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Finance MBA

Finance MBA

Is there a Specialist Finance MBA?

Finance plays a vital and integral role in business decision-making. They are many different aspects of finance. The specialist finance MBA doesn't stop you taking the core courses of the MBA. You can't do an MBA without the core curriculum being delivered to you. What then happens is that the electives that you are offered are related to finance. Here is a selection of the kinds of courses you will be able to choose from.


  • Financial Management of Business -an introductory course which aims to survey theory and practice within business financial management.

  • Financial Markets - financial market  theory, structure and operation. An emphasis is put on yield patterns and levels as well as financial investment and savings decisions.

  • Management of Financial Institutions - Examines the regulatory, legal and social environment issues that face building societies and commercial bank management. Includes antitrust, lender liability, risk-based capital, foreign banking systems and depository institution market structure.

  • Financial Analysis and Planning - assesses firm performance by suggesting an analytical structure, laying a foundation for the development of a financial planning system and  the analysis of investment.

  • Asset Management for Business - The practice and the theory of working capital management, capital budgeting, valuation for acquisition purposes and financial analysis.

  • Capital Structure of Business - The practice and the theory behind the various methods of financing a business. Devising a capital structure strategy, investment banking and  cost-of-capital theory.

  • Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets - An introduction to portfolio theory and the models for capital markets to aid financial decision making.

  • Options and Futures Markets - This course provides the student with a knowledge of the problems, concepts and the applications of speculative securities. This includes interest rate, stock index and currency futures; Stock, currency, stock index and futures options; Currency and interest swaps.

  • Investment Management - An understanding of risk assessment and investment analysis. A study of the techniques useful in valuing individual securities, securities market  operations and securities price behavior.

  • International Financial Markets - international monetary systems, international banking, foreign exchange theory and international money markets.

  • International Corporate Finance - international financing, international investment, country and foreign exchange and international money management.

  • Financing the Growth of New Companies - the preparation of accounting statements to identify what funding needs a new business has, several valuation techniques for  companies, including real options and free case flow, and the structure of venture capital markets and private equity plus the IPO process.

  • Financial Markets and the Firm - the financial system in which business firms can raise capital and manage their assets. How the recent technological changes in commercial and investment banking impacted the non financial corporation. How the financial markets for debt, equity and derivatives present businesses with global opportunity.