The MBA/MS-Finance combines a broad managerial education with specialized training required for success in financial professions, including careers in corporate finance, financial institutions, and investment management.  The degree is open to students with strong quantitative and analytical skills, regardless of their undergraduate major.

The program allows students to receive both the MBA and MS-Finance simultaneously upon completion of the required 57-66 credit hours.

You may complete the program on campus, on-line, or any combination of the two. (The MBA concentrations are optional, and most require a campus presence.) You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters.  

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA/MS-Finance may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.


MBA Core Courses (9 courses/27 credits)


  ACC 505
  BE 530
  BPS 516
  DS 520
  FIN 531
  MIS 525
  MKT 515
  OB 510
  OM 521

  Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
  Economic Analysis:  Firm and Consumer
  Corporate Social Responsibility 
  Applied Statistical Modeling
  Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
  Computer and Information Systems
  Marketing Management
  Organization Behavior
  Operations Management

MBA Applied Integrated Management (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

  • International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
  • Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

MBA Electives (2 courses/6 credits) or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)

Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional MBA concentration in Accounting, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Supply Chain Management. (Students in the dual-degree program may not earn the MBA Investment or Finance concentrations.) 

Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses.  Students may count up to 3 credits in non-business graduate courses or Business Internship (BI 500, 506, or 560) toward the MBA electives with the approval of the Graduate Programs Office.

MS-Finance Core Courses (3 courses/9 credits)

FIN 581
FIN 651

Topics in Corporate Finance
Investment Process, Analysis and Management

Choose one of the following:

ACC 608
BE 583

Financial Statement Analysis
The Global Economy:  Crisis and Growth

MS-Finance Electives (4 courses/12 credits, including at least 3 courses/9 credits in FIN)

ACC 555
ACC 603
ACC 608
BE 583
FIN 650
FIN 652
FIN 653
FIN 654
FIN 655
FIN 656

Cost Management
Financial Statement Analysis
The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth
Corporate Valuation and Strategy
Derivatives and Risk Management
Current Issues in Investments and Capital Markets
Financial Intermediation
International Financial Management
Fixed Income Securities

Up to three credits of Business Internship (BI 500 or BI 560) may count as elective credits at the discretion of the program faculty.

Breadth Requirement

  • Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
  • Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline other than Finance.
  • Complete no more than 7 courses (21 credits) in Finance after completion of the MBA Core.
  • Complete graduate business courses in at least 7 different disciplines.

No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual degree program.

Course Waivers, Exemptions and Transfer Credit

Students may waive ACC 505, BPS 516, MIS 525, MKT 515, OB 510 or OM 521 if they have equivalent courses in an AACSB business program completed within the previous 10 years and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours).  Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 10 years.

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to BE 530, DS 520 or FIN 531 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exemptions from DS 520 must be replaced with FIN courses or DS courses at the level of 570 or above.  Exemptions for BE 530 or FIN 531 must be replaced with courses from FIN, TAX, 600-level ACC courses, or other graduate courses with approval.

Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions, waivers and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.