The Finance concentration provides you with the skills you need to compete in a global economy where the timely interpretation of ever-changing financial information is critical to business success. Through this concentration, you will gain in-depth financial knowledge and skills to help you make those interpretations. MBA Finance graduates work in finance and accounting, consulting, marketing and sales, project management, and many other disciplines.
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
|*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)||1|
|6700:693||Negotiations in the Workplace||1|
|6500:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6800:605||International Business Environments||3|
*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
|Required (9 credits):|
|6400:631||Financial Markets and Institution||3|
|Choose 3 credits from one of the following:|
|6400:514||Risk Management and Insurance: Property and Casualty||3|
|6400:515||Risk Management and Insurance: Life and Health||3|
|6400:616||Financial Risk Management||3|
|6400:650||Techniques of Financial Modeling||3|
|6400:690||Selected Topics in Finance||3|
|6400:695||Research in Finance||1-3|
|6400:697||Independent Study in Finance||1-3|
|MBA Integrative Course|
(Restricted to Students graduating within two semesters)
|Total Credit Hours||48-54|
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. Proof of English 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.