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Concentrate in Finance

The finance curriculum can be divided into two subfields - corporate finance and investments/capital markets. The finance chart lists the advanced electives by the subfield to which they belong and the associated prerequisites. Note that the material in several courses overlaps both subfields.

If you are not concentrating in Finance, but would like to be have some exposure to corporate finance and investment/capital markets, Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2) followed by Corporate Finance (FINC-UB 7) provides an excellent overview of these two areas in finance.

No more than six finance courses beyond FINC-UB 2 should be taken as part of a student’s program of study.

For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.

Finance Program Requirements (12 units)

To complete the finance area of study, students must complete the following courses in addition to Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2):   
Corporate Finance FINC-UB 7 
3 Advanced Finance Electives Please see the list of advanced finance courses.


Advanced Finance Courses

Advanced Corporate Finance FINC-UB 8
Alternative Investments I: Principles and Strategies FINC-UB 15
Alternative Investments II: Practice and Applications FINC-UB 16
Risk Management in Financial Institutions FINC-UB 22
Topics in Emerging Financial Markets FINC-UB 23
Debt Instruments FINC-UB 26
Behavioral Finance FINC-UB 29
International Financial Management FINC-UB 30
Real Estate and Investment Strategies FINC-UB 35
Real Estate Capital Markets FINC-UB 38
Real Estate Primary Markets FINC-UB 39
Equity Valuation FINC-UB 41
Microfinance FINC-UB 42
Futures and Options FINC-UB 43
Investment Banking FINC-UB 45
Principles of Security Trading FINC-UB 49
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring FINC-UB 50
Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance FINC-UB 61
Hedge Fund Strategies FINC-UB 66
Independent Study in Finance FINC-UB 94-99
Financial Modeling and Analysis ACCT-UB 23
Macroeconomic Foundations for Asset Prices ECON-UB 233
Risk & Portfolio Management with Ecometrics MATH-GA 2751
Derivative Securities MATH-GA 2791
Continuous Time Finance MATH-GA 2792
Global Macroeconomic Issues MULT-UB 230
The Financial System MULT-UB 27

Meet with Your Adviser

To ensure proper concentration progress consult your Academic and Faculty Adviser.