UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

General 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 finance is based on a core set of skills in financial modeling, debt and equity issues, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, and taxation necessary in corporate finance positions, as well as in other careers such as consulting. Our students develop the skills and knowledge base to undertake positions within investment banks, commercial banks, financial consulting and general management consulting, venture capital and private equity firms, and corporate finance within Fortune 500 large-cap and mid-cap companies.  Approximately 10-15% of UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates have reported full-time jobs in corporate finance (investment banks) over the last few years. Another popular opportunity for graduates to utilize corporate finance skills is in consulting. There is a strong UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business alumni base in finance, as students have consistently found jobs in the financial services industry.

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 499-016&017: Quantitative Investment Management (1.5 credits)*
  • BUSI 499 -018&019: Portfolio Management (1.5 credits)*
  • BUSI 502: Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 516: Private Equity (GLOBE section) (3.0 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 581: Financing Mega-Projects (1.5 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 586: Business Topics: Personal Finance (1.5)
  • 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 (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 594: Hedge Fund Strategies (1.5 credits) (application and permission)*
  • BUSI 595: Advanced Derivative Securities & Risk Management (1.5 credits) (BUSI 588 is a prerequisite)
  • BUSI 597: Applied Investment Management (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 598: Alternative Investments (1.5 credits) (application and permission)*
  • BUSI 600: Risk Management (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 601: Real Estate Finance (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 602: Strategic Economics (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 603: Real Estate Development (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 618: Global Financial Markets (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 688   Applied Derivatives (1.5 cr.)
  • 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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