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Master financial tools and analysis, and nurture the connections you’ll need to build your network in the financial services industry with an MBA finance concentration. Suggested tracks in investments or corporate finance further help prepare students for rewarding finance careers.
Concentrating in finance gives your MBA a focus, particularly for students looking ahead to careers in investments or corporate finance. MBA finance program graduates often go on to careers in securities analysis, portfolio management, sales and trading, wealth management, private equity, venture capital, strategic planning, financial analysis, treasury management, and investor relations.
Throughout the concentration, you will learn how securities issued by companies are valued, traded, and combined into portfolios to achieve investment objects. You will also better understand how to create shareholder value by making effective investment and financing decisions within firms both large and small.
Babson's academic centers and institutes provide students with experiences, mentors, events, resources, and more. Through the Centers, students put the concepts they learn in class into practice in the real world. Finance concentrators are encouraged to get involved with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance.
The finance concentration faculty teach in all parts of the finance MBA program. When they’re not in the classroom, they conduct groundbreaking research, consult for companies, and publish in leading media outlets and academic journals.
Patrick Gregory, senior lecturer and managing director of the Cutler Center, uses his experience working in the finance industry and in the classroom to create a more dynamic student experience.
Professor Jennifer Bethel moderated a panel of prominent finance alumni, including Kate Jaspon ‘98, CFO of Dunkin’ Brands, and Karen Snow ‘93, senior vice president for Nasdaq.
Associate Professor of Finance Jerome Taillard is beloved among graduate students, who praise his energy and optimism. According to students, Taillard is “everything one could ask for from a teacher, guide, friend, and mentor.”
I've enjoyed my Finance courses the most. Investment Banking with Spencer Adams and Raising Capital with Michael Bayer are two that stand out. I felt both immediately gave me actionable lessons that I could use in the workplace.
The finance concentration is a twelve credit commitment. Students may choose from a wide range of courses offered by the finance division. Please note that for the four real estate courses listed above (FIN7527 Real Estate Financial Modeling, FIN7565 Real Estate Investments, FIN7570 Real Estate Finance, FIN7578 Real Estate Development), only one is limited to count towards the finance concentrations. FIN7566 (Real Estate Transactions) and FIN9510 (Residential Real Estate) do not count towards the finance concentrations. Any exceptions to concentration requirements must be approved by the Finance Division Chair.
Select a total of 12 credits from the following courses:
These courses will not count toward the concentration, but will provide valuable perspective and/or complementary skills. Some great choices include:
For more information on the finance concentration coursework, requirements, or for other questions, please contact Associate Professor Jia Hao.
Learn more about our Master of Finance, a 9 month, STEM-designated degree designed to help resourceful finance professionals make critical business decisions. Gain functional, deeply quantitative knowledge so that you can delve into finance at a deep level.