Corporate Finance
The Corporate Finance Track provides rigorous training in (i) corporate financial decision-making, including value creation, corporate governance, and agency issues, and (ii) the markets for corporate claims and corporate control, including the role of financial intermediaries. Elective courses can be chosen to emphasize financial management and reporting, entrepreneurship, banking, or international issues. With an appropriate choice of elective courses, this track provides in-depth preparation for careers in investment banking, private equity, venture capital, equity research, credit analysis, corporate treasury, financial consulting, corporate accounting and audit, tax and law, global finance (e.g., IMF, World Bank), central banking, and regulation (e.g., SEC), economic consulting and policy, as well as graduate school in finance, economics, or accounting.
Fundamental Courses
While not required, taking the following courses is recommended. They will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills you will need to excel in this field. 
  • Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2)
  • Corporate Finance (FINC-UB 7)
  • The Financial System (MULT-UB 27)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT-UB 3)
Recommended Electives
Make sure to check Albert for any course prerequisites and live course availability. 
  • Primary corporate finance electives listed here

  • Managerial Accounting (MGMT-UB 4)
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis (ACCT-UB 21)
  • Business Acquisitions, Deferred Taxes, Translations, and Derivatives (ACCT-UB 22)
  • Financial Modeling & Analysis (ACCT-UB 23)
  • Asian Economies (ECON-UB 222)
  • Global Macroeconomics (ECON-UB 230)
  • Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics (ECON-UB 234)
  • Econometrics (ECON-UB 251)
  • Intro to Programming & Data Science (TECH-UB 23)
  • Analytics & the Digital Economy (TECH-UB 44)
  • Data Science for Business (TECH-UB 57)
  • Strategic Analysis (MGMT-UB 18)
  • Managing Family Businesses & Privately Held Firms (MGMT-UB 28)
  • Decision Models & Analytics (MULT-UB 7)
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty (MULT-UB 16)
  • Game Theory (MULT-UB 20)
  • Regression & Multivariate Data Analysis (STAT-UB 6017 previously STAT-UB 17) or Statistical Inference & Regression Analysis (STAT-UB 6015 previously STAT-UB 15)
  • Intro to Computer Programming (CSCI-UA 2), Intro to Computer Science (CSCI-UA 101), Data Structures (CSCI-UA 102), Numerical Analysis (MATH-UA 252), or Numerical Methods I (MATH-GA 2010)
  • Analysis I (MATH-UA 325)
These courses would also count for the finance, accounting, computing and data science, economics, or statistics concentrations!

You can pick track electives that also count toward your declared concentration. Speak to an academic adviser if you have any 
questions about how tracks & concentrations overlap.

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Contact Professor Anthony Marciano for any questions about the Corporate Finance Track. This can include questions about which courses to choose, career paths, and more. 
Office: KMC 9-53
Are you pursuing this track? Let us know by completing the concentration declaration form and adding in the track you are pursuing.