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MBA Financial Management Concentration Checklist

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2014 or after.

Concentration Requirements

The Finance concentration requires a minimum of 12 hours of courses above the required core courses. To satisfy requirements for this concentration, students must take at least four (4) finance courses.

MGMT 571 and MGMT 577 are required courses, unless any of the Finance Faculty Concentration Advisors (currently Professor Leslie Boni, Professor Gautam Vora, and Associate Professor Hsuan - Chi Chen) approves substitute finance courses. The remaining two (2) courses can be selected from the Finance Elective Courses list.

Two (2) additional courses must be chosen from the following:

MGMT 516Entrepreneurial Finance in High Technology - Prerequisite: MGMT 511
MGMT 570Analysis of the Financial System – Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 572Securities Analysis – Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 573Seminar in Management of Financial Institutions – Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 574Seminar in International Financial Management – Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 576Seminar in Futures and Options (Typically Offered Spring Semester) - Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 578Fixed Income Securities – Prerequisite: MGMT 526
MGMT 579Applied Investment Management – Prerequisites: MGMT 571 and Instructor Permission Required

Please arrange to meet as soon as possible with one of the finance concentration faculty co-advisors to discuss career opportunities, internships, and course choices.

Financial Management Faculty Advisors

Gautam Vora
  • Gautam Vora
  • Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-0669
  • Office: ASM 2102
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  • Bio: Dr. Vora received his Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University in 1982 and joined the faculty at UNM in 1989. Professor Vora has published in a number of Finance, Economics and Management journals, such Journal of Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Business Research, Yale Journal on Regulation, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Derivatives, Creative Industries Journal and Modern Economy, among other publications.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including Applications in Business Finance and Advanced Problems in Finance.

Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Hsuan-Chi Chen
  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: (505) 277-4702
  • Office: Hokona 362
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  • Bio: Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida in 1999 and joined the faculty at UNM in 2007. Professor Chen has published in a number of Finance and management journals, such as Journal of Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among other publications.
    Professor Chen is in the editorial board of Asia Pacific Management Review and Journal of Financial Studies. Professor Chen is also an "Ad Hoc Referee" for a number of journals such as Applied Economics, China Economic Review European, Journal of Finance, among other finance journals.
    He teaches a number of finance courses, including International Financial Management, Equity and Capital Markets, Derivatives, and Seminar in Futures and Options.

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