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Concentration in Finance

About the Finance concentration

Finance has been fundamental to business, both in theory and practice — it is no less important in today’s challenging economy. Corporations and financial institutions alike run the numbers on every decision they make, at any level and in any department; financial analysis is an essential consideration of business leaders. Making intelligent decisions within the firm requires a powerful analytical tool set. In a corporate setting, financial managers must master valuation concepts, risk-return analysis, capital structure, corporate financing and more. Terry's Finance concentration prepares students for the role of financial manager with core courses covering the essentials of financial management and elective courses providing exposure to specific areas of interest, such as Real Estate and Risk Management.  Students interested in pursuing careers in investing and portfolio management can complete coursework in valuation, investments, and derivatives and have opportunities to gain greater breadth of study through additional electives.  Assessing risk, pricing assets, and valuing stocks and bonds are all key concepts in this area.

Georgia MBAs who graduate with a concentration in Finance pursue careers in investment banking with companies like SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Duff and Phelps, or Kurt Salmon Capital Advisors; investment management with companies like Aflac or Vanguard; and corporate finance at companies like AT&T, Equifax, or Intel.  Finance graduates also pursue and accept roles in leadership development programs where they can apply their skills to a variety of strategic initiatives within one organization.

Typical job titles

  • Associate Finance Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Associate – Asset Finance Group
  • Associate – Syndicated and Leveraged Finance
  • Relationship Associate

Concentration Path - Finance

Curriculum

Required Courses (9 hours)

  • Choose one of the following FINA 6320: Derivative Security Markets (Fall & Spring), FINA 7310: Investments (Fall), or FINA 6810: International Finance (Fall & Spring)
  • ACCT 7600: Financial Statement Analysis (Spring)
  • FINA 7110: Valuation (Spring)

Suggested Electives (9 hours)

  • ACCT 7100: Managerial Accounting (Fall & Spring)
  • ECON 7940: Economics of Managing Organizations (HR & Human Capital) (Fall & Spring)
  • MGMT 7011: Leading Evolving Organizations (Fall)
  • ENTR 7505: Entrepreneurial Finance (Fall & Spring)
  • LEGL 7050: Negotiations (Spring)
  • REAL 7830: Real Estate Finance (Spring)
  • RMIN 7100: Fundamentals of Risk Management (Fall & Spring)
  • ECON 7950: Competitive Strategy and Structure (Fall)
  • FINA 6320: Derivative Security Markets (Fall & Spring)
  • FINA 7310: Investments (Fall)
  • FINA 6810: International Finance (Fall & Spring)
  • FINA 79250e: Financial Modeling (Spring)
  • REAL 7600L Investment Analytics (Fall)

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