Female Business Student with LaptopA finance concentration for your MBA provides you with thorough knowledge of financial concepts and analytical skills. You will become proficient in financial management, international finance issues and investments. Cases are analyzed to develop problem-solving skills regarding real-world scenarios.

Technical skills are emphasized and you will learn to apply them to business situations, enabling you to employ a variety of approaches to the financial aspects of any industry.

Summary of Requirements

MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

Starting Fall 2017, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is launching a new 36-credit MBA program. For details about a previous Program of Study, please visit the UB Catalog or speak with your academic advisor. 

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone.

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • FIN 520 Investment Analysis (3 credits)
  • FIN 525 International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 530 Technical Analysis & Trading (3 credits)
  • FIN 540 Financial Analysis & Modeling (3 credits)
  • FIN 545 Financial Derivatives & Risk Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 550 Cases in Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 555 Management of Financial Institutions (3 credits)
  • FIN 570 Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)

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