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Merrick School of Business

Program Requirements

Program Requirements [30-39 credits]

(Effective August 2014)

Foundation Coursework [0-9 credits]

  • Accounting and Business Foundation Coursework 

    Foundation Course "Waivers": Information pertaining to course waivers can be viewed on the UB/Towson M.B.A. website.

    ACCT

    505

    Accounting Essentials (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: graduate standing

    ECON

    505

    MicroEconomics (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: graduate standing

    ECON

    506

    MacroEconomics (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: graduate standing

    FIN

    505

    Essentials of Finance (1.5 cr) Prerequisites: ACCT 505, ECON 506,OPRE 505

    OPRE

    505

    Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: graduate standing

    OPRE 506 Managerial Statistics (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: OPRE 505

Degree Requirements [30 credits]


  • Required Coursework [21 credits]

    FIN

    605

    Financial Management (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 505, ECON 506 and OPRE 505

    FIN

    615

    Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 605 or FIN 640 -or-
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 605

    FIN

    700

    Financial Reporting (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640 and either FIN 615 or FIN 625

    FIN

    705

    Advanced Financial Analysis (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640 and either FIN 615 or FIN 625.

    FIN

    715

    Investment Analysis (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640 and either FIN 615 or FIN 625.

    FIN

    720

    Global Finance (3 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 605 or FIN 640

    FIN

    725

    Risk Management (3 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 605 or FIN 640

    FIN
    780
    Business Valuation (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640 and either FIN 615 or FIN 625.
  • Electives [9 credits] 
    Select three courses from the following:
    ENTR

    760

    Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (3 cr) Prerequisite: FIN 605 or FIN 640

    FIN

    704

    Financial Markets and Institutions (3 cr) FIN 605; or FIN 640

    FIN

    750

    Real Estate Investment (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640 and either FIN 615 or FIN 625.

    FIN

    770

    New Venture Financing (3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640

    FIN

    797

    Special Topics in Finance (1-3 cr) Prerequisites: FIN 605; or FIN 640

    FIN
    799
    Individual Research (3 cr) Prerequisite: Approval of finance instructor, department chair and academic adviser