Yes, you’ll gain the business and management skills that an MBA assumes—but you’ll also gain an added specialization in the area of your choice.
The financial valuation and investment management specialization is ideal for students looking to become experts in portfolio management, macro level investment management, behavioral finance, investment theory and more. You’ll study quantitative and accounting approaches, while also paying particular attention to new branches of investment management that look at human behavior and market factors. You’ll even learn about succession planning—a topic rarely taught elsewhere.
You’ll study with your peers and professors on an iPad mini (provided to you by Lynn that you keep after graduation) to make sure you get the most out of your education. And if you study on campus, you’ll take classes in our brand new International Business Center, designed specifically with business students in mind.
The specialization in financial valuation and investment management will provide you with a very thorough knowledge of finances. By working alongside our industry expert faculty who are active in the financial markets, you’ll hone your skills in financial analysis and management. You’ll study advanced financial management theories, like behavioral finance and technical analysis, using investment analysis and management techniques to create and grow investment portfolios for institutional as well as personal clients.
The global exposure you’ll gain at Lynn will be a great addition to your education and experience, too. About 25% of our students are international. Gaining experience with various cultures and nationalities will help ensure a perfect transition into the global financial markets.
Learn about our undergraduate-level B.S. in Investment Management.
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Financial management MBA: Curriculum
All MBA students will complete a series of seven foundational courses that provide a base knowledge of business and management with topics in marketing, human resources and financial accountability.
Courses specific to the MBA in financial management program:
MBA 646: Measuring and Managing Value
Application of financial theory and models to valuing companies and investment projects. Topics include valuation techniques, forecasting and analysis of financial statements, estimation of incremental cash flows, determination of cost of capital, valuation of projects and companies, and valuation for mergers and acquisitions. Valuation techniques taught in this course include: Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), equity valuation models, discounted cash flow models and financial ration models. Also covered are strategies for WACC determination and global risk determination (Beta). Prerequisite: MBA 645.
MBA 647: Portfolio Management and Analysis
This course acquaints students with modern practices of valuing financial securities and managing investment portfolios. Topics include: securities and capital markets, portfolio optimization methods, asset management and allocation strategies for institutional and individual investors, domestic and international portfolio management, risk management and performance measurement techniques, and efficient market equity valuations. Prerequisite: MBA 645.
MBA 648: Development Strategies
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts, strategies and tactical efforts managers and executives need to successfully plan and execute global development efforts. Topics covered in this course include a thorough review of the various corporate development strategies available to companies wanting to reevaluate, expand or restructure their operations. Among the specific areas covered are: Greenfield expansion, strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, IPOs and divestitures. The effects of complex international and domestic economic and political forces on all development projects are emphasized. Prerequisite: MBA 646.
Financial management MBA: Requirements
Graduates of the MBA in Financial Valuation and Investment Management program must complete 12 three-credit courses, which include six foundational courses (21 credits), three financial/investment management specialization courses (9 credits) and two electives (6 credits).
Financial management MBA: Career opportunities
Professionals who are capable of figuring finances and investment opportunities have remarkable opportunities across the business spectrum. Your MBA with a specialization in Financial Valuation and Investment Management can help you qualify for roles in private banking, investment management, wealth management, financial analysis, hedge fund management or mergers and acquisitions, to name a few.
Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities in finance and investment management—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue with this degree:
- Financial analyst
- Chief financial officer
- Finance manager
- Venture capital fund manager
- Portfolio manager
- Institutional money manager
- Pension fund manager
An MBA with a specialization in Financial Valuation and Investment Management will open doors to a wealth of careers and opportunities in well-known organizations all around the world. Lynn alumni have used this degree to achieve such roles within such companies as:
Omnicon Group Inc. in New York, New York
Jarden Consumer Solutions in Boca Raton, Florida
Morgan, Stanley, Smith and Barney, LLC., in Boca Raton, Florida
Merrill Lynch in Delray Beach, Florida
UBS Financial Services Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida
We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.
Financial management MBA: Salary outlook
Employment of financial managers is expected to increase by 9 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As with other managerial occupations, jobseekers are likely to face competition because the number of job openings is expected to be fewer than the number of applicants. Candidates with a master’s degree or certification should enjoy the best job prospects.
Graduating from the Financial Valuation and Investment Management MBA program at Lynn University may increase your earning potential in finance by opening the door to new management and leadership opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that median annual salary wages in May 2012 in corporate settings were $109,740 for financial managers and $76,950 for financial analysts.