Master of Business Administration in Finance

The Finance concentration will provide you with the strategic and technical management skills to analyze, develop and deliver financial planning and control solutions to support your business objectives. The program examines the concepts, policies and techniques involved in corporate financial management, and presents a conceptual framework for Financial Statement Analysis at an advanced level. Set in a global context, it offers an insight into international financial and trade markets and teaches the fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance systems.

CIMA Accreditation

The MBA in Finance at CUD is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. This means that as a graduate of the program, you can obtain exemptions from 12 of the exams that lead to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Furthermore, you can start your professional accreditation while still studying for your MBA through the special early entry opportunity, which will allow you to sit the Management Case Study Exam at the beginning of your final semester. As a CUD student, you can register with CIMA at any point during your studies and get access to a wide range of preparatory resources.

For further information, see the CUD exemptions information on the CIMA website.

Program Structure

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
Core Courses Credit Hours 27 - 27
Concentration Courses Credit Hours 6 3 9
Total 33 3 36

Courses

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MBA 681 Corporate Finance MBA 642 3
MBA 683 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management MBA 642 3

Concentration Electives (Select One Course)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MBA 671 Al-Shari’ah, Economy & Society MBA 644 3
MBA 682 Derivatives Securities MBA 642 3
MBA 684 Mergers & Acquisitions MBA 641, MBA 642 3
MBA 685 Financial Statement Analysis MBA 642 3
MBA 657 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility None 3

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