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MBA Finance Concentration

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Portfolio Management and Corporate Finance

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Examine the risks and rewards of investing in volatile markets with an MBA concentration in finance. Graduate ready to apply your skills in your organization, no matter the industry.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Provide Valuable Insights with an MBA in Finance

Focus on the study of financial protocols, the structure of financial institutions, dividend policies, long and short-term financing and risk management at the firm level. Our finance coursework is taught by experts in the field who bring real-world scenarios into the classroom.

When you finish your program, you will have both an MBA and a graduate-level certificate. You may also qualify for a $5,000 scholarship through the College of Business – contact our enrollment team for more information.

Courses

3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
Our finance concentration curriculum gives you a deep dive into the skills you need to make complex decisions in financial markets and institutions through three focused courses.

  • MBA 6345 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)


    This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the concepts, problems, and applications of financial decision-making as it relates to financial markets and institutions. Concepts related to banking, equity markets, fixed income markets, derivative markets and foreign exchange markets are emphasized.

  • MBA 6355 Investments (3 credits)


    Covers the principles used by investors to identify and evaluate various investment alternatives in forming investment portfolios. The topics include sources of investment information, the relationship between investment risks and returns, portfolio theory, portfolio performance evaluation, analysis and valuation of securities (the main focus is on common stocks), and investor and market behavior.

  • MBA 6365 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)


    The course provides students with a deeper understanding of corporate finance. Specifically, we explore and discuss the following topics: capital structure, dividend policy, both long-term and short-term financing, risk management at the firm level and some special topics. The course provides students with the skills necessary for a career in financial management. This course combines real-world examples from the Wall Street Journal and recent academic articles with the financial management strategies outlined in the text. In short, students will be able to address key company-specific questions about the firm's strategy and ability to fund its operations, while at the same time managing and incorporating risk management to maximize shareholder wealth.

Career Outlook

The demand for financial managers is expected to grow 17% between 2020 and 2030, which will result in 118,200 new jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. OHIO MBA graduates pursue various career paths in a variety of industries.

  • Financial Manager

    $131,710

    per year1

  • Top Executive

    $98,980

    per year2

  • Financial Analyst

    $81,410

    per year3

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.