Many leading business schools in the U.S. offer reputed MBA programmes with a specialisation in financial studies. These courses prepare you for lucrative careers in both financial as well as non-financial organisations. You can find immense opportunities in professions ranging from Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance, to Sales, Trading and Research, Financial Consulting and Risk Management.
Why study MBA in Finance in the U.S.?
The top business schools in the U.S. invite world-renowned faculty members who bring with them industry experience- this exposes students to current international trends and real-time challenges in the marketplace. Many Indian students go to U.S. business schools for the unique classroom environments- classrooms filled with stimulating dialogue and multiple networking opportunities.
What does the course cover?
The MBA degree with a specialisation in Finance equips students with a good foundation in the fundamentals of business, the global environment in which they will function, and the analytical tools for intelligent and strategic decision making. It provides you with the analytical and conceptual models of contemporary financial theory and practice. The course prepares students for careers in derivatives trading, structuring, and risk management. At the end of the course, you will become proficient in using the latest pricing techniques, and have the skills to create new structured products, and in managing derivative risk.
Plenty of career opportunities are available to graduates in both the private and public sectors. Potential roles include that of a financial analyst, Credit manager, Cash manager, Investor relations officer, Portfolio manager, Portfolio management marketing, Mutual fund analyst, Treasurer, Controller, Credit analyst, Loan officer, Mortgage banker, financial planner, Risk manager and Investment banker.
Where to study?
The top business schools in the U.S. which offer MBA degrees in finance are:
- University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
- University of Chicago (Booth)
- New York University (Stern)
- Stanford University
- Columbia University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
- University of California--Berkeley (Haas)
- University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson)
- Harvard University
- North-western University (Kellogg)