Master of Business Administration in Finance

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Program overview

The MBA Finance concentration will provide you with the strategic leadership and quantitative skills to analyze both financial and non-financial data, and to act upon it in support of the long-term sustainability of business in a global context. The program adopts a practice-based approach, where students examine concepts and learn techniques that they can apply to real business situations in various contexts, such as derivatives, financial statement analysis and valuation, corporate finance, investment and portfolio management, and mergers and acquisitions.

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

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MBA 641 Managerial Accounting None 3
MBA 642 Managerial Finance None 3
MBA 643 Business Research Methods None 3
MBA 644 Managerial Economics None 3
MBA 645 Marketing Management None 3
MBA 646 Operations and Supply Chain Management None 3
MBA 647 Management of Information Systems None 3
MBA 651 Organizational Behavior None 3
MBA 648 Business Strategy (capstone) All other program Core Courses 3


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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