORE COURSES

  • Global Financial Management
  • Business Research for Decision Making
  • A Managerial Approach to Marketing
  • Strategic Management

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

  • Economics for the Global Manager
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Derivatives
  • Theory of Corporate Finance
 

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