Specialization in Financial Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Farhang Mossavar-Rahmani

The field of finance has undergone great changes in the last decade and now represents one of the most dynamic activities within companies of all sizes, as well as within nonprofit and governmental organizations. Executives with a background in finance head about one out of every three corporations today.

The financial management program is designed to provide both a sound theoretical and a conceptual framework for financial managers. Special emphasis is placed on growth and diversification policies, evaluation and management of securities portfolios, investment banking and merger strategies, analysis of foreign exchange rate movements, formulation of plans to reduce foreign exchange risk exposure and case and/or research projects dealing with contemporary financial issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the financial condition of the company and recommend the proper course of actions.
  2. Evaluate the capital structure of the company and the impact of that on the raising capital.
  3. Appraise securities portfolios and investment proposal and evaluate the relationship among the returns for foreign and domestic investment instruments.
  4. Assess foreign exchange risk and evaluate the exchange rate systems used by the various governments and the governments’ intervention in the foreign exchange markets.
  5. Evaluate methods of payments for international trade and common trade financing methods.


Program Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):