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MBA: Finance Concentration The MBA curriculum provides a strong grounding in managerial fundamentals while highlighting the strategic role that technology management plays in enhancing business performance and creating sustainable competitive advantage. In addition, it includes a non-pay community service (practicum) course in which students use training in service and process innovation to help solve local community problems. Individual faculty supervise teams of students who work with local agencies and small business start-ups. Projects come from faculty in conjunction with local organizations, agencies, and businesses. Finance The finance elective set prepares students for a career path in corporate finance and for careers in financial services. The special finance challenges in high-tech industries are explored as well as the impact of technology on financial markets and the financial manager in modern corporations. Students following the finance concentration may elect two paths: investments or corporate finance. Students taking the investments option learn about decision-making such as

portfolio choices, making markets in securities, and analyzing non-standard forms of investments. The corporate finance option should be pursued by students who are interested in working and making decisions within firms. This option deals with financing and investment (real and financial) decisions within business entities such as corporations, sole proprietorship, partnerships, or a limited liability corporation.

Contact Lally MBA/M.S. Admissions: (518) 276-6565 | | Rensselaer admits qualified students without regard to age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital status, or disability.

MBA: Finance Concentration Sample Plan of Study | Select Investments or Corporate Finance Option Semester #1 Heroes, Leaders, and Innovators (non-credit) Professional Development Workshop I (non-credit) Talent Management Statistics and Operations Management I Economics and Institutions Accounting for Reporting and Control Design, Manufacturing and Marketing I Semester #2 Professional Development Workshop II (non-credit) Financial Management I Information Systems for Management Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing II Financial Statement Analysis Elective - Financial Trading & Investing or International Finance Semester #3 Professional Development Workshop III (non-credit) Business Implications of Emerging Technologies Practicum in Management Strategy, Technology and Competition I Elective - Options, Futures and Derivative Markets Elective - Risk Management Optional Summer Internship Optional Semester #4 of Additional Electives

Contact Lally MBA/M.S. Admissions: (518) 276-6565 | | Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the United States’ oldest technological university. Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity.

The Rensselaer Lally School of Management & Technology is an accredited member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International).

MBA: Finance Concentration