MBA/MS in Finance 

A combined 78 credits for these two degrees (36 credits for the MS in Finance and 42* credits for the MBA) is reduced to 63 credits through credit-sharing. 

Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. 

Students may begin their studies in either program. Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive two degrees and two diplomas. The degrees must be conferred simultaneously. 

*Up to 6 credits may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of 'B-' or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years. 

Learning Goals and Methods in the Professional MBA Program 

Knowledge Area Related Learning Goal
Ethical Competency Students will be able to recognize ethical dilemmas in an organizational context and apply ethical decision-making frameworks to business decisions.
Sustainability Perspective Students will recognize and apply sustainability principles to strategic decisions as a means for competitive differentiation.
Problem Solving Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze complex situations, analyze information and evaluate alternatives from different perspectives to develop solutions for business problems and to seize innovative opportunities.
Management and Leadership Skills Students will gain innovative managerial and leadership skills for motivating people and creating positive organizational change.
Cultural Intelligence Students will possess the skills to manage effectively in a global business environment.

Learning Goals and Methods in the MSF Program 

Knowledge Area Related Learning Goal
Valuation Students will demonstrate an understanding of the determinants of long-term value creation in business decisions.
Technical and Analytical Skills MSF graduates demonstrate the technical and analytical skills in financial analysis and valuation necessary for decision making in all aspects of business investment, financing and operating activities.  Graduates are prepared to fully engage in organizations ranging from small and medium enterprises to major corporations. 
Communication Skills MSF graduates demonstrate communication skills expected for successful careers financial management, capital markets, banking, corporate treasury, investment management and related fields.
Core Values MSF graduates demonstrate understanding of and appreciation for the core values of transparency, honesty and accountability which promote ethics and integrity in business practice.

Graduation Requirements for the MBA/MS in Finance

MS in Finance Coursework

ACCT 615 Financial Statement Analysis 3 credits
FINC 613 Corporate Finance  3 credits
FINC 617 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 credits
  Capstone Project in Finance 3 credits


Joint MBA-MSF students will fulfill three credits of MSF electives by taking MKTG-535 Marketing Management (3 cr.)

  15 credits

MBA Coursework 

ACCT 501 Accounting Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
ECON 501 Economics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
FINC 501 Finance Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
STAT 501 Statistics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
STAT 510 Applied Statistics  3 credits
GRBU 503 Managerial Decision Tools 1.5 credits
MGMT 513  Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage 1.5 credits
ACCT 515 Accounting for Decision Makers 3 credits
ECON 520 Managerial Economics 3 credits
MGMT 523 Applied Business Ethics 1.5 credits
SCMG 527 Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5 credits

ISYS 525

Managing Information**  1.5 credits
BLAW 529 Business Legal Environment 1.5 credits
FINC 530 Financial Management 3 credits
MGMT 531 Strategic Sustainability and Models 1.5 credits
MKTG 535 Marketing Management 3 credits
MGMT 540 Strategy and Implementation 3 credits
MGMT 545 Executive Insights 3 credits
MGMT 548 Capstone Project 3 credits
Total credits    42 credits

* These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.

**Joint MBA-MSF students will fulfill this course requirement, if they take ISYS-611 as an MSF elective.