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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Investment Management

The investment management field involves analysis of various types of financial securities and management of investment portfolios. After graduating, students commonly start their careers as financial analysts for investment funds, investment banks or other financial institutions. These positions are responsible for analyzing complex financial instruments including common stocks, fixed-income securities, futures, options and different forms of derivative securities. As investment bankers, they may become involved in trading financial instruments, analysis of mergers and acquisition decisions, and helping corporations with their equity and debt financing. This concentration is supported by an academic center in the department, the AIM Investment Center.

Curriculum Requirements

Required courses:
  • FIN 286 - Valuation (flexible-core)
  • FIN 394.1 - Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
  • FIN 397.1 - Investment Theory & Practice

Students should complete the above curriculum during the spring semester of their first year in the MBA program. Most remaining Finance electives have these three course as prerequisites.

Choose one course from the following:
  • ACC 380D - Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting (recommended by department; offered fall semester only)
  • ACC 380K.7 - Financial Statement Analysis
Any three elective courses from the following:
  • FIN 390.1 - Financial Markets and Institutions
  • FIN 394.3 - Global Finance
  • FIN 397.2 - Portfolio Management and Security Analysis
  • FIN 397.4 - Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 397.5 - Fixed Income Analysis
  • FIN 397.6 - Special Topics in Investments
  • FIN 394.17 - Advanced Valuation & Financial Modeling
Additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

Total credit hours: 20
Faculty Contact: Keith Brown

Experiential Opportunities

Hands-on experiences complement, extend and continually refine classroom curriculum. Texas MBAs have many opportunities to experience hands-on learning, like these, for example:

Student Organizations

Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun. Below are some student organizations you may wish to consider as you look to tailor your Texas MBA experience:

Possible Career Paths

  • Equity or Fixed Income Analyst
  • Trader
  • Private Wealth Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Associate
  • Banking Associate (covering specific industry)

For more information on career opportunities, visit our Career Management web page.