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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

The College of Business offers an MBA in Finance Degree. This degree prepares students, who may or may not have a background in business, for careers in financial management of businesses, health care organizations, government agencies, and non-profit enterprises. The degree will equip students with broad skills and knowledge in business, accounting, marketing, operations, management, and leadership; and allows for 4 classes in the finance area. The MBA in Finance places an emphasis on developing financial analytical skills. There are many opportunities for graduates, including financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker and corporate financial associate.

Program tracks include a 36 credit track for students with an undergraduate degree in business and a 48 credit track for students with undergraduate degrees other than business. With either track, no work experience is required. The program can be completed full time or part time and can be started in the Fall or Spring semester. Additionally, domestic students can begin the program in Summer Session I. A portion of the MBA program can be taken online, and classes are offered in two Summer sessions and a Winter session.

Students are required to have an average grade of "B" or higher in all courses. Students will have to obtain a GPA of 3.0 or better by the end of their degree, otherwise the degree will not be granted. 

MBA Learning Goals and Objectives

Requirements for the MBA in Finance Degree - 36 Credit Track

[All courses are 3 credit courses]

MBA in Finance Required and Elective Courses
36 Credit Track

I. Required Courses

  • MBA 501 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 503 Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • MBA 506 Leadership, Team Effectiveness and Communications
  • MBA 507 Ethics in Management
  • MBA 511 Technological Innovations
  • MBA 512 Business Planning and Strategic Management
  • MBA 522 Industry Project

II. Finance Electives

Students in the 36 credit track must complete 5 electives, 4 of which must be in the finance area

 

* Elective course options subject to change

  • FIN 524 Asset Pricing
  • FIN 525 Portfolio Management
  • FIN 529 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making 
  • FIN 536 Financial Management 
  • FIN 539 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 540 Prob & Stats for Finance
  • FIN 541 Bank Management
  • FIN 545 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 547 Fundamentals of Fixed Income Analysis
  • FIN 549 Risk Management 
  • FIN 551 Cases in Finance
  • FIN 552 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 559 Computational Finance
  • FIN 562 Data Analysis for Finance
  • FIN 576 Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 578 Behavioral Finance
  • FIN 579 Advanced Investments

 

Requirements for the MBA in Finance Degree - 48 Credit Track

[All courses are 3 credit courses]

 MBA in Finance Required and Elective Courses
48 Credit Track

I. Required Courses

  • MBA 502 Finance
  • MBA 504 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 505 Marketing
  • MBA 589 Operations Management
  • MBA 501 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 503 Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • MBA 506 Leadership, Team Effectiveness and Communications
  • MBA 507 Ethics in Management
  • MBA 511 Technological Innovations
  • MBA 512 Business Planning and Strategic Management
  • MBA 592 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 522 Industry Project

II. Finance Electives

(Choose any 4 courses)

 

* Elective course options subject to change

  • FIN 524 Asset Pricing
  • FIN 525 Portfolio Management
  • FIN 529 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making 
  • FIN 536 Financial Management 
  • FIN 539 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 540 Prob & Stats for Finance
  • FIN 541 Bank Management
  • FIN 545 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • FIN 547 Fundamentals of Fixed Income Analysis
  • FIN 549 Risk Management 
  • FIN 551 Cases in Finance
  • FIN 552 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 559 Computational Finance
  • FIN 562 Data Analysis for Finance
  • FIN 576 Real Estate Finance
  • FIN 578 Behavioral Finance
  • FIN 579 Advanced Investments
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