Programs/MBA/Financial Management

The Sprott MBA Financial Management concentration provides the necessary tools and concepts for those who want to excel in corporate financial management.

The success of an enterprise depends on the effective management of capital invested by shareholders and a proper corporate governance framework. Recent events in capital and stock markets have reinforced the importance of prudent financial and investment management for financial professionals.

The financial management function cuts across strategic, tactical and operational decisions, as well as functional areas that include accounting, operations, marketing and logistics. Financial managers require an appreciation for managing the day-to-day operations of the firm (working capital), in addition to knowledge of the implications of long-term financing and investment decisions, as well as a clear understanding of the risk and return trade-offs faced by capital providers.


Courses provide a mix of finance and accounting tools and concepts with linkages to firm strategy and corporate planning. A wide range of issues are covered that include: managing short and long-term capital, investment decisions, enterprise valuation, mergers and acquisitions, international finance, corporate governance, capital markets, financial innovations and managing for value. Courses are interactive and rely extensively on case method.

For course descriptions, please refer to Carleton’s Graduate Calendar

NOTE: The Web edition of the Carleton University Graduate Calendar is the University’s official statement. Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at

Compulsory core courses (4.25 credits)

View list of  Sprott MBA core courses.

Concentration courses (2.25 credits)

Course Code Course title Credit
ACCT 5011 Financial Statement Analysis 0.25
ACCT 5012 Performance Measurement and Control 0.25
ACCT 5013 Public Sector and NGO Accounting 0.25
ACCT 5014 Financial Corporate Governance and Accountability 0.25
FINA 5511 Investments 0.25
FINA 5512 Valuation 0.25
FINA 5513 Mergers and Acquisitions 0.25
FINA 5514 International Finance 0.25
FINA 5521 Financial Management Concentration Integration 0.25

Elective courses (1.0 credit)

Electives can be selected from:

  • courses in other concentrations or
  • from the following list of additional electives in the calendar:
Course Code  Course Title Credit
BUSI 5106 Business Case Analysis and Presentations 0.25
BUSI 5108 Sustainable Business Development 0.25
BUSI 5906 Special Topics 0.25
TOMS 5301 Modeling Business Decisions 0.25

MBA Internship (1.0 credit)

Course code Course title Credit
BUSI 5999 Internship 0.25