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
Behavioral and Value Investing Malcolm P. Baker Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Building Cities: Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Sustainability John D. Macomber Winter 2015 Q4 1.5
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan, Shawn A. Cole

Michael Chu
Fall 2014

Winter 2015


Corporate Financial Management Lucy White, Yuhai Xuan Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman, Robert White Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects Paul A. Gompers Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Stock Pitching Lauren Cohen, Christopher Malloy Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Innovation in Business, Energy, and Environment (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management and Business, Government & the International Economy) Rebecca M. Henderson, Joseph B. Lassiter, John D. Macomber, Forest L. Reinhardt Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies

Lauren Cohen, Christopher J. Malloy

Fall 204 Q1Q2 3.0
IXP Course: India; Social Entrepreneurship Shawn A. Cole, Arthur Segel, Sid Yog Winter 2015 J 3.0
IXP Course: Latin America; Building Cities John Macomber Winter 2015 J 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Paul A. Gompers Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Development, Design, and Construction John D. Macomber Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Real Estate in Frontier Markets Arthur Segel, Roberto Charvel, Sid Yog Winter 2015 Q3 1.5
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur Segel, Charles F. Wu, Sid Yog

Fall 2014 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Winter 2015 Q3Q4 3.0