Master of Business Administration – Finance
Prepare for a career in the world of finance.
Financial experts play an important role in nearly all businesses and organizations.
The Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance is the ideal program for students seeking a business degree that will prepare them for a career in the world of finance.
Finish Fast – Can complete in 18 months
Enjoy Flexibility – 12 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Choose Where You Learn – 100% online courses
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $375 per month
Focus On Your Passion – Choose your Capstone
This degree blends Aspen University’s standard MBA curriculum with a series of finance-focused courses specifically designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed as a finance expert. Your degree may lead to a position in a wide variety of work environments, including areas such as accounting, personal finance advising, and financial management.
MBA (Finance) Course Highlights
Students specializing in Finance will graduate with a solid foundation in business organization and operation along with the specialized skills that are vital to a career in finance and finance-related fields.
The program begins with foundational courses covering topics such as:
- Business Finance
- Managerial Accounting
- Business Ethics
The program then delves into specialized courses including:
- Innovative Finance and Venture Capital
- Corporate Financial Management
- Global Corporate Finance
- Application – A completed application.
- Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)
- Finance Experience – Applicants must demonstrate both of the following: 1) 2 years of professional work experience finance/accounting and 2) Successful completion of an undergraduate finance program at an appropriately accredited university; or successful completion of two graduate level finance courses at an appropriately accredited university.
MGT500 - Management
BUS530 - Marketing Management
BUS560 - Business Ethics
CIS685 - eBusiness
MGT520 - Quantitative Analysis
BUS510 - Managerial Accounting
BUS550 - Business Finance
BUS540 - Managerial Economics
BUS551 - Corporate Financial Management
BUS552 - Innovative Finance and Venture Capital
BUS553 - Global Corporate Finance
BUS799 - Graduate Capstone
Management provides a solid foundation for facing the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. This course introduces the fundamental management functions of planning, decision-making, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as the tools and techniques of managing people, processes, projects, and the work environment. Students explore current issues in management and gain insights into how successful organizations operate.3 Credits
This pulls together specialized models, tools, and processes from the perspective of the manager who is responsible implementing a coordinated marketing program. Because consumers and business buyers face an abundance of suppliers seeking to satisfy their every need, companies and not-for-profit organizations cannot survive today by simply doing a good job at marketing management. They must do an excellent job if they are to remain in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. Many studies have demonstrated that the key to profitable performance is knowing and satisfying target customers with competitively superior offers. This process takes place today in an increasingly global, technical, and competitive environment. Marketing management is the conscious effort to achieve desired exchange outcomes with target markets. The marketer's basic skill lies in influencing the level, timing, and composition of demand for a product, service, organization, place, person, idea or some form of information.3 Credits
Today’s managers face many different opportunities to make decisions ethical and unethical as they compete with other firms. This course will provide an opportunity for managers to take business ethics seriously. That means taking the time to understand the core elements of the system that have gone awry and led to some extreme behaviors. Business ethics is primarily about business. This course will allow managers to get beyond the view of business as separate from ethics by allowing an opportunity to understand that business ethics is a fundamental of business management. This course begins by exploring the inherent values of future managers, how ethics is an integral aspect of an organization’s value-creation activities and aspirations.3 Credits
Explores the components of an eBusiness and describes how this structure can provide value to the customer. Focus is on learning the eBusiness terminology, advantages and disadvantages of running a business on the internet, and the most appropriate business models. Examines the value of aligning eBusiness practices with the organization’s mission and vision.3 Credits
A background to use a broad array of powerful and appropriate analytic tools to make business decisions is presented. These skills will enhance the ability to contribute solutions to an organization that are based on quantitative analysis. By learning which methods are appropriate to a given solution and by becoming familiar with the assumptions associated with each method, evaluation of if the best process was used to generate results based on the available data. Skills to become a better decision-maker and problem-solver are presented. A key ability is to use mathematical programming to make or confirm decisions instead of relying on rules of thumb, opinions, and expert judgement.3 Credits
Accounting, the language of business, provides crucial decision-making information to business organizations. This introduction to financial and managerial accounting prepares students to construct and interpret financial statements, generate budgets, and to use accounting data for strategic and management purposes with an emphasis on profitability. Legal and ethical issues in accounting are also discussed.3 Credits
This course explores financial statement and cash flow analysis and the time value of money. It presents information on bonds and stock valuation and risk, return, and value. There are also discussions on capital budgeting processes and techniques, cash flow and capital budgeting, and cost of capital and project risk. Options and the international financial market are discussed as well.3 Credits
Economics is the study of how resources are allocated. People of a nation and their government decide how much of a commodity should be produced and how that commodity is allocated. The allocation is done by a price system in free markets. There, prices determine how commodities are to be allocated, and prices determine how much should be made by a business. Microeconomics conveys the study of this allocation system to the level of an individual business. For over 200 years, business behavior has been carefully studied, conclusions made and tested, the models formulated and refined. Managerial Economics draws on the principles of economics and applies them to managerial decisions. It is incumbent on the student to be well versed in economic theories, models, and concepts so that their applications are pertinent, appropriate, and well-reasoned.3 Credits
This course guides students to develop intuition about decision making that will hold true through future evolutions in the financial world. It provides an integrated view of the theory of finance providing timely, real word examples and connecting the theory with practice. The course covers important corporate financial management topics and theories including options, agency theory, corporate governance, capital budgeting, long-term financing, risk analysis, and international corporate finance.3 Credits
This course provides a connection between finance theory and venture capital practice. It explores cutting edge financial tools applied to venture capital and research and development investing. Various techniques are explored, including Monte-Carlo analysis, real options, binominal trees, and game theory.3 Credits
This course is designed to provide an overview of the global financial environment, such as motives for foreign trade and investment, the balance of payments, and the international monetary system. It deals with the forces that affect the relative prices of currencies in international markets. The course goes on to describe sources of global corporate finance and discusses the management of assets.3 Credits
The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. This project is completely individualized; students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.3 Credits