The foundations of the finance field are changing and the Department of Finance faculty are committed to keeping the MBA program as current as possible. With two of the world's top finance researchers in the Department, it is well poised to do just that.
The concentration provides you with the skills you need to compete in a global economy where the timely interpretation of ever-changing information is critical to success. Graduates of the program go on to successful careers in business organizations, financial services and banking.
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)|
|6200:655||Government and Business|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis|
|*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.|
Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.
Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 Credits)|
|6700:689||Leading and Influencing (Required in year 1, first semester)|
|6700:693||Negotiations in the Workplace|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy|
|MBA Core Courses*(18 Credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations|
|6800:605||International Business Environments|
*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.
MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 Credits)
The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration
|6400:631||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|Choose three credits from the following:|
|6400:650||Techniques of Financial Modeling||3|
|6400:681||Multinational Corporate Finance||3|
|6400:690||Selected Topics in Finance||3|
|6400:691||International Markets and Investments||3|
|6400:697||Independent Study in Finance||3|
|6400:698||Independent Study: Business Law||3|
|(restricted to students graduating within two semesters)|
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 the Office of International Programs.
MBA Master of Business Admin,
You need to have a completed application to be considered for admission. That means that you have to have a GMAT score (at least 500), a TOEFL score if you are an international student, hold an undergraduate degree, have your statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, resume, transcripts (at least a 2.75 GPA) and all the other material in to us so that our graduate admissions committee can evaluate your application.
For nine consecutive years, the Princeton Review has rated the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron as one of the best business schools in the nation. Regardless of the field you choose, at Akron you have the opportunity to learn from business faculty involved in business and dedicated to sharing their knowledge with you.
Current students and alumni point to our dedication to meeting the needs of our students by providing an excellent education and solid support service to help students succeed. All of our graduate business programs are flexible, allowing you to study on a full or part time basis. Course loads can vary so that a student can tailor their studies to accommodate work or family driven activities, such as Tax season for accountants or summer vacations for families.
Your degree, your way. That is clearly an advantage of Akron.