The Portland MBA: Finance Option (Specialization)

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A specialization in finance is one of the best investments you can make in your career. Gain tangible technical expertise and position yourself for a bright future in corporate finance or investments. Develop competence in core quantitative theories, specialized tools, and practical application through a forward-thinking curriculum. Whether you are launching a new career or planning to move ahead at your current company, The Portland MBA in Finance specialization offers training and connections to propel you toward your goals.

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  • Best Business Jobs: Finance Manager ranked no. 10, U.S. News and World Report
  • Best STEM Jobs: Finance Manager ranked no. 17, U.S. News and World Report

The Portland MBA: Finance Option Courses

Students must complete 20 credits from the Master of Science in Finance program to add the finance option to their MBA degree and earn an MBA in Finance. The 20 credits consist of 12 required and 8 elective credits that students will select from the list below. All MBA students must meet the course prerequisites. Proposed for Fall 2019.  The current Finance Option for 2018 and 2019 graduates is 16 credits. Please check our 2018 - 2019 bulletin for current prerequisite requirements and course descriptions.

Required Courses:
 

ACTG 553: Financial Statement Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513

FIN 552: Investments (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513

FIN 565: Corporate Financial Strategies (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513
 

Elective Courses:
 

FIN 531: Financial Institutions (2)
Prerequisite: FIN 516 or concurrent

FIN 573: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513

FIN 545: Hedging and Risk Management (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513

FIN 510: Blockchain Seminar (2)
Prerequisite: None

MGMT 533: Alliances & Acquisitions (4)
Prerequisite: None

FIN 555: Applied Econometrics for Financial Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: FIN 513

FIN 521:  New Venture Finance (4)
Prerequisite: None

BA 526:  International Trip: Europe (4)
Prerequisite: None