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Certificate IN Finance

McColl School of Business

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Gain deeper knowledge and skills to evaluate various capital investment and financing decisions faced by corporations operating in a competitive, global environment.

Curriculum

The Certificate in Finance is a 15-credit-hour graduate certificate. It can be completed on its own or as a concentration in the Flexible MBA program.  

Required Courses

  • MBA 605 Managerial Accounting*
  • MBA 635 Managerial Finance*

Plus choose 3 of the following courses:

  • MBA 662 Advanced Managerial Finance
  • MBA 663 Investment Analysis
  • MBA 664 International Financial Management*
  • MBA 665 Futures & Options 

*Prerequisite courses that are not listed may apply.

Course Descriptions

MBA 605 Managerial Accounting
This course examines the way in which managers analyze and use accounting information to make effective managerial decisions. The course focuses on how to compute and prepare special analyses and reports as well as how to interpret those results for decision making purposes. Major topics include financial statements, product costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit relationship, and planning and control. (Prerequisite: MBA 551) 3 credit hours

MBA 635 Managerial Finance
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of corporate finance in a valuation and decision making context. In particular, students will learn to employ a valuation approach for making decisions in areas including capital budgeting, capital structure, cash distributions, raising capital, and mergers and acquisitions. The course blends theoretical aspects of corporate finance with case discussions. (Prerequisite: MBA 553) 3 credit hours

MBA 662 Advanced Managerial Finance
This course provides an in-depth study of financial theory, analysis and application in selected areas. Topics include advanced financial analysis, economic value added, estimation of free cash flows, corporate valuation using free cash flows, risk and return, project-specific cost of capital, capital budgeting applications, capital structure theory and policy, dividend policy, share repurchases, and mergers and acquisitions. Students will apply theoretical concepts learned in course lectures to real-world case analyses. (Prerequisite: MBA 635) 3 credit hours

MBA 663 Investment Analysis
This course includes the study of capital market theory, the balance between risk and return, rates of return required by investors and the study of betas in the capital asset pricing model, all examined from the viewpoint of the private investor. (Prerequisite: MBA 635) 3 credit hours

MBA 664 International Financial Management
This course is an in-depth look at the role of money in the modern economy, the international market for currencies, hedging and speculation in international finance, exchange rates and the effect of international money movements on domestic economic activity. (Prerequisites: MBA 635 and MBA 640) 3 credit hours

MBA 665 Futures and Options
This course focuses on the financial derivatives known as options and futures. Topics include the long and short positions in calls and put options, valuing options using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model, the “Greeks” of options including delta, gamma, vega, and theta, put-call parity, covered call options, options combinations and spreads, forwards and futures markets, arbitrage conditions for options and futures, credit derivatives, comparing hedging strategies for options and futures, using financial engineering with futures contracts to adjust characteristics of stock and bond portfolios, basics of swaps markets, and swaptions. Emphasis is placed on the use of derivative contracts for hedging and speculative purposes.
(Prerequisite: MBA 635) 3 credit hours

Concentration 

Queens Flexible MBA allows you to tailor your experience by offering optional concentrations. Earn a concentration in Finance by completing 3 of the following courses to satisfy the elective requirements of the degree.

  • MBA 662 Advanced Managerial Finance
  • MBA 663 Investment Analysis
  • MBA 664 International Financial Management*
  • MBA 665 Futures & Options

Contact Us

For more information about earning a certificate or concentration, please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office at mccollschool@queens.edu or 704-337-2224.

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