MBA in Finance

An MBA Finance Degree is the most sought after course by corporate executives. An MBA specialization in Finance is invaluable as it is a field that deals with money. It is common knowledge that Finance professionals are very highly paid.

Pursuing a finance degree is not a piece of cake. It requires a certain level of mathematical skills and an ability to comprehend complex economic and financial theories. That is why at KKMII-Stratford University, we start from the basics of corporate finance to take you through the various levels of Financial Management. It is a course that will prepare you for a senior level management role in the financial sector through improvement of your overall leadership skills through communication, organizational behavior, and marketing, thereby leading to effective people management within the high impact Finance vertical.

In our MBA Finance Course, we offer the following choices.

Finance Concentration (Choose any four courses)

Course Code Course Name Credit
EBM 563 Introduction to Corporate Finance

4.5

EBM 564 Credit scoring and the Organization

4.5

EBM 565 Customer Management

4.5

EBM 566 Credit Management & Debt Recovery

4.5

EBM 567 Analysis and Lending Management

4.5

EBM 568 Fraud Risk Management

4.5

EBM 600 Investments

4.5

EBM 610 Financial Management

4.5

EBM 611 Financial Statement Analysis

4.5

EBM 615 Capital Formation

4.5

EBM 620 Financial Decision Making

4.5

EBM 625 Advanced Financial Management

4.5

EBM 563 Introduction to Corporate Finance
This introductory course to MBA in Finance will provide an overview of the American culture, financial governmental regulations, spending patterns of Americans, social security, credit bureau, FICO score, credit card usage and life cycle, ATM, PIN, payment and authorization, credit line changes and fraud.
Prerequisite: None.

EBM 564 Credit scoring and the Organization
This course emphasizes the concept of credit scoring and its potential benefits to both the organization and the individual user. It gives an overview of the framework of a credit scoring system within a financial services organization. It covers types of credit scoring (tailored versus generic) and uses of (application; behavioural; customer; collections and fraud) scoring throughout the credit cycle, credit risk assessment, developing and managing Credit Scoring Systems.
Prerequisite: None.

EBM 565 Customer Management
This course explains customer management and the balance between controlling a lending portfolio whilst also growing the same lending book. It also educates about issues concerned with lending multiple products to the same customer. Its covers the issues like Authorizations, Control processes for granting additional credit, Using Automated Decision-making systems, Transactional fraud control,Behavioral Scoring, Development and Maintenance of Behavior score cards, Customer Level Scoring, Portfolio Management and Management information.
Prerequisite: None

EBM 566 Credit Management & Debt Recovery
The course would focus on credit assessment/ratings on sample debtors, design effective T & C’s and Credit Application forms for prompt payments, focus on improvement in Company Receipts and Cash Flows, understanding the issues involved in pursuing slow payers and debtor recovery, legal processes in the Collection of Debts, International banking payment methods to minimize credit risks.
Prerequisite: None

EBM 567 Credit Analysis and Lending Management
This course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the theoretical and practical issues associated with credit analysis and lending. Course topics include lending theory, credit risk management, analysis of various lending products, management of loan portfolios and problem loans.
Prerequisite: None

EBM 568 Fraud Risk Management
This course provides an overview of fraud risk management fundamentals, identifies new regulatory mandates from around the world, and spotlights key practices that organizations have found to be effective in the current environment. The course focuses on analysing the effectiveness of controls to mitigate risks. Fraud risk assessment key elements of an effective fraud risk assessment process; common deficiencies in fraud risk assessments process to develop a fraud risk assessment for a hypothetical organization, Fraud control activities:roles of entity-level and process-level controls: Identify how proactive fraud detection activities complement entity-level and process-level controls and assist management and those charged with governance:Information and communication: challenges in providing fraud awareness training, approaches for delivering fraud awareness training Cost-effectively.
Prerequisite: None

EBM 600 Investments
This course will discuss the treatment of equity, debt, speculative markets and formulation of capital. Emphasis will be placed on investment strategies for e-businesses. Particular attention will be given to raising capital for business from various sources. Partnerships and other techniques for corporate development will be discussed. Some discussion of securities markets will be undertaken with an emphasis portfolio management.
Prerequisite: EBM 558 or EBM 610.

EBM 610 Financial Management
This course provides an overview of financial management, with an emphasis on analysis of financial decisions pertinent to management of a business firm. The course identifies the responsibilities of financial managers, financial problems facing firms, and the various approaches to financial decision making. Specific topics covered include capital acquisition, working capital management, capital budgeting, valuation theories, and dividend and long-term financial policies.
Prerequisite: EBM 560 or EBM 562.

EBM 611 Financial Statement Analysis
This course examines financial accounting rules and helps students develop skills in interpreting and analyzing external financial reports. Both traditional and recently advocated methods of financial statement analysis will be studies, taking the perspectives of investors and creditors. Among the topics to be investigated are: 1) the mechanics of financial statement analysis; 2) manager’s incentives in making accounting choices; 3) the usefulness of accounting numbers in an effective market; and, 4) international comparisons of financial statements.
Prerequisite: EBM560 or EBM562.

EBM 615 Capital Formation
Determinants of saving and investment and resultant funds flow are evaluated. Special emphasis on the level and risk structure and term structure of interest rates. The role and management of financial institutions is stressed.
Prerequisite: EBM 558 or EBM 610

EBM 620 Financial Decision Making
This course will discuss theory and practice of business finance,emphasizing the impacts of long- and short-term uses and sources of funds on the firm’s value.
Prerequisite: EBM558 orEBM610

EBM 625 Advanced Financial Management
In this course we examine advanced case studies in financial management: working capital policy, capital budgeting, financing with debt and equity, project finance, dividend policy, valuation, and investment banking in the contexts of private equity, venture capital, initial public offering, leveraged buyout, and management buyout. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: EBM 558 or EBM 610

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