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Finance

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.

Major requirements

12.0 hours in total

4.5 hours in base courses

7.5 hours in additional finance elective courses

Course offerings

Base courses (for all Finance tracks)
  • FIN 7210 - Corporate Financial Management I (Valuation, Capital Structure, Securities Issuance)
  • FIN 7220 - Investment Management I (Securities Valuation, Asset Pricing Models)
  • FIN 7230 - Derivatives I (Options and Futures)
Corporate Finance track elective courses
  • FIN 7212 - Corporate Financial Management II (Governance, Corporate Control, Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • FIN 7213 - Corporate Financial Management. III (Restructurization, Distress, Bankruptcy)
  • FIN 7214 - Corporate Financial Management IV (Capstone)
  • FIN 7260 - Financial Institutions
Investments track elective courses
  • FIN 7222 - Investment Management II (Fixed Income, Credit Risk)
  • FIN 7223 - Investment Management III (Investment Strategy, Asset Allocation for Portfolio Management)
  • FIN 7232 - Derivatives II (Advanced Derivatives Valuation, Financial Engineering)
  • FIN 7224 - Trading and Markets
  • FIN 7225 - Student Stock Market Investment Management (3 credit hours)
Risk Management track elective courses
  • FIN 7222 - Investment Management II (Fixed Income, Credit Risk)
  • FIN 7260 - Financial Institutions
  • FIN 7290 - Enterprise Risk Management I (Corporate Risk Management, Hedging)
  • FIN 7291 - Enterprise Risk Management II (Applied Risk Management, Capstone)
Electives
  • AMIS 7200 - Corporate Financial Reporting I
  • AMIS 7201 - Coprorate Financial Reporting II
  • AMIS 7220 - Financial Statement Analysis I
  • AMIS 7221 - Financial Statement Analysis II
  • FIN 7215 - Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FIN 7216 - Private Equity
  • FIN 7221 - Financial Modeling
  • FIN 7226 - Behavioral Finance
  • FIN 7240 - Real Estate I (Planning, Development, Property Management)
  • FIN 7241 - Real Estate II (Valuation, Financing)
  • FIN 7250 - International Finance
  • FIN 7270 - History of Financial Thought
  • FIN 7280 - Legal Business Issues

Employers

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:
  • Ashland Chemical
  • American Greetings Corporation
  • Cardinal Health
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Honda
  • IBM
  • Motorola
  • New York Life
  • PNC Bank
  • Washington Mutual

Action-based learning

Fisher MBAs have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from business leaders such as Warren Buffet and Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

Warren Buffett with MBA student
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.

 

MBA student in Silicon Valley
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.