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  • Finance

    Finance is the study of what organizations invest in, how much they invest, where and how they obtain funds to invest, and how capital markets work.

    Finance is concerned with value — how management decisions affect the value of the firm to its shareholders and how capital markets direct funds to the most valuable uses.

    Specific problems that financial analysts address depend on whether the point of view is that of a corporation, an individual or institutional investor, or public policy.

    Required subjects Units
     15.411* Finance Theory I 9
     15.412  Finance Theory II 9
    Plus two full subjects from the following list (two six-unit subjects count as one elective)  Units
     15.433  Investments 9
     15.434  Advanced Corporate Finance 9
     15.437  Options and Futures Markets 9
     15.438  Fixed Income 9
     15.439  Investment Management 9
     15.444  Corporate Finance 9
     15.445  Mergers and Acquisitions: The Market for Corporate Control 6
     15.447  International Finance: Capital Markets 6
     15.450  Analytics of Finance 12
     15.460  Analytics of Finance II 9
     15.464  Valuation 9
     15.466  Functional and Strategic Finance 9
     15.467  Retirement Finance, Lifecycle Investing and Asset Management 9
     15.518   Taxes and Business Strategy 9
     15.535  Business Analysis Using Financial Statements 9

    * 15.411 also satisfies a departmental requirement.