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 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Business at the Base of the Pyramid (also listed under Marketing and General Management) V. Kasturi Rangan

Michael Chu
Fall 2015

Spring 2016


Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring Kristin Williams Mugford Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Entrepreneurial Finance (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Ramana Nanda, William Sahlman, Robert White Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Field Course: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Private Equity Projects John Dionne Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Field Course: Stock Pitching Christopher Malloy Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Financial Management of Smaller Firms (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management)Richard S. Ruback, Royce Yudkoff Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
IFC: Africa; Building Cities John Macomber January 2016 J 3.0
IFC: India; Social Enterprise and Private Sector Approaches in Developing India Shawn A. Cole January 2016 J 3.0
IFC: New York City; Private Equity and Real Estate Arthur I Segel January 2016 J 3.0
Investing in Emerging Markets Sid Yog Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Investment Management

Adi Sunderam, Luis M. Viceira

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Investment Strategies Malcolm P. Baker, Samuel G. Hanson Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Managing the Financial Firm David S. Scharfstein Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Private Equity Finance Paul A. Gompers, Victoria Ivashina Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Real Estate Private Equity Nori Gerardo Lietz Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0
Real Property

Arthur I Segel, Charles F. Wu

Fall 2015 Q1Q2 3.0
Venture Capital and Private Equity (also listed under Entrepreneurial Management) Matthew Rhodes-Kropf Spring 2016 Q3Q4 3.0