Finance is essential to business, and an increase of your financial acumen will add to your effectiveness as a manager.  Courses help you develop the ability to evaluate financial problems and formulate sound financial decisions and policies. Although emphasis is on financial management of profit-oriented organizations, the principles and concepts covered are applicable to nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Core courses:

MBAC 6010 Managerial Economics
This course studies the elements of the business firm's fundamental problem -- how to maximize profits. It develops for each element managerial theory based upon introductory and intermediate-level microeconomics; analyzes various applications and misapplications of the relevant concept, primarily through case studies. Differential calculus and statistics are used throughout the course.

MBAC 6060 Corporate Finance
This course analyzes the implications of modern finance theory for the major decisions faced by corporate financial managers and develops the basic skills necessary to apply financial concepts to the various problems faced by a firm. Includes capital budgeting, capital structure, long-term financing, short-term financial management, and financial planning topics. 

Elective courses:

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MBAX 6111 Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance addresses a variety of topics including financial valuation, various sources of funds, structures and legal issues in arranging financing, the private and public venture capital markets, and preparation for, and execution of, an initial public securities offering.

MBAX 6221 Investment Management and Analysis
Covers managing investment portfolios by blending academic theories and evidence with practitioner experience. Topics include risk and return relationships, securities, value theory (capital asset, arbitrage, and option pricing), portfolios, and performance evaluations.

MBAX 6211 Applied Financial Management HYBRID COURSE DELIVERY
This course analyzes the financial condition, planning, and control of current assets, current liabilities, and long-term financial arrangements. Topics include financial planning, managing working capital, short- and long-term financing, capital budgeting, valuation, and capital structure policies. Case studies are emphasized.

MBAX 6761 Managerial Accounting, Planning & Control
An organization’s long-term competitive success is critically dependent on 1) information about its products, services, processes, organizational units, suppliers, and customers; 2) its ability to act logically on that information, and 3) its ability to rely on this information to motivate employees and control performance. This class introduces managerial accounting, which includes the concepts, models, and systems that provide this information and control.  

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