At the core of any financial officer's career is creating value for the firm. This involves several activities, including design and the implementation of financial policies and regulations; execution of financial plans; management of financial resources; and finally, communication and interaction with investors and the financial community overall.
In the finance major, you will gain a broad understanding of the principles of finance; the use of quantitative techniques; and the application of these techniques to financial decision making. You will have ample opportunities to meet with senior executives who work in the financial services industry. You may also wish to join the Fisher MBA Finance Association, where you'll learn from your peers and Fisher College of Business alumni and start to build a powerful network for your finance career.
Base courses (for all Finance tracks)
Corporate Finance track elective courses
Investments track elective courses
Risk Management track elective courses
Recent graduates in finance have been hired as senior financial analysts, investor relations associates, cash management associates, treasury associates and in controller-related functions.
A wide variety of industries—automotive, chemical, packaged goods, banking, and consulting—hire corporate finance majors. Both large multinational companies and smaller boutique firms are actively involved in recruiting our graduates.
Here is a sample list of recruiters who have hired Fisher MBAs:
Fisher MBAs have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from business leaders such as Warren Buffet and Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Our MBA students have traveled to Omaha, Neb. to meet Buffett twice in recent years. During the visit to Berkshire Hathaway’s corporate headquarters, the business leader and philanthropist engaged in conversation with the students and gave advice on how to handle complex business problems as well as encouraging them to pursue philanthropic endeavors. Read More.
Each winter, students in the Fisher Entrepreneurship Association spend several days in San Francisco and Silicon Valley meeting with venture capitalists. During the trips, our MBA have meet with Fisher alumni working in the field as well as representatives from Garage Tech Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures and The Sand Hill Angeles. To learn more check Aaron Friedman’s blog post about the trip.