Finance degree overview

Master of Business Administration: Finance Concentration

The Master’s in Business Administration program provides you with high-quality professional advanced study in business. Courses incorporate personal values and professional ethics. For maximum flexibility for working adults, Business Administration degree program courses are offered in the evening in a classroom setting and online.

About our Finance Concentration

Immerse yourself in different financial models and strategies. You will gain expertise in the management of capital and explore international finance. A concentration in finance prepares you for careers with investment firms, corporations, consulting, and more.

From large corporations to small businesses, there is always a need for good management. In addition, not-for-profit organizations look for leaders with good management and business skills. A graduate degree in business is also an important factor in reaching senior management ranks within most companies. Through this MBA program you can qualify for jobs in the private sector, the public sector and in academics.

If you’re looking for an online MBA degree program that gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of home, consider choosing Ottawa University. Our Master’s degree program is also available on-campus in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsin. It’s a great option for working professionals who have limited time for school.


Business Administration Career Opportunities
Upon completion of your Master’s in Business Administration degree, you can be ready to pursue careers in the following areas:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Small business management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resources management
  • Project management
  • Operations management
For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.


For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.

Finance Concentration Courses

Money and Capital Markets | BUS 7801
Course provides a comprehensive understanding and working aptitude of the structures, tools, and functions of monetary systems, both domestic and international. Special attention will be give to the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other government agencies dealing with global capital markets.

Working Capital Management | BUS 7802
Course focuses on guidelines, objectives, and methodologies involved in managing corporate short-term assets, liabilities, and working capital. Liquidity levels, cash management, credit policies, bank relationships, factoring, inventory controls, and current asset and liability management will be emphasized.

International Finance | BUS 7804
Course presents advanced treatment and pratice of financial theory and decision making in the international environment.

Financial Modeling Methodologies | BUS 7805
Course applies financial theory to real-world scenarious. Students will utilize different modeling tools and techniques to forecast financial data.

Master of Business Administration Courses

Module 1 - Behavioral Courses

Organizational Behavior and Theory | BUS 7000
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.

Value Systems and Professional Ethics | BUS 7200
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 2 - Core Courses

Strategic Marketing | BUS 7450
Covers the identification and selection of marketing opportunities, target markets and design, and implementation and evaluation of marketing programs.

Managerial Economics | BUS 7500
Application of economic theory to managerial. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

Managerial Finance | BUS 7600
Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency and capital structure.

Management Information Systems | BUS 7700
Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making. Explores current trends and emerging technologies.

Management Accounting | BUS 7800
Explore use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include: cost analysis and allocation, budgeting and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 3 - Capstone Courses

Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy | BUS 8500

Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.

Two courses from selected concentration.

For detailed curriculum and more please visit the Course Catalog entryfor this program.

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