MBA in Finance

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Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program is designed to prepare you to assume a leadership role in the area of corporate finance. Read on for more information about Kaplan University's online MBA - Finance program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Once enrolled in Kaplan University's online Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program, you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in several areas of finance and other business functions. Specialization courses cover corporate financial assets and balance sheets, merger and acquisition strategies, global financial markets, and financial statement preparation. The core curriculum provides study in a broad range of business areas, including communications, marketing, accounting, human resources, corporate responsibility, and economics. The program emphasizes the development of analytical, strategic thinking, and decision making skills.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should currently be employed in a corporate finance environment or similar setting. Previous courses in finance and financial management are beneficial. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Successful completion of the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program requires a total of 76 credits. This requirement consists of 60 credits in the core MBA program and a minimum of four 4-credit specialization courses. Specific course requirements are subject to change.

Program Requirements

  • Business Perspectives
  • Business Communications
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis
  • Measurement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Financial Management
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • MBA Capstone

Specialization Requirements

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance program, you could seek positions at the executive or upper management level.* You could apply the skills you might have developed in the program to management jobs in corporate finance departments, banking institutions, investment firms, or financial consulting firms. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Chief financial officer
  • Mergers and acquisitions manager
  • Corporate financial analyst
  • Corporate financial consultant

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.