Master of Science in Financial Management concentration in International Finance

The Master of Science in Financial Management concentration in International Finance is designed for professionals whose work involves multinational corporations and global financial markets. This concentration will address corporate questions pertaining to foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, and corporate strategy and foreign direct investment, ensuring that graduates are qualified for jobs in areas of credit risk evaluation, quantitative security selection, risk measurement and mitigation, cash management, and impact of foreign exchange rates on cost of capital and budgeting.

By learning to navigate through the multinational financial system, understand international portfolio management, and explore the balance of payments and international economic linkages, students will be able to specialize in a highly-desired area of finance at a time of increased cross-border investments and multinational mergers and acquisitions.

Students who complete this concentration should be able to understand multinational financial management; explain the concept of equilibrium exchange rates; differentiate between nominal and real exchange rates; define social, political, cultural, and economic country risks; identify basic factors that determine foreign exchange risk for a company; determine the cost of capital for foreign investments; and describe the risks and advantages of international investing.

Metropolitan College is a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Financial Management graduate degree and concentration curricula embed a significant portion of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and cover the Standards of Practice Handbook, offering excellent preparation for the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program exams. In addition, scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.

Students who complete the Financial Management master’s degree concentration in International Finance will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge applicable to all aspects of finance, including corporate finance, international finance and trade, and investments and derivatives.
  • An understanding of risk–reward characteristics of financial markets and securities.
  • Mastery of quantitative approaches to analysis of domestic and international financial industry challenges in areas of security valuations and risk management.
  • Comprehension of the importance of ethical behavior in all aspects of business, management, and finance.
  • Awareness of significant changes in the global financial regulatory environment, especially after the subprime credit crisis of 2008, and how these changes impact the overall financial system.

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