Master of Business Administration with Finance Concentration

This program is offered at the Jackson and Madison campuses.

The Master of Business Administration with Finance Concentration is designed for students who would like an MBA but are also interested in the field of Finance.

Finance teaches the techniques that managers use to make and evaluate all types of organizational decisions. In addition to careers in corporate finance, investments, and banking, this concentration allows students to prepare for a wide range of organizational activities.

The Finance student is also able to prepare for a specialized job in the rapidly growing financial services industry: Insurance, Real Estate, Brokerage, Financial Planning, and Portfolio Management.

Master of Business Administration students develop the above qualities through an intense program that both advocates high academic standards and validates the Christian values to which the University, the School of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COURSE SCHEDULE

Curriculum Summary

MBA Online with Finance Concentration

Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA 624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA 612 Business Principles I 3
MBA 613 Business Principles II 3
MBA 680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA 643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA 658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA 640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA 646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA 664 Marketing Management 3
MBA 682 Principles of Executive Leadership 3
MBA 687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 36

Finance Concentration (online only):

Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 671 Financial Markets 3
MBA 672 Investments 3
MBA 673 Contemporary Issues in Finance 3
Total Electives 9

Admission Information

  • Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better has been earned in each course. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course.
  • Must have completed MBA 612 and MBA 643 with at least a ‘B’ grade. Students seeking to complete the concentration as a graduate certificate must also take MBA 612 or MBA 643.
  • Transcript must show successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of college algebra or a higher mathematics course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.B.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.