MBA WITH A FINANCE CONCENTRATION

Whether your company does business domestically or globally, you will learn to apply a broad range of financial skills and management principles to add value to your organization in the Master of Business Administration with a Finance concentration.

 

 

Become a vital contributor to the financial well-being of any organization with the proficiencies you'll gain in the MBA with a Concentration in Finance program from UW-Parkside. Prepare for high-demand roles as a Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, CFO, Finance Director, Investment Banker, Risk Manager, and more.

Our practical curriculum empowers you with in-depth knowledge of investments, international financial management tools, and applications to manage financial institutions. You will explore financial investments, theoretical and applied valuation techniques, and modern investment portfolio theory.

This business master's program discusses the principles of international finances and foreign exchange risk management for multinational corporations. Plus, you will study the structure and operation of financial institutions including commercial banks, credit unions, insurance companies, security firms, investment banks, finance companies, mutual funds, and pension funds. You will consider techniques to analyze and manage risks in financial institutions.

Our core course work comprises 24 credit hours and empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications. You will learn advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control. If you don't have an undergraduate background in business, you will benefit from our foundation courses designed to ensure your success in the MBA program. These two courses introduce you to principles in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics.

All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs. Our curriculum is frequently revised to remain relevant with industry trends, in part based on feedback from our esteemed Business Advisory Board, which is comprised of approximately 30 senior business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of management backgrounds. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months.

 

In this program, you will learn:

  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • The issues of working within a competitive global marketplace and the development of corresponding strategies

Students without an undergraduate business background must take the following courses.

MBA 502 | Foundations in Finance & Accounting

MBA 512 | Foundations in Statistics and Economics

You must take the following courses.

MBA 700 | Creative and Innovative Management

MBA 702 | Managerial Accounting

MBA 715 | Advanced Operations Management

MBA 716 | Project Management

MBA 720 | Information Technology for Business Decision Making

MBA 732 | Corporate Financial Management

MBA 741 | Contemporary Challenges in Managing Organizations

MBA 742 | Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development

MBA 746 | Advanced Global Management

MBA 752 | Marketing Management

MBA 793 | Competitive Decision Making

MBA 796 | Advanced Strategic Management

You must take the following courses.

MBA 733 | Investments

MBA 735 | International Financial Management

MBA 739 | Management of Financial Institutions

For unconditional admission into the MBA with a Concentration in General Management program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended as well as meet the requirements below.

MBA online admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)

2.75 and above–GMAT waived. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended.

2.5 to 2.749–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience to receive a GMAT waiver. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit a GMAT score and two recommendations.

2.33 to 2.49–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a GMAT score, a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UW-Parkside at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

All Department of Business academic programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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CONTACT INFO

Online MBA | 844-492-2160

Face-to-Face  |  262-595-2280

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