MBA in Finance

Award-winning MBAs with 15 different concentrations to focus your skill.

 

Overview:

Master the key aspects of real estate investment, securities analysis, risk management, and other essential topics within the financial field. Learn business from a Christian perspective and find out how to thrive in your career of choice. We believe that every occupation from mother to CEO is an opportunity to serve.

The Web-based MBA in Finance from Concordia University Online is taught by current industry professionals who are dedicated to leading others in their field of expertise—finance, the language of business. Here, you will receive the benefit of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse online student body.

Get the tools necessary to succeed in a wide variety of positions within business. Equipped with the knowledge and experience that today’s employers are looking for, you will be a highly competitive candidate for a number of careers.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.

Concordia University Wisconsin has been recognized by BestColleges.com for its outstanding online MBA in Finance program.

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Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

39

Cost/Credit

$682

Total Cost

$26,598

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The thing I enjoy the most about Concordia’s MBA program, and all Concordia classes as well, is the Christian based education. In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly more important. The instructors are highly qualified and the entire staff goes above and beyond to make the student successful!”
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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of the characteristics of securities and how to evaluate them using financial spreadsheets and internet applications
  • Confidence to make informed investment choices using the analysis of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and mutual funds
  • Knowledge of the parameters of law and fraud within business finance
  • Experience with setting and obtaining investment objectives using an in-depth knowledge of basic financing instruments such as capital, debt, securitization, and government subsidized assets
  • Ability to use accounting reports to make informed and well-guided decisions
  • Capability to analyze decision-making from both legal and ethical standpoints
  • Experience with managing a portfolio in relation to key concepts in modern theory
  • Understanding of the essentials of fixed income securities, determinants of option pricing, and the methods of common stock valuation

Career Outlook

  • Budget Analyst
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Cost Estimators
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Fundraiser
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor

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Finance

Choose 15 Credits

Real Estate Investment (MBA 558/858) - Credits: 3

Course Description

On-campus only - Real Estate Investment is a survey course which outlines the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives . This includes an overview of investment instruments, forms of ownerships, financing instruments (capital, debt, securitization and government subsidized) and investor strategies for constant fluid markets.
Legal Aspects of Business Administration (MBA 570/870) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Legal Aspects of Business Administration entails the study of the contemporary and legal issues facing managers and the development of practical skills for analyzing decision-making from both the legal and ethical standpoints. Issues will be studied from the position of managerial decision-making with an emphasis on the establishment of sound, well-grounded policies intended to prevent and resolve disputes.
Fraud Management (MBA 576/876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Fraud Management is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted . The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.
Financial Institution Management (MBA 621/921) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Financial Institution Management provides an understanding of the financial services industry with a focus on measuring and managing risks. It is designed for the practical application of measurement and management techniques, thus complex formula-driven techniques will be reviewed in concept.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 622/922) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. ARM 54 Certification. 3 credit hours.
Securities Analysis (MBA 625/925) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Securities Analysis is the study of investment choices and the analysis of each for the investment decision . Stocks, bonds, derivatives, and mutual funds are all examined. Understanding the characteristics of securities and how to evaluate them using financial spreadsheets and internet applications toward making a capital decision is emphasized.
Portfolio Mathematics (MBA 626/926) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Portfolio Mathematics emphasizes investment selection/decision/policy issues, key concepts in modern portfolio theory, methods of common stock valuation, understanding the essentials of fixed income securities, determinants of option pricing, and evaluating managers' performance.
International Finance (MIB 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

International Finance presents the study of financial management in the global market-place . Topics will include foreign exchange, decisions relating to capital budgeting in relation to the flow of funds and the investment alternatives for management and investors . The operation of international financing markets will be presented
Corporate Risk Finance: From Concepts to Reality-ARM 56 Certificate (MBA 628/628) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Explores the concepts and real world examples of risk financing evaluation and decisions. This course covers theory and application of various aspects of risk and the analysis and quantification of the cost of risk. The course will also explore the details of different risk financing techniques and the use of multiple techniques to finance different layers of losses from the same sources. ARM 56 Certification. 3 credit hours
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 500/800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs. Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required. 3 credits.
Business Foundations for Administrative Professions (MBA 513/813) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 590/890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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