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Online MBA: Finance Concentration


Today’s corporations operate in an extremely competitive global environment, where spot-on financial decision-making is critical to success.

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, from insurance and manufacturing to government institutions, with our MBA Finance concentration.

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  • Duration 2.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $1165
  • Credit Hours 39

Program Benefits

  • Prepare to advance in a rapidly expanding industry
  • AACSB-accredited
  • No GRE/GMAT or application fee
  • Scholarships available

Finance With a Managerial Mindset

In the MBA Finance concentration, you’ll examine how managers harness finance expertise to power their decision-making.

Learn how you can use analyses, financial statements, budgeting, planning, and control to impact day-to-day business and see how corporate finance and valuation affect capital budgeting, cash distribution, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Graduate ready to manage large accounts while ensuring your organization avoids risk, makes informed capital investments, and remains financially stable for years to come.

Career Outlook: Growth 3x the National Average

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for financial managers will grow 16% through 2028, a rate three times the national average.1

This incredible growth is driven by a strong, stable economy, an increase in the demand for cash and risk management, and banking institutions prioritizing stability over profitability in the wake of financial crises.

For 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked financial manager the No. 4 Best Business Job and No. 25 Best Job in America.2

Chief Financial Officer


As a chief financial officer, you would be your organization’s lead executive responsible for guaranteeing the accuracy of financial reports, guiding M&A, overseeing taxation and investments, maintaining compliance and quality control, and more.3

Senior Financial Analyst


As a senior financial analyst, you’d evaluate investment opportunities, analyze the performance of different investments, prepare monthly and annual financial budgets and forecasts, and study business and economic trends to ensure your organization’s continued success.4

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Financial consultant
  • Risk and insurance manager
  • Risk analyst
  • Credit analyst

Curriculum: Making Sense of Finance

In the MBA Finance concentration, you’ll examine accounting and finance with a managerial lens. Gain in-depth knowledge on international finance management, financial derivatives, the study of capital market theory, and more.

Course Spotlight: MBA 665 Futures and Options

Focus on the financial derivatives known as futures and options. You’ll explore long and short positions in calls and put options, valuation with the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model, put-call parity, credit derivatives, and hedging strategies.

Course Spotlight: MBA 663 Investment Analysis

From the viewpoint of a private investor, understand the balance between risk and return, the rates of return required by investors, the study of betas in the capital asset pricing model, and capital market theory.


Course Spotlight: MBA 664 International Finance Management

This course covers international financial management topics including exchange rate determination, interest rate parity and purchasing power parity relationships, international Fisher Effect, transaction and operating exposure, forward markets, hedging with futures and options, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s online MBA, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time. You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Some students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on the concentration.

The total tuition for the MBA program depends on the track students choose. For the MBA with foundational courses, the total tuition is $45,540. For the MBA without foundational courses, the total tuition is $41,940. For the MBA program with specialization courses, total tuition is $41,940 to $45,540.

Yes, this program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB. Through its rigorous standards and processes, AACSB accredits institutions that uphold its mission and core values, work to advance the interests of global business education, and participate in AACSB’s community of leading business schools. In this context, AACSB focuses on continuous quality improvement in business education through engagement, innovation, and impact.

Yes, the MBA program accepts transfer credits. Please speak to an Admissions Advisor for more information.

To be admitted to the program, you must submit an application, resume, official transcripts of all colleges previously attended, statement of purpose (500–750 words) and two letters of recommendation.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  2. U.S. News & World Report (n.d.). Financial Manager Overview. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  3. Payscale (2019 August 30). Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary. Retrieved September 16, 2019, from
  4. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor InsightTM. Retrieved November 4, 2019.