International Finance


International Finance MBA Concentration Overview

Concentration will be discontinued for Fall 2014

The International Finance MBA Concentration will prepare students to understand how global financial markets function, including regulations and other international finance requirements. With the globalization of business, international finance has emerged as an important program for students interested in international business operations.

MBA International Finance graduates work as general managers, analysts, and other positions for global organizations.

International Finance Concentration (9 Credits)

Required Courses
6400:681 Multinational Corporate Finance (3 credits)
6400:691 International Markets and Investments (3 credits)
6400:538 International Banking (3 credits)
Choose 3 credits from the following
6400:631 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)
6400:645 Investment Analysis (3 credits)
6400:650 Techniques of Financial Modeling (3 credits)
6400:678 Capital Budgeting (3 credits)
6400:697 Independent Study in Finance (3 credits)
6400:698 Independent Study: Business Law (3 credits)

Your course selection within this concentration can satisfy the MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits) requirement of the MBA Requirements. Contact a Graduate Adviser for more information

Additional MBA Requirements

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6400:602 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • 6400:655 Government and Business (3 credits)
  • 3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • 6700:695 Gateway Internship* (3 credits)

(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
  • Writing
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics

There are many ways to show proficiency, including testing.

MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)

  • 6700:696 Leading and influencing (required in year 1, first semester) (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Professional Integrity and Social Responsibility (1 credit)
  • 6700:696 Negotiation (1 credit)
  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)

MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)

  • 6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management (3 credits)
  • 6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • 6800:605 International Business Environments (3 credits)

*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)

The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration. Review the full list of approved Action Learning courses.

Integrative Course

  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (3 credits)

(Restricted to students graduating within two semesters.)

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.