Banking Specialization

The banking specialization includes courses on investment banking and global banking, as well as risk management and related topics. The banking specialization may be suitable for students who see themselves entering careers in commercial or investment banking, or for students in other finance functions (e.g. corporate treasury) where banks are a primary provider of financial services, and other disciplines that support banking infrastructure (e.g., information systems).

Academic Advisor: Professor Yakov Amihud, 212-998-0720 

Course List 

*Students are required to take at least 6 credits from the FINC-GB Finance course designator.

Course Title Course Number
ECON-GB.2333 Monetary Policy, Banks, and Central Banks
ECON-GB.2343 Financial Crisis and the Policy Response
ECON-GB.2392 Development of Financial Institutions and Markets
FINC-GB.2150 Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
FINC-GB.2310 Managing Financial Businesses
FINC-GB.2334 Financial Service Industry
FINC-GB.2339  Real Estate Capital Markets
FINC-GB.2347 Climate Finance: An Economic and Financial Approach to Climate Change
FINC-GB.2349 Trading Cash and Derivative Securities
FINC-GB.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical risk
FINC-GB.3103 International Finance—International Investments Analysis
FINC-GB.3106 Topics in Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3112 Risk Management in Financial Institutions
FINC-GB.3120 Private Banking and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3122 Investment Strategies
FINC-GB.3129 Behavioral and Experimental Finance
FINC-GB.3145 Investment Banking and Private Equity in Media and Entertainment Finance
FINC-GB.3148 Social Venture Capital
FINC-GB.3165  Topics in Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3173 Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3188 Topics in International Finance
FINC-GB.3196 Mergers and Acquisitions
FINC-GB.3198 Bankruptcy and Reorganization
FINC-GB.3199 Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization
FINC-GB.3305 Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3312 Risk Management in Financial Institutions
FINC-GB.3320 Managing Investment Funds
FINC-GB.3331  Valuation
FINC-GB.3332 Portfolio Management
FINC-GB.3333  Debt Instruments and Markets
FINC-GB.3335  Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3340  Advanced Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3345 Law and Business of Corporate Transactions
FINC-GB.3353 Law and Management of Financial Services Businesses
FINC-GB.3354 Investing in Microfinance
FINC-GB.3357 Private Investing and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3361 Entrepreneurial Finance
FINC-GB.3365 Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB ​3368 Private Equity Deal Analysis and Simulation
FINC-GB.3373 New Venture Financing
FINC-GB.3387 Global Banking and Capital Markets
FINC-GB.3388 International Financial Management


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