UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Multinational Finance Emphasis

Multi-National Finance Emphasis:  9 Credit Hours

(All courses in this emphasis have BUSI 408 Corporate Finance as a prerequisite – minimum grade of “C”)

The emphasis in Multi-National Finance, through its courses, teaches a core set of skills required to run a company from the perspective of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the organization.  Focusing on areas of financial planning & analysis, financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, and taxation, students develop competencies for a broad range of financial management positions, including positions in:  corporate finance within Fortune 500 large-cap and mid-cap companies, as well as smaller, entrepreneurial firms; investment banks, commercial banks, financial consulting and general management consulting, venture capital and private equity firms.

Please watch this short video to learn more about the Multi-National Finance AOE. If you would like to have even more information on this AOE, please check the In-depth video.

Finance Electives:  9.0 credits are required from any the following courses:
  • BUSI 409: Advanced Corporate Finance (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 456: Independent Study in Finance (3.0 credits) (subject to departmental approval)
  • BUSI 490-016&017: Quantitative Investment Management (1.5 credits)*
  • BUSI 490-038: Inside the Capital Markets – Institutions, Players & Regulators (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 490-026:  Business Topics: Personal Finance (1.5 cr.)
  • BUSI 502: Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 517: Private Equity & Debt Markets (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 518: Applied Private Equity (3.0 cr.)
  • BUSI 573: Global Financial Statement Analysis (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 580: Investments (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 582: Mergers & Acquisitions (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 584: Financial Modeling (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 585: Introduction to Real Estate (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 587: Investment Banking (1.5 credits) (application and permission)*
  • BUSI 588:  Introduction to Derivative Securities & Risk Management (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 589:  Fixed Income (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 591: Behavioral Finance
  • BUSI 595: Advanced Derivative Securities & Risk Management (1.5 credits) (BUSI 588 is a prerequisite)
  • BUSI 600: Risk Management (1.5 credits) (application and permission)*
  • BUSI 602: Strategic Economics (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 618: Global Financial Markets (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 692H/693H: Honors Thesis in Finance (6.0 credits) (Permission required)

*Application and permission are needed to gain access to one of the undergraduate reserved seats in an MBA course on the topic.  Students should submit a resume and cover letter to the finance area chair or designate, according to instructions posted on the undergraduate business program announcement board prior to registration for the semester these courses are offered.

For students seeking to substitute study abroad or any credit earned outside of the business school, a petition to substitute an emphasis requirement must be submitted via the online request form available on the intranet. If approved, a maximum of 1 course (or 3 credit hours) may apply to an emphasis.


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