Master of Business Administration in Finance 

The St. Thomas University MBA degree in Finance is designed for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, various positions in financial management. The successful completion of this degree will provide you with the critical thinking and practical skills needed for managerial positions in corporate finance, investment management, and international finance. Our MBA in Finance allows our students to manage a real investment fund, participate in international investment competitions, and develop financial and risk management plans for their business ideas.

Our MBA program provides a balance between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of management, including ethical leadership, and focuses on the needs of part-time students who may have special concerns because of their employment responsibilities. The MBA also provides an opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree program in as few as five eight-week terms, i.e., less than one year.

 

Career Landscape

The need for skilled financial managers continues to grow, both in traditional roles and new areas, such as financial technology (FinTech), and the average pay continues to grow. Here are some specifics from Monster.com:

  • Average salary for finance professional with an MBA is professional is $121,000
  • Chief Financial Officer: $168,000 per year
  • Finance director: $151,000 per year
  • Senior financial analyst: $85,600 per year
  • Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

 

Program Highlights                                                                 

  • Fully on-campus program
  • Affordable
  • Year-round enrollment
  • No GRE or GMAT
  • Evening classes
  • Earn your degree in as little as 15-18 months

 

Tuition

 

Tuition per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
Tuition $800 $75 $29,550

 

Start Terms

The Master of Business Administration offers six start terms throughout the year. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with the following required coursework or equivalents:

  • A completed and signed university Application for Admission
  • Official college and/or university baccalaureate transcripts from the institution where the degree was conferred
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher

 

Curriculum

Master of Business Administration: 36-45 Credits

Preparatory Courses (if required)

  • ACC 530 Essentials of Accounting: 3 Credits
  • BUS 532 Statistical Analysis for Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 724 Foundation for Business Studies: 3 Credits

Core Courses: 24 Credits

  • BUS 704 Policy, Planning and Strategy Systems: 3 Credits
  • BUS 775 International Business: 3 Credits
  • BUS 750 Strategic Marketing Management: 3 Credits
  • FIN 751 Financial Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 777 Data Analytics for Business: 3 Credits
  • MAN 700 Organizational Behavior: 3 Credits
  • MAN 510 Management Ethics: 3 Credits

Finance Specialization: 12 Credits
Four of the following courses:

  • ACC 508 International Financial Reporting Standards: 3 Credits
  • BUS 536 Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits
  • FIN 741 Investment Analysis: 3 Credits
  • FIN 742 Financial Markets and Intermediaries: 3 Credits
  • FIN 746 Global Investment and Risk Management Strategies: 3 Credits
  • FIN 772 International Finance and Banking: 3 Credits
  • BUS 792** Business Internship: 3 Credits

 

Graduation Requirements

For graduation, students need to earn a B or better in every course and attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Individual advising and answers to questions about courses are available by contacting the Program Coordinator.

 


Contact

Yasdanee Valdes Ed.D.
Yasdanee Valdes Ed.D.
Associate Director of Graduate and Online Admissions
Email: yvaldes@stu.edu
Office: (305) 628-6709

 

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