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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

Virtual Zoom Front Desk

Finance staff are working remotely in the name of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still available to help, however!

You can reach us at You can also visit our virtual Zoom Front Desk by clicking this link: Hours are Mon-Thu,
9AM-Noon and 1PM-4PM.

If you are sick or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please use the University's MTest program or see your healthcare provider. The testing is available for all students regardless of where they live, so please use it if needed.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Remote Support Resources

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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