Finance Concentration

Every business depends on sound financial management. Build the foundational skill set needed for a successful career.  

Is your future in financial management, government finance, insurance or real estate? Do you aspire to be CFO or CEO, and manage your business to success? Are you ready to manage money for personal investors or large institutions? Do you have the aptitude and fortitude to succeed in high-stakes equity and venture capital?

Be Career Ready

  • Learn the principles of investment decision-making, valuation and trading, and immediately put them into action
  • Explore where finance meets law in electives like financial policy and strategy, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Acquire competencies in risk diversification and portfolio theory, and programming complex models for decision-making
  • Prepare for a quantitative finance career with electives in equity, bond and derivative markets in a curriculum built on advanced mathematics, finance and statistics
  • Gain a comprehensive view of global economics and international finance for a career that can cross borders

Customize your MBA finance interest and increase your marketability by choosing a secondary concentration like analytics or management consulting. Pair finance with your engineering, law or health care dual degree to be better equipped in the business side of your industry.

Take advantage of our immersive action-learning New York City Finance and Law program for a full semester in Manhattan, working with practicing finance and law experts. 

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School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
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Concentration Requirements

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Fall Semester

MGF 633LEC Investment Management

This course provides students with a general understanding of the operation of capital markets and basic analytical tools of investment management. Specifically, the course covers such topics as principles of valuation, risk analysis, modern portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), market microstructure, index models, arbitrage pricing models, bonds and common stocks valuation, efficient market hypotheses, investment management, and option pricing models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2018 | Spring 2018


MGF 633 - if not taken in first spring semester - 3 credits
  • Finance electives – 6 credits
  • Electives and/or internship – 6-9 credits

Spring Semester

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


  • Finance electives – 6 credits
  • Electives – 6-9 credits

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