MS in Applied Finance Electives | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

MS in Applied Finance Electives

Elective Tracks

For both curriculum tracks, students may customize their degree by choosing to concentrate on one of three elective areas, depending on career interests:

1. Financial Accounting

Hone your skills in such in-demand expertise as business valuation, cost accounting, and tax issues. Required classes: Advanced Cost Accounting, Business Valuation, Tax Implications of Financial Decisions, Business Analysis Using Financial Statements.

Career opportunities include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Management
  • Treasury Management

2. Investments

Gain the knowledge to prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. Required classes: Capital Markets, Modern Portfolio Theory, Analysis of Fixed Income Securities, Analysis of Equity Securities, Management of Financial Risk.

Career opportunities include:

  • Equity Analysis
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Money Management
  • Risk Management

3. Financial Management

This elective addresses topics relevant to a career in corporate finance. Required classes: Strategic Issues in Finance, Capital Markets, Working Capital Management, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Career opportunities include:

  • Commercial Banking
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institution Management
  • Corporate Financial Planning
  • Risk Management