The Fast Track is called the Fast Track for a reason: To provide you the most competitive preparation early in the MBA program for the demanding fields of investment banking, financial consulting, private equity, corporate finance, investment management, sales and trading, and wealth management. The curriculum offers an analytically rigorous set of courses and experiences that launch immediately upon your matriculation to Ross. The Fast Track offers two tracks based on students career interests: one track is designed for careers in investment banking, corporate finance, financial consulting, and private equity ("financial management" track), while the second track is designed for careers in investment management, sales and trading, and wealth management ("asset management" track). Students are not limited to only one track, but may enroll in both.
As you develop in your MBA experience, you will build on your expertise through challenging course electives in the finance area. he Fast Track enables you to participate in all the aspects of the Ross general management preparation while offering the opportunity to develop specialized expertise for the finance industry.
Financial Management Track
The Financial Management track is designed for careers in investment banking, corporate finance, financial consulting, and private equity. In order to participate in this track, you must waive the core accounting course, ACC 502. This will allow students interested in the Financial Management track to enroll in FIN 603, Advanced Financial Analysis and Valuation, a course that will span the core concepts of finance and valuation in a case-based method, and take a fast pace. This three-credit course spans Fall A and Fall B terms, and fulfills the MBA Finance core requirement. During the Fall B semester, you will be able to take a course on Financial Modeling (FIN 575), an elective covering modeling financial statements, LBO models, and portfolio choices in Excel. This course is designed to run in parallel with the second half of FIN 603.
Asset Management Track
The Asset Management track is designed for students interested in investment management, sales and trading, and wealth management. In Fall B term, students interested in the Asset Management track will enroll in FIN 604, Advanced Investment Management, an elective course that will introduce students to fundamentals of security pricing and portfolio theory and then immerse them in quantitative applications. This three-credit course spans Fall B and Winter A terms. Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the Finance core requirement by enrolling in FIN 603 in Fall A term and can also elect to take the Financial Modeling (FIN 575) elective in Fall B.