MBA Required Curriculum (1st Year)

Finance I

This course examines the role of finance in supporting the functional areas of a firm, and fosters an understanding of how financial decisions themselves can create value.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic analytical skills and principles of corporate finance.
  • Functions of modern capital markets and financial institutions.
  • Standard techniques of analysis, including capital budgeting, discounted cash flow valuation, and risk analysis.

Finance II

This course builds on the foundation developed in Finance I, focusing on three sets of managerial decisions:

  • How to evaluate complex investments.
  • How to set and execute financial policies within a firm.
  • How to integrate the many financial decisions faced by firms.

The Finance II course is divided into four blocks of material:

  • Advanced valuation—valuation of levered firms and projects.
  • Advanced valuations—options as a metaphor for flexibility.
  • Financial choices of firms—financing, distributing funds to shareholders, managing risk.
  • Integrated financial decisions, especially in the face of conflicts of interest and different legal/regulatory rules.

MBA Elective Curriculum (2nd Year)

Course Title Faculty Name Term Quarters Credits
Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure John D. Macomber Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Corporate Financial Operations C. Fritz Foley Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Shared Value and Impact Investing Shawn A. Cole, Vikram S. Gandhi, Mark Kramer Fall 2016 Q1 1.5
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, Robert White Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects John Dionne Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Africa; Building Cities John Macomber January 2017 J 3.0
IFC: London; Beyond the "Square Mile": Investing, Private Equity & Real Estate Arthur I Segel January 2017 J 3.0
Investing in Emerging Markets Sid Yog Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Investment Management

Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Malcolm P. Baker, Samuel G. Hanson Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Mergers and Acquisitions Processes and Structures John C. Coates Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Victoria Ivashina Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2017 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur I Segel, Charles F. Wu

Fall 2016 Q1Q2 3.0