Finance

Business leaders with the ability to apply accounting and financial concepts in decision making are in great demand. Managerial decisions, as well as timely analyses of investment alternatives, require input from financially educated professionals.

The AUIS Executive MBA in Finance is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of financial management, financial institutions, and investment strategies. The Finance specialization includes study and application in: portfolio theory, risk management, capital budgeting, capital structure, working capital management, and an assortment of other important financial management topics.

Courses:

FIN 620: Capital Budgeting

This course is intended to provide a market-oriented framework for analyzing the major types of investment decisions made by corporations.  It introduces capital budgeting principles and problems, and project valuation.  This course builds an understanding of value-based management – what tools can a manager use to estimate the effects of alternative strategies for creating enterprise value. The course applies the concepts of: risk and return, projected cash flows, the cost of capital, and the time value of money, to major investment decisions and project analysis and evaluation.

FIN 630: Capital Structure and Working Capital Management

This course delves into several important financial management topics: 1. Selecting sources of funding to maximize enterprise value (Capital Structure), 2. Choosing the optimal policy regarding cash flows to common shareholders (Dividend Policy), 3. Managing short-term (current) assets and liabilities (working capital) for optimal operating performance, and 4. financial planning and forecasting techniques for financial managers.

FIN 640: Special Topics in Financial Management

This course covers more advanced applications of the concepts introduced in the preceding finance courses to: 1. Corporate risk management and the use of derivative financial instruments, 2. Financial management impacts of operating in a global environment, 3. The use of hybrid financial securities in funding a corporation, and 4. The special and very significant capital budgeting problem of corporate acquisitions.