The Finance area of interest teaches students how to make financial decisions for organizations within an environment characterized by risk. Students interested in finance have the opportunity to participate in the two-semester course "O'Neill Student Investment Fund" and manage a $500,000 portfolio. Investment students work on an actual investment trading floor which provides real-time access to professional financial information and a board room where students can discuss ideas and make decisions.
Students also benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities of the Atkinson Finance Association - a chapter affiliate of the Financial Management Association
Students may choose to pursue a formal concentration in Finance. To complete the Finance concentration, students must have been enrolled in the Atkinson School during the 2019-20 academic year, declare Finance as a concentration, complete a minimum of three (3) courses from the following list of elective courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, and meet all other requirements for graduation. The final MBA transcript of students who meet all of the above requirements will list Finance as an area of concentration.
- GSM 6206 - Financial Statement Analysis
- GSM 6258 - International Finance
- GSM 6264 - Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
- GSM 6283 - Corporate Finance
- GSM 6291 - Investments
- GSM 6292A/B - O'Neill Student Investment Fund
- GSM 6293 - Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions
- GSM 6294 - O'Neill Student Investment, Summer