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Curriculum

The Program for Financial Studies provides a lens through which to view and support the many courses and activities that contribute to students’ financial studies education at Columbia Business School. Students are prepared for immediate and long-term success in both financial and non-financial firms, in professions ranging from asset

management, investment banking, corporate finance and financial consulting, to sales, trading, and research to roles in risk management. Initiatives include new course development, a Career Tracks template, and co-branded CaseWorks cases.

Career Tracks

The Program for Financial Studies provides a lens through which to view and support the many courses and activities that contribute to students’ financial studies education at Columbia Business School. The table below presents a snapshot of current MBA “8000-level” courses taught by full-time faculty as they relate to the program’s bridging of theory and practice: the theory is captured by academic tracks (the rows), while the practice is captured by career functions (the columns). Courses in bold provide a foundation for the career function. Students can use this structure to develop a customized curriculum that best addresses their career aspirations.

The template has been adopted by other centers and is the basis for a new school-wide Career Tracks initiative launched by the Dean’s Office that can be found here:

http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/courses/content/elective-selection

Career Tracks Asset Management Investment Banking and Corporate Finance Sales, Trading and Research Financial Consulting Risk Management
Asset Pricing Capital Markets
 
Asset Management

 
Security Analysis
 
Value Investing
 
Behavioral Economics and Decision-Making
Capital Markets Capital Markets
 
Behavioral Economics and Decision-Making
Capital Markets
 
Asset Management
Capital Markets
 
Security Analysis
 
Behavioral Economics and Decision-Making
Corporate Finance Advanced Corporate Finance
 
Advanced International Corporate Finance
 
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
 
Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis
Advanced Corporate Finance
 
Advanced International Corporate Finance
 

 
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
 
Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis
 
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advanced Corporate Finance
 
Advanced International Corporate Finance
 

 
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
 
Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis
 
Mergers & Acquisitions
Advanced Corporate Finance
 
Advanced International Corporate Finance
 
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
 
Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis
 
Economics of Strategic Behavior
 
Game Theory and Business
 
Mergers & Acquisition
Risk Management

Advanced Corporate Finance

 
Advanced International Corporate Finance
 
Earnings Quality and Fundamental Analysis
 
Game Theory and Business
Financial Institutions Debt Markets
 
Derivatives
 
Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
 
Real Estate Finance
 
Psychology and Economics of Consumer Finance
Debt Markets
 
Derivatives
 
Banking Fundamentals
 
Financial Crises and Regulatory Response
 
Markets for the Poor
 
Emerging Financial Markets
 
Debt Markets
 
Derivatives

 
Advanced Derivatives
Banking Fundamentals
 
Financial Crises and Regulatory Response
 
Markets for the Poor
 
Emerging Financial Markets
 
Risk Management
 
Derivatives
 

Debt Markets
 
Advanced Derivatives
 
Banking Fundamentals

 

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum at Columbia Business School is constantly evolving to meet the changing demands of business. Through the core courses, students develop into leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset. They learn an invaluable set of skills essential to recognizing opportunities and seizing them.

 

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Phone: 212-851-9473
financialstudies@columbia.edu

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