413 Hayden Hall
617.373.8798 (fax)
Olubunmi Faleye, Professor and Group Coordinator,

The role of people trained in finance is expanding rapidly within the business world. Changes on the financial scene—rising securities prices, fluctuating inflation, currency values and interest rates, and globalization of markets—have created an awareness that financial knowledge is essential to the effective management of business firms and many other types of organizations.

Finance is the management of real and monetary assets for businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, governments, and individuals. Finance courses draw on accounting principles, economic theory, and quantitative methods. These courses develop methods to direct the way capital is acquired and managed. Students are exposed to economic and financial systems and how they operate. They also are given an opportunity to analyze economic trends and indicators and to apply this analysis to financial decision making.

Students may specialize in one or more of the following areas: corporate finance, investment management and analysis, risk management, and real estate. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate financial management, security analysis, investment management, security or insurance brokerage, credit management, and risk management with corporations, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Portfolio Management
Behavioral Finance
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity