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MBA - Financial Reporting and Analysis Major

Objective

To produce students who can read and understand financial statements and related disclosures. Specifically, the major will further develop student skills in analyzing and interpreting financial information including financial statements and the notes to the financial statements.  For students to meet this objective, we will develop their critical thinking as well as their analytical and quantitative skills.

Primary Target Audience--Students preparing for careers in:
  • Commercial or Investment Banking
  • Financial Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sales and Trading, Research, and Portfolio Management
Major Requirements
  • 12.0  total credit hours
  •   3.0 credits of core accounting courses
  •   9.0 credits of accounting or finance electives
Core Curriculum
  • AMIS 7200     Corporate Financial Reporting
  • AMIS 7220     Financial Statement Analysis I
Accounting Electives
  • AMIS 7010     Ethical Challengesin Accounting and Business
  • AMIS 7191     Financial Instruments and Institutions
  • AMIS 7221     Financial Statement Analysis II
  • AMIS 7230     Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • AMIS 7240     International Financial Reporting Standards
  • AMIS 7250     Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting
  • AMIS 7310     Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
  • AMIS 7400     Tax Planning for Managerial Decision Making
  • AMIS 7410     Tax Accounting II
  • AMIS 7420     Tax Accounting III
  • AMIS 7500     Auditing Principles and Procedures
  • AMIS 7510     Assurance Services & Information Quality
  • AMIS 7520     Fraud Examination:  Misappropriation of Assets
  • AMIS 7530     Fraud Examination:  Fraudulent Financial Reporting
  • AMIS 7640     Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • AMIS 7784     Tax Research
Finance Electives (maximum of 3.0 credit hours; no double-counting with other MBA majors)
  • FIN 7210        Corporate Financial Management I
  • FIN 7212        Corporate Financial Management II
  • FIN 7220        Investment Management I
  • FIN 7222        Investment Management II

(NOTE:  Other FCOB MBA electives may qualify as elective with prior approval)

Career Opportunities

Students who have sought a Financial Reporting and Analysis major have been recruited for positions as senior financial analysts, internal auditors, members in the corporate treasurer’s office, internal auditors, and consultants.

Samples of firms that have sought our majors are:
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Crowe Chizek
  • Plante & Moran
  • Nationwide
  • Worthington Industries
  • The Limited
  • State Teachers Retirement System
  • American Electric Power
  • Other Fortune 500 Firms
For Further Information Contact:

Professor Dave Williams
418 Fisher Hall
292-8566
williams.77@osu.edu