Academic Catalog

MBA Finance Concentration

Additional MBA Program Information

The MBA Finance Concentration provides the student with the decision tools and analytical skills needed for the successful financial management of the firm.

Program Summary

  • Gateway Courses - 12 credits
  • Professional Courses - 6 credits
  • MBA Core Courses - 18 credits
  • Concentration Courses - 12 credits (Finance)
  • Integrative Courses - 3 credits
  • Action-Based Learning (if not fulfilled in a concentration course) - 0-3 credits

Total Program: 51-54 credits

If Gateway Courses are all waived and the Action-Based Learning requirement is fulfilled in a concentration course within a 12 credit concentration, the MBA program is 39 credits.

Finance Concentration Coursework - 12 credits

Required - 9 credits

  • 6400:631 Financial Markets & Institutions (3 credits)
  • 6400:645 Investment Analysiss (3 credits)
  • 6400:678 Capital Budgeting (3 credits)

Choose three credits from the following:

  • 6400:514 Risk Management and Insurance: Property and Casualty (3 credits)
  • 6400:515 Risk Management and Insurance: Life and Health (3 credits)
  • 6400:616 Financial Risk Management (3 credits)
  • 6400:650 Techniques of Financial Modelling (3 credits)
  • 6400:690 Selected Topics in Finance (3 credits)
  • 6400:695 Research in Finance (1-3 credits)
  • 6400:697 Independent Study in Finance (1-3 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and fee
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred), GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall, Suite 202. Proof of English Language Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.

Degree Offered: MBA Master of Business Administration

Program Contact: grad.cba@uakron.edu