Master of Business Administration: Finance

Master of Business Administration: Finance

Finance Concentration in Rowan's MBA

With the most customizable MBA curriculum in the region, you’ll have the ability to hone your skills in specific areas of business – or explore building knowledge across sectors -- to expand your insights and set yourself apart from the competition.

For MBA students who have strong quantitative and analytical skills and enjoy working with numbers, an MBA with a finance concentration can offer a wide range of jobs across various industries.

For example, in the corporate finance area, potential jobs might include chief financial officer, financial manager, corporate controller, accounting manager, or risk manager; it is also possible to pursue a career path in financial service industries in roles such as managers or VPs in banking, mutual fund, or insurance companies.



MBA Curriculum Requirements and Options

All Rowan MBA students pursue the same 18 credits to satisfy core requirements of the 36-credit curriculum. Rowan MBA students also enjoy the freedom of customizing 18 credits to meet career pursuits. The flexible, customized 18 credits are pursued via six 3-credit courses: two areas of concentration or one area of concentration and three elective courses.

Rowan MBA students can choose two related Concentrations to build significant depth, two distinct Concentrations to build breadth, or even choose one concentration and three elective courses across disciplines to gain a wide view from varying perspectives.

Finance Concentration Coursework

To pursue concentration courses in a theme, consider courses organized in these categories:

  • Corporate Finance: Financial Statement Analysis, Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management, Financial Modeling, and Multinational Finance Management
  • Investment/Asset Management Companies: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Fixed Income Securities, Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management, and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Commercial Banking: Financial Institutions Management, Multinational Finance Management, Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management, Financial Statement Analysis (for Credit Analysts)
  • Personal Finance and Retirement Planning: Advanced Financial Planning and Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Rowan MBA students select 3 courses, or 9 credits, from the below courses to satisfy pursuit of a Finance Concentration:

Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
FIN 04511 Quantitative Methods in Finance 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 04600 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management   3
FIN 04530 Multinational Finance Management 3
FIN 04518 Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management 3
FIN 04560 Fixed Income Securities 3
FIN 04520 Financial Modeling 3
FIN 04505 Advanced Financial Planning 3
FIN 04540 Financial Institutions Management 3
FIN 04512 Capital Budgeting 3
FIN 04516 Issues in Finance 3
FIN 04510 Independent Study - Finance 3
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