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H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
3301 College Ave.
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(954) 262-8000
800-338-4723
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Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
800-672-7223 ext. 25168
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Darshana Palkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance Professor Darshana Palkar

”With each teaching assignment, I continuously strive to better myself; to be more approachable to my students; to be more patient with them; to understand them better; to communicate better; and, finally, to transform my perseverance, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching into a more fun-loving and educative experience.”

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M.B.A. with a Concentration in Finance

The M.B.A. with a Concentration in Finance program provides a broad understanding of corporate finance, securities analysis, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets.

Once enrolled in this program, you will take many of the traditional courses associated with a general M.B.A. program, along with courses that have been tailored to financial topics. The finance concentration offers courses that place primary emphasis on theory and analysis, and make extensive use of the relevant techniques of economic analysis, mathematics, and statistics.

Most M.B.A. in Finance graduates enter their professional careers with positions in the financial arena of general businesses, investment banking firms, broker-dealer firms, management consulting firms, various departments of commercial banks, and other domestic and international financial institutions.

  • M.B.A. core courses offered weeknights, or during the day on the main campus and online. Finance courses offered weeknights on the main campus and online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins five times annually with starts in August, October, January, March, and May.
  • Features professional competency in Value Driven Management.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954)262-5067
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067
hcbeinfo@nova.edu

Total credits: 39

M.B.A. Core Courses (21 total credits)


Finance Concentration Courses
(15 total credits)
FIN 5540 Banking  
FIN 5545 Financial Engineering  
FIN 5570 Advanced Corporate Finance  
FIN 5550 Investments  
FIN 5503 Real World Finance for Managers  

Elective (3 total credits)
XXX XXXX Open elective within the HCBE

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas.

NOTE – An equivalent prerequisite may be completed at an approved regionally accredited institution or through a CLEP or DANTES exam within the students first two semesters of enrollment with HCBE. Students who have not completed the prerequisites courses within that timeframe will be required to complete them with the Huizenga College of Business, at NSU.

Master of Business Administration (all concentration areas)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (B- or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 5 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Business or Corporate Finance (8 weeks, online or evenings)
    • Statistics (8 weeks evenings, 16 weeks online)
  • Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C+ or higher and for the foundation courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):
    • Financial Accounting (16 weeks evenings or online)

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the M.B.A. with a Concentration in Finance curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions