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Finance courses and requirements

In addition to the core, you'll complete these courses:

Corporate finance

The corporate finance concentration follows a specific plan of study. Included are these required courses:

You'll also choose at least two finance elective courses and at least two other MBA electives, for a total of nine.

Investment management

The investment management concentration follows a specific plan of study. Included are these required courses:

You'll also choose at least two finance elective courses and at least two other MBA electives, for a total of nine.

 

Henry Fund

Finance concentration students can apply to be student analysts for the Henry Fund, our endowed investment portfolio. There are a limited number of analysts selected annually, and the process is competitive. Learn more about how you can become a Henry Fund analyst.

Go to Henry Fund

Academy leaders

Finance students are members of the Finance Academy, led by a business and faculty director who serve as a mentor, coach, and guide to industry.

Charles Fishkin

Business Director, Finance Academy
C450 Pomerantz Center
319-384-1970
charles-fishkin@uiowa.edu

Tom Rietz, PhD

Faculty Director, Finance Academy
S244 Pappajohn Business Building
319-335-0856
Alumni Story
Lisa Ferguson

Pivot from journalist to finanical analyst

The Tippie staff hammered home what employers most want to hear about students’ real-world expertise. In internship interviews, Lisa Ferguson (MBA16) drew on in-depth experience from her Financial Modeling and Firm Valuation course on how to formulate, buy, sell or hold recommendations on stocks.

"It was very helpful to have specific examples so interviewers would think, ‘She does know what she’s talking about."

The result: Lisa landed her top-choice internship in investment management at Goldman Sachs in Chicago.

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