Corporate finance generally refers to the activities that go on in a firm’s finance department, which can include everything from analyzing financial statements to managing capital funds. Many who aim to go into corporate finance jobs find that an MBA that’s heavy in quantitative and analytical curriculum can be a safe bet. Some students aiming for corporate finance jobs opt to do an MBA specialization in Finance, which can give them the quant skills they’re looking for to succeed. Even so, most MBA programs will include a fair amount of finance classes in their core curriculum.
Careers in corporate finance range from financial analyst to chief financial officer (CFO).
Through the school's MBA concentration in Finance, students have landed jobs in Fortune 500 financial firms like Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. In the past, the Financial Times has listed Simon as a top-ten school for finance in its Global MBA rankings. Thirty-seven percent of Simon’s MBA class of 2017 went into functional roles in finance or accounting.View School Profile
Booth’s highly-analytical curriculum helps grads land jobs in a variety of corporate finance roles. Over 35 percent of 2017 MBA grads went into functional roles in finance. The student-led “Corporate Finance Group” is a great networking resource for Booth MBAs who are interested in the field. Students can choose to pursue Booth’s MBA concentrations in either Finance or Analytics Finance.View School Profile
Through the MBA program’s Corporate Finance concentration, students can learn the ins and outs of financial statement analysis, derivatives, and more. Some 34 percent of UNC’s MBA class of 2017 went into finance roles, an increase over previous years. Students can choose to pursue the school’s MBA concentration in Corporate Finance.View School Profile
The school’s Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking puts on a range of events and helps students land corporate finance jobs. The school offers a specialized MBA in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, which gives students some practical experience through some corporate finance consulting projects.View School Profile
Almost 35 percent of the MBA class of 2016 went into functional roles in finance. The school offers an MBA concentration in Finance; faculty members publish a range of research on financial topics each year.View School Profile
Through the school’s Managerial Finance Immersion program, MBAs can understand how corporate finance works in theory, and then through site visits and practicums they can see how it works in practice. Thirty-eight percent of the class of 2017 went into functional roles in finance. Cornell offers MBA concentrations in Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Investing and Financial Analysis.View School Profile
A full 50 percent of the HKUST MBA class of 2017 went into functional roles in finance. While the core MBA curriculum touches on corporate finance, students can delve further into the subject through the Finance concentration.View School Profile
Rotman MBAs who are interested in corporate finance can pursue a major in Financial Reporting and Analysis. Thirty-four percent of the class of 2017 went into finance roles.View School Profile
The school publishes a range of research on finance-related topics, through several different research centers. Over 32 percent of the MBA class of 2017 went into finance roles. Students can opt to do an MBA concentration in Finance.View School Profile
McCombs’ MBA program offers an MBA concentration in Corporate Finance that addresses a range of issues significant to the discipline. Some 29 percent of the class of 2017 went into finance roles; this number was 37 percent in 2014.View School Profile
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