Academics
 

Specializations

 

Students interested in finance can dive deeper into their target industry or function by completing an optional specialization during their MBA. Specializations require the completion of courses from a list that were carefully chosen by faculty and alumni practitioners. See below for the specializations offered for full-time MBA and FEMBA students. Students are encouraged to contact their respective degree programs to verify criteria and for any questions.

To read full descriptions of these courses, and for a list of all courses offered at UCLA Anderson, please refer to the UCLA General Catalog.

Full-time MBA students:

Kayne Investment Management Specialization

 

Required Courses:

  • Corporate Finance (MGMT 430)
  • Security Analysis and Investment Management (MGMT 232A)

 

Two additional electives from the list below:

  • Corporate Valuation (MGMT 231C)
  • Fixed-Income Markets (MGMT 232B)
  • Options Markets (MGMT 232D)
  • Market and Credit Risk Management (MGMT 232E)
  • Behavioral Finance (MGMT 232F)
  • International Financial Markets (MGMT 234A)
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity (MGMT 235)
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Corporate Finance Specialization

 

Required Courses:

  • Corporate Finance (MGMT 430)
  • Corporate Valuation (MGMT 231C)

 

 

Two additional electives from the list below:

  • Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance (MGMT 231D)
  • Market and Credit Risk Management (MGMT 232E)
  • Behavioral Finance (MGMT 232F)
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity (MGMT 235)
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Accounting Specialization

 

Required Courses:

  • Corporate Financial Reporting (MGMT 220)
  • Corporate Decision Making and Incentives (MGMT 222)
  • Special Advanced Topics in Accounting (MGMT 226)
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation (MGMT 228)
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FEMBA students:

Finance Specialization

 

Required Course:

  • Corporate Finance (MGMT 430)

 

Three additional electives from the list below:

 

  • Corporate Financial Reporting (MGMT 220)
  • Taxation and Management Decisions (MGMT 227)
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation (MGMT 228)
  • Corporate Valuation (MGMT 231C)
  • Takeovers, Restructuring, Governance (MGMT 231D)
  • Managing Finance and Financing Emerging Enterprises (MGMT 231E)
  • Investment Management (MGMT 232A)
  • Fixed-Income Markets (MGMT 232B)
  • Option Markets (MGMT 232D)
  • Market and Credit Risk Management (MGMT 232E)
  • Behavioral Finance (MGMT 232F)
  • International Financial Markets (MGMT 234A)
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity (MGMT 235)
  • Real Estate Economics, Capital Markets and Securitization (MGMT 279C)
  • Impact, Creation, Analysis and Evaluation (MGMT 298D)
  • Hedge Funds (MGMT 298D)
  • MBA Impact and Investing Network and Training (MGMT 298H)
  • Global Macroeconomy (MGMT 406)
  • Anderson Student Asset Management – 8 units (MGMT 457)
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Anderson Student Asset Management

 

The Anderson Student Asset Management (ASAM) program is a graduate-level program designed to teach MBA students how to create stock portfolios using quantitative methods. Students selected for the program as fellows are divided into teams, and each team selects an investment strategy based on research. Strategies are back-tested using computer models created by the fellows, and then implemented and tracked with funds provided by UCLA. The group currently manages about $1 million in real funds.

Students interested in the program must first apply in January and, if selected as fellows, must commit to meeting once per week for five quarters, starting in the spring. The ASAM program is open to both full-time and fully employed MBA students, and it fulfills both the Applied Management Research and Global Access Program capstone graduation requirements.

To learn more about the fund, visit https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/about/clubs-and-associations/institutions/anderson-student-asset-management-(asam).