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Master of Business Administration in Finance Online

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Program Overview

MBA Finance
Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $19,800

Make an investment in your future with the Master of Business Administration in Finance online program from Barry University. Our AACSB-accredited MBA features rigorous coursework with an emphasis on practical application. This program gives you a broad business perspective with added finance expertise. In addition to advancing your understanding of the basics in finance, accounting, and economics, you will learn about international economic and financial concepts and their application to international business operations, the functioning of foreign exchange markets and international capital, money markets, international portfolio diversification, international banking, and more.

You will gain a thorough understanding of financial markets and institutions, including the operating policies of financial institutions and the interrelationships among intermediaries in the money and capital markets. Barry's highly respected online faculty features professors with real-world experience, over 90 percent of whom hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

Graduates of this finance MBA are well-suited for roles such as financial analyst, investment analyst, financial planner, or Chief Financial Officer. You may be able to transfer up to 6 credits from a previous graduate institution into the program.*

In this program, you will learn:

  • The accounting cycle, and the relevance and limitations of cost information in managerial decision-making
  • Market theory and how to approach markets across the globe to increase levels of capital
  • Functions of foreign exchange markets and international capital and its applicability to business operations
  • International portfolio diversification, multinational capital budgeting, direct foreign investing, and international banking
  • How to apply financial theory and analytical techniques to all aspects of financial management

*The acceptance of graduate transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent on the pertinence of the work to the MBA program. All transfer credits must be a B (3.0) or better, and course content must be directly parallel to those of the required or specialization courses in the MBA program. No graduate credit will be allowed for correspondence or extension work. Students may not transfer credits after they have entered the program.

Courses

In order to earn to earn the online Master of Business Administration in Finance, you must complete 12 courses (36 credits), including nine core courses (27 credits) and three electives (9 credits). You may be required to take non-credit workshops as prerequisites for certain core courses. Offered at no additional cost, these workshops will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to be successful in your program.

To see the full list of our MBA in Finance online courses, view courses.

Admissions

To apply for the Master of Business Administration in Finance online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent. GMAT waivers will be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA. Applicants with insufficient work experience will be required to submit a GMAT score.

To learn more about our MBA in Finance online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration in Finance is $19,800. There is a $48 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside of Florida and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about our MBA in Finance online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With six start dates each year, the online Master of Business Administration in Finance program is convenient and accessible. After selecting your desired start date, you should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the online MBA in Finance, view calendar.

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Courses

The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration in Finance online program is comprised of 12 courses (36 credits), including nine core courses and three electives.

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You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the opportunities and risks in the complex environment of international business, with an emphasis on the unique problems involved in managing international operations. Main topics include foreign economic, political, legal, and cultural environments; international market analysis; foreign exchange; political risk assessment; international human resource management; and the mechanics of import and export transactions. Special emphasis is placed on leveraging core competencies in the global marketplace.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the role of information systems in supporting a wide range of organizational functions. Areas to be explored include the use of information systems to support administrative operations, to support decision making and to support overall strategic initiatives and corporate philosophies. This course is oriented toward the general business student, not the technical specialist. The course will provide a managerial perspective on the use, design, and evaluation of information systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The objective of this course is the development of the student's understanding of financial theory and their ability to apply the techniques and methods of finance to business problems. Topics include the financial environment; value maximization; capital budgeting; valuation techniques; financial planning and forecasting; capital structure and the cost of capital; options theory; and corporate restructuring. Prerequisites: MBA 660 or permission of instructor.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine current marketing concepts and practices using an analytical approach to the development of marketing policies in a dynamic environment. Major topic areas that will be covered include advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, pricing, product mix development and analysis; selection of distribution channels; marketing research; consumer behavior; and strategy development. Prerequisite: BUS 516W or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the accounting cycle; relevance and limitations of cost information in managerial decision-making; emphasis on cost systems; determination and allocation of overhead; analysis of cost variances; direct costing; flexible budgets; break-even analysis; and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 512W or equivalents.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory in management decision-making and in the development and implementation of business strategy and tactics. The course focuses on techniques and models for monitoring and analyzing macroeconomic conditions; international economic trends; and the production, cost, and pricing choice of firms under different market structures. Prerequisites: BUS 511W or their equivalents.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the graduate student to the global environment of business; the nature and state of competition and competitive strategy at the corporate, business and operational levels; the cross-relationship among business functions; entrepreneurial attitudes; the interests of the various stockholders in the firm; and the social and ethical responsibilities of business. Prerequisite: BUS 515W or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on how effective leadership in implementing strategy within organizations requires the ability to initiate and influence change, perhaps even radical transformation. This in turn requires understanding the dynamics of organizational learning and change, as well as the nature of collective action in organizations. This understanding will be pursued in the course by using different theories and models to examine organizational processes, culture, knowledge, politics, ethics, and the relationship of these factors to each other and to the organization's external environment. Personal career development within this framework will also be discussed. Prerequisites: MBA 621, 681, 646, 617, 682.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is structured to create an awareness of and sensitivity to the social, legal, and ethical issues which influence the management of business enterprises. Topics such as strategy and the nonmarket environment; nonmarket strategies and government institutions; government and markets; international business and nonmarket issues; and ethics and responsibility are considered.

You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the international economic, monetary, and financial environment and presents a detailed analysis of the principles and practices of international financial management. The course emphasizes international economic and financial concepts and their application to international business operations. Key topics include the functioning of foreign exchange markets and international capital and money markets, international portfolio diversification, multinational capital budgeting, import-export financing, direct foreign investment and international banking.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analysis of the characteristics and operating policies of financial institutions and the interrelationships among intermediaries in the money and capital markets. Focus is placed upon commercial banks, other depository institutions, insurance companies, investment banks, and pensions. Prerequisite: MBA 621; Co-requisite: by consent of the instructor.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers different topics in financial management and employs the case method to develop the student's ability to apply financial theory and analytical techniques to all areas of financial management.

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Admissions

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Finance online program.

MBA in Finance Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional resume with two references
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161
  • OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to [email protected]
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)
  • For graduates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA a minimum GMAT of 400 is preferred.
    • Under special circumstances, candidates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA may qualify for a GMAT waiver if academic records and 2 or more years of work experience show evidence of quantitative and communication skills.
  • For graduates with a 3.0 GPA but less than 2 years of experience, a minimum GMAT of 400 is required.
  • The GMAT will be waived for graduates with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 2 or more years of work experience.

GMAT Waiver

The GMAT will be waived for:

  • Graduates with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 2 or more years of work experience
  • Graduates of master's degree programs
  • Under special circumstances, candidates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA may qualify for a GMAT waiver if academic records and 2 or more years of work experience show evidence of quantitative and communication skills.

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Tuition

Tuition for the online Master of Business Administration in Finance program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Business Administration in Finance $550 $1,650 $19,800 (includes fees)
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Calendar

With six start dates each year, the online Master of Business Administration in Finance program is convenient and accessible. Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Spring A January 11, 2021 December 28, 2020 January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 6, 2021 February 27, 2021
Spring B March 8, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 April 24, 2021
Summer A May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 July 3, 2021
Summer B July 5, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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