Investment Management Specialization

To prepare students for career paths in investment management, the Owen faculty has created a comprehensive Investment Management Career Specialization that consists of a sequence of 10 Finance courses.

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Required Courses

Number Course Title
Credits
411A Financial Reporting I
2
441B Financial Reporting II
2
431 Investments 2
432A Corporate Valuation
2
433A International Financial Markets
2
435A Equities Markets
2
435B Bond Markets
2
435C Derivative Markets
2


Electives—choose two credit hours from the following

NOTE: A student taking two courses in this category is not required to take a secondary elective.

Number Course Title
Credits
532 Risk Management
2
535A Derivative Securities Valuation
2
536 Active Portfolio Analysis
2

Secondary Electives—choose two credit hours from the following

Number Course Title
Credits
432B Corporate Financial Policy
2
436 Financial Institutions
2
513 Financial Statement Analysis
2
530 Mergers and Acquisitions
2