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Online MBA: Finance Concentration

Program Overview

Excel in a wide variety of Financial Management roles.

Today’s corporations operate in an extremely competitive global environment, where spot-on financial decision-making is critical to success.

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, from insurance and manufacturing to government institutions, with our MBA Finance concentration.

Today’s corporations operate in an extremely competitive global environment, where spot-on financial decision-making is critical to success.

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, from insurance and manufacturing to government institutions, with our MBA Finance concentration.

Program Highlights

2.5

avg. years to complete

39

total credit hours

$1,165

per credit hour

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Finance With a Managerial Mindset

In the MBA Finance concentration, you’ll examine how managers harness finance expertise to power their decision-making.

Learn how you can use analyses, financial statements, budgeting, planning, and control to impact day-to-day business and see how corporate finance and valuation affect capital budgeting, cash distribution, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Graduate ready to manage large accounts while ensuring your organization avoids risk, makes informed capital investments, and remains financially stable for years to come.

Career Outlook: Growth 3x the National Average

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for financial managers will grow 16% through 2028, a rate three times the national average.1

This incredible growth is driven by a strong, stable economy, an increase in the demand for cash and risk management, and banking institutions prioritizing stability over profitability in the wake of financial crises.

For 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked financial manager the No. 4 Best Business Job and No. 25 Best Job in America.2

Chief Financial Officer

$131,644/year

As a chief financial officer, you would be your organization’s lead executive responsible for guaranteeing the accuracy of financial reports, guiding M&A, overseeing taxation and investments, maintaining compliance and quality control, and more.3

Senior Financial Analyst

$79,191/year

As a senior financial analyst, you’d evaluate investment opportunities, analyze the performance of different investments, prepare monthly and annual financial budgets and forecasts, and study business and economic trends to ensure your organization’s continued success.4

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Financial consultant
  • Risk and insurance manager
  • Risk analyst
  • Credit analyst
EXPLORE CAREERS

Curriculum: Making Sense of Finance

In the MBA Finance concentration, you’ll examine accounting and finance with a managerial lens. Gain in-depth knowledge on international finance management, financial derivatives, the study of capital market theory, and more.

Course Spotlight: MBA 665 Futures and Options

Focus on the financial derivatives known as futures and options. You’ll explore long and short positions in calls and put options, valuation with the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model, put-call parity, credit derivatives, and hedging strategies.

Course Spotlight: MBA 663 Investment Analysis

From the viewpoint of a private investor, understand the balance between risk and return, the rates of return required by investors, the study of betas in the capital asset pricing model, and capital market theory.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 664 International Finance Management

This course covers international financial management topics including exchange rate determination, interest rate parity and purchasing power parity relationships, international Fisher Effect, transaction and operating exposure, forward markets, hedging with futures and options, and more.

More Options for Your Degree

Online MBA: Executive Coaching Concentration

Develop the skills you need to help executives lead teams, meet organizational goals, and succeed.

Online MBA: Healthcare Management Concentration

Lead the administrative side of patient-centered care, from budgeting and scheduling to human resources.

Online MBA: Leadership and Change Concentration

Understand your approach to leadership and examine the human dynamics of organizational change.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s online MBA, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in approximately two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time.

You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Select students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on concentration.

The number of management occupations is projected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounts to more than 700,000 new jobs for qualified candidates. The median annual wage for these positions is the highest of all major occupational groups, sitting at $104,240.

Management is just the beginning when you have your MBA. You can also tailor your degree to your career aspirations with our four concentrations: Executive CoachingFinanceHealthcare Management, and Leadership & Change.

Explore your career opportunities on our Career Outlook page.

No work experience is necessary to apply, but you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official GMAT/GRE scores are also required, though you may be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver if you have relevant full-time work experience.

See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The estimated tuition for this program is $41,940 to $45,435 depending on your chosen concentration.

Please note this amount doesn’t include other costs you might incur, such as textbooks, school supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

Find more details about tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options on our MBA Tuition page.

If you take two courses per semester, that would be considered full-time. You can also study on a part-time basis if you prefer.

The Queens MBA program includes 36 credit hours of foundation, core, flexible core, and elective courses. You’ll explore coursework in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and international business. The foundation and core courses are mandatory for all MBA students, but your electives and flexible core courses may vary.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer an optional, immersive two-day experience on the Queens campus in Charlotte, N.C. where you’ll get insights into leadership and personal learning style.

You also have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship, executive coaching, an unmatched business network, and a special leadership challenge in the mountains of Western North Carolina

See theĀ curriculumĀ page for more information.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. News & World Report (n.d.). Financial Manager Overview. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/financial-manager.
  3. Payscale (2019 August 30). Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Financial_Officer_(CFO)/Salary.
  4. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor InsightTM. Retrieved November 4, 2019.