Since 1999, the Nicholas Center has been focusing exclusively on delivering practical training in corporate finance and investment banking.
Do you see the big picture when it comes to finance? Corporate finance requires a deep understanding of financial methods and techniques - from valuing assets to providing insights on important business development decisions. Investment banking focuses on raising capital for companies and making business deals happen.
The Wisconsin MBA in corporate finance and investment banking prepares you to see the big picture and to succeed as a financial officer, consultant, or investment banker.
The specialized Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking combines the breadth of an outstanding first-year core curriculum with the depth of financial consulting project-based experience in the second year. Critical analysis of corporate financial problems is at the heart of the program. The Nicholas Center is the only truly applied corporate finance MBA program in the country. Why is Wisconsin's specialized MBA approach gaining international recognition? According to BusinessWeek, specialized programs "give students the kind of targeted, real-world experience sometimes lacking in traditional MBAs."
The Nicholas MBA program offers students a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working on meaningful corporate finance consulting engagements. Students work in teams on assigned finance projects for consulting firms, investment banks, public corporations and private companies. The financial consulting engagements typically involve an analysis of problem areas for the engagement sponsors in areas such as working capital management, evaluation of funding sources, valuation, cost of capital, capital expenditure decisions, acquisition analysis, and joint venture and strategic alliances. Throughout the academic year, students work on approximately four to six diverse financial consulting engagements. Overall, each class works with 16 -18 different corporations, firms and banks.
Our graduates become financial leaders in all areas of corporate finance and investment banking.