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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance Accelerated Online

Complete Coursework: As few as 12 months Credit Hours: 33-42* Tuition: $326.71 per credit hour

Invest in Your Future: Earn your MBA online

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance Accelerated Online degree is designed to enhance your general business acumen while expanding your knowledge in financial management. Our 100% online accelerated program focuses on quality education to fit any busy schedule.

The demand for financial analysts, planners and managers is growing faster than many other professional fields. As part of the distinguished University of Texas System, our online AACSB accredited program is flexible and convenient, allowing you to be on your way to better economic opportunities in as few as 12 months.

UTPB MBA Finance Program Advantages:

  • Accelerated, 100% online program
  • Affordable tuition – $11,761.56**
  • 8-week courses
  • GMAT waived with 3.25 GPA in undergraduate degree or 3.25 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Get started in 2 courses before submitting GMAT scores
Top 10 Reasons To Earn Your MBA Online at UTPB

In our Master of Business Administration Finance online degree program, you will:

  • Learn how to analyze and interpret financial information including options and futures, portfolio theory and management and international finance.
  • Explore the multiple aspects of investment, economics, and accounting including derivatives, financial statement analysis, fixed income, managerial accounting, real estate, taxes and business strategy.
  • Strengthen your ability to think strategically, nurture your business acumen and leadership skills and apply them to real-life situations.

Learn from business professionals.

Every online course is taught by the same respected UTPB faculty members who teach on campus and are committed to mentoring their students. In fact, in the National Survey of Student Engagement, 99 percent of UTPB seniors reported that their professors provided prompt feedback on their academic performance.

Apply your knowledge to a variety of professional fields.

Upon graduating from UTPB's online MBA Finance program, you should have the confidence and skills needed to succeed and advance in today's competitive workforce. With a concentration in Finance, our MBA graduates advance within corporate careers such as investment and commercial banks, financial management consultancies, private equity firms and venture capital companies.

*Business Undergraduate 30-36 hours; Non-Business Undergraduate 42 hours.

**Business Undergraduate $11,761.56; Non-Business Undergrad $13,721.82.

To complete this Master of Business Administration program online, you must complete:

Business Undergraduate: (24 required + 9 concentration) = 33 hours (with an opportunity to possibly waive 6 hours based on prior undergraduate courses, to make it a few as 30 hours)

Non-Business Undergraduate: (33 required + 9 concentration) = 42 hours

Online Courses

Preparation Courses

Upon admission students will be evaluated for computer literacy and statistical literacy. Students who need additional skills in these areas are referred MATH 6301 (statistical literacy). MATH 6301 must be taken before the student enrolls in MNGT 6303, FINA 6320, MNGT 6361, MNGT 6366 or electives in marketing, finance or economics.

Statistical concepts emphasizing simple and multiple regression, hypothesis testing and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: one year of college level mathematics.

Core Courses

Business undergraduate students may be eligible to waive up to 6 hours.

A foundation in the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting information designed for the planning, assessment, and control of business entities. Emphasizes the use of information for decision making.
Survey of foundational concepts in finance; in particular, discounted cash flow analysis and its applications to valuation of bonds, stocks, and corporate capital assets. Introduction to the following topics: bond and stock markets; pricing mechanisms in those markets; relationship between risk and return; capital budgeting methods based on discounted cash flow valuation. Prerequisite: ACCT 6301 or equivalent.
The role of the operations management function within the context of an organization, be it public or private, profit or nonprofit, manufacturing or service. The course emphasizes the application of concepts of in process analysis, material management, and quality management. Both quantitative and behavioral perspectives are presented.
The systematic study of individual, team, and structural characteristics that influence behavior within organizations. Cross-cultural applications are discussed.
An analysis of the customer/market relationships with the company in an open market system characterized by the presence of strong competition within a very fluid business environment. Managerial decision making with this matrix will be stressed.

Courses Beyond Core

Methods and problem resolution in developing and managing company-wide information systems.
A foundation in the role of law in our system of business and commerce, both facilitating and constraining business decision- making. In addition, this course will introduce the operation of legal institutions and the fundamentals of legal reasoning.
This course examines deterministic linear programming, networks and dynamic programming. It emphasizes formation and utilization of programming computer packages.
The course looks at research in the business environment. The research process paradigm is thoroughly investigated with a special emphasis on the role of business research in management decision-making.
Opportunity for development and implementation of knowledge from multiple disciplines and integration of viewpoints of different functions of an organization. Case evaluation and discussion are stressed.
The course investigates government and businesses across borders and the dynamics between countries/regions, including country profiles, regional integration, trade, law and foreign direct investment. This course is macro in nature and focuses on international business and its overriding theories, and how to apply them in management decisions.

Concentration Courses

This course is a study of management of financial institutions in a world where integrated financial service companies play a greater role. Topics include risk measurement and management, regulatory compliance, capital adequacy, liquidity, and profitability from the perspective of a financial institution manager. The course also covers current developments in the financial services industry. Risk management topics include hedging with traditional derivatives, such as futures, options, sways, loan securitizations; new derivatives, such as credit default swaps; and structured financial products.
Introduction to options, futures, and other derivative securities. Topics include option valuation models, principles of forward and futures pricing, structure of markets for derivative securities, and strategies for hedging and speculation. Prerequisite: FINA 6320 or equivalent.
A comprehensive study of international financial markets that covers currency exchange mechanisms in theory and practice, including international monetary systems, offshore financial markets, and currency risk management. Prerequisite: FINA 6320 or equivalent.
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