More than a third of undergraduate and MBA students in the School of Management choose finance as their area of primary study. In addition to its longstanding programs in finance, the School of Management has launched two Master’s degrees in financial management and financial engineering. Each build upon detailed knowledge of the principles and techniques of financial decision-making, valuation and capital markets, and prepare students with skills to address intricate financial issues.
The MS in Finance-Financial Management track provides students with a finance-intensive program that includes advanced financial theory and practical business applications. Students learn financial strategy and policy-making through theoretical knowledge and analytical skills. This degree provides graduates with career opportunities in corporate finance, portfolio analysis and management and investment banking. Postions include banker, corporate treasurer and chief financial officer.
The Financial Engineering track provides students with a curriculum intensive in mathematics, finance and statistics. Students learn to value existing complex securities and design new complex securities. Financial Engeering program graduates are well prepared for many career opportunities, including positions with multnational coporations managing foreign-exchange risk or their executive stock option program or a major investment banking firm designing complex corporate securities.
The Finance program includes an emphasis on innovation and the commercialization of technology, both important aspects of UB 2020. At the graduate level, issues related to wealth creation and enterprise will be pursued aggressively, capitalizing on the school’s many years of experience in entrepreneurship development.