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Finance Department

New Fall 2021 MBA Corporate Finance Courses

New Curriculum of MBA Corporate Finance Education

The Finance Department is excited to introduce a new curriculum of MBA corporate finance education. The goal is to provide students with more flexibility in choosing topics of interest and designing one’s own learning path. It also enhances instructor specialization. The main change is twofold. First, two existing 4-credit courses (FINA 6241, FINA 6242) are broken down to a set of 1-credit topic-based courses. Second, we add new courses on highly-demanded topics such as Working Capital Management and Private Equity. The Corporate Finance Topic Tree will give you a good idea about the overall structure of the courses and the possible learning paths.

Click here to see the tree and learn more about the learning paths and courses

Finance Program wins two Silver Stevie Awards

MILI's COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project won two Silver Stevie Awards for "Most Valuable Non-Profit Response" and "Most Valuable Service" at the 19th Annual American Business Awards.

From the American Business Awards Website:
The COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project earned two Silver Stevie awards at the 19th annual American Business Awards for the "Most Valuable Non-Profit Response" and "Most Valuable Service". The American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the United States and the Stevie Awards competition recognizes outstanding performance in the workplace worldwide. This year, with more than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in every industry, the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project is honored to receive these 2 prestigious recognitions.

A comment from one of the judges: This is an exceptionally comprehensive (and fittingly, data rich) entry that makes the case for the outstanding work the U of Minnesota accomplished to make Covid-19 data accessible and actionable to a range of audiences, from individuals to media to organizations. The dashboard is one of the best I've seen. At a time when there was so much misinformation from sources we had previously trusted, you delivered a true public service.


Click here to see the other nominees

Faculty in the Finance department at the Carlson School approach teaching with a focus on understanding financial decisions, markets, and institutions. Faculty research in these areas is internationally known and has been published in the best finance and economics journals.

CFE Boardroom Presenation

Funds Enterprise

The David S. Kidwell Funds Enterprise (CFE) allows MBA and undergraduate finance students the opportunity to manage over $50 million of real investment money. Guided by the managing director and faculty members, student participants take total control of the money management process. Not only does the program allow students to learn about real-word investment management, but participants are able to earn competitive returns as well. 

Medical Industry Leadership Institute

Medical Industry Leadership Institute

The Carlson School of Management and its Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) are recognized leaders in business education and research.  Established in 2005, MILI's mission is to shape the future of the medical industry and drive innovation through cutting-edge leadership education, research, and market development.


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