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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance Online

Elevate your business knowledge and equip yourself with the quantitative, analytical, and communication abilities you need to advance your career in financial management.

12/21/20 Next Application Due Date
01/04/21 Start Classes

Program Overview

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online program combines a solid business base with the financial tools to manage domestic and international assets, investments, and retirement portfolios, while enhancing your analytical and negotiation skills.

Develop a thorough understanding of today's financial realities and business concepts and prepare to move into leadership or higher level management positions such as an investment banking manager, portfolio manager, chief financial officer, or finance director. You can earn your MBA online in as few as 16 months while you continue working—and apply what you learn right away.

 

An online MBA that lets you apply what you learn immediately

Watch how an MBA from SOU Online can provide the skills and confidence to communicate ideas and collaborate with the experts.

In the MBA with a Concentration in Finance online program, you will:

  • understand how to effectively apply financial tools to solve finance-oriented problems in investment management, risk management, international finance, and corporate finance,
  • learn how to frame business challenges, identify opportunities, and enact solutions utilizing financial tools to solve business problems, and
  • utilize financial principles and techniques for business valuation, risk assessment, and managerial decision-making.

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Tuition

The SOU Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition whether you reside in Oregon or outside the state.

$430 Per Credit Hour
$19,350 Total Tuition*

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MBA with a Concentration in Finance Online Program Tuition and Fees

The following is the tuition breakdown for the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online degree program.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Hours Per 4 Credit Hours Per Program
Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance $430 $1,290 $1,720 $19,350*

Note: SOU credit hours are quarter hours. 45 SOU hours = 30 semester credit hours.

Fees: There is an $85 application fee, an $85 graduation fee, and an $80 course fee for the ETS Major Field Test in MBA 514. Proctoring fees, if required, are not included.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

 

Learn what the SOU online MBA program can do for you

“We attract students that are not necessarily working in a corporate world, but also both in government and nonprofits.”

– Rene Ordonez, Ph.D., Professor, SOU online MBA

Calendar

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online program is convenient and accessible for working professionals. All courses are seven weeks in length, with multiple start dates each year. View the calendar to see upcoming starts and related due dates.

Now Enrolling:

12/21/20 Next Application Due Date
01/04/21 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Winter 01/04/21 12/21/20 12/28/20 12/30/20 01/01/21 02/21/21
Spring 03/29/21 03/15/21 03/22/21 03/24/21 03/26/21 05/16/21
Summer 1 06/14/21 05/31/21 06/07/21 06/09/21 06/11/21 08/01/21
Summer 2 08/02/21 07/19/21 07/26/21 07/28/21 07/30/21 09/19/21

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Southern Oregon University?

Admissions

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online admission process is streamlined to help you get started right away. Requirements for full admission include:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
2.75 GPA with three years relevant experience or 3.0 GPA

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MBA with a Concentration in Finance Online Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are granted full admission status into the MBA with a Concentration in Finance online degree program.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.75 but less than 3.0 qualify for full admission by submitting resume verifying at least three years of relevant work experience and contact information of three professional references.
    • Applicants with less than 2.75 GPA qualify for provisional admission by submitting resume verifying at least three years of relevant work experience and contact information of three professional references. Students admitted on provisional basis must earn a B or better in courses taken during their first term in order to continue in the program.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous educational institutions attended.
  • International student applicants interested in enrolling in the SOU online Master of Business Administration program should contact the Office of International Programs for information related to international admissions and visa restrictions. Contact the Office of International Programs by emailing [email protected].

Southern Oregon University considers you an international student if you are NOT a:

  • U.S. citizen or national;
  • U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.

Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized university in that country.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, documents must be official and include an English translation. Applicants are required to have documents mailed to SOU in a sealed envelope from the school, which have not been opened.
    • SOU will not accept scans, faxes, photocopies, or already opened documents.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
    • If English is not your native language, you will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • You do not need to submit a score if you earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college/university or completed your education in a native English-speaking country.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

SOU Admissions Department
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Have a question? Call us at 800-490-7974.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance online, you must complete 13 courses (45 credit hours), covering 33 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 12 credit hours of concentration courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students learn how to plan and implement effective marketing strategies through case analysis and research in strategic applications. Emphasizes best practices to successfully address marketing challenges faced by actual businesses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Students apply contemporary operations management techniques and tools to realistic business situations. Case studies and computer-based models are utilized as decision-making tools. Educational Testing Services (ETS) MBA Major Field Test is administered in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the role of information systems (IS) in contemporary business organizations. Provides an overview of key information systems and technologies. Emphasizes the management behavior, knowledge, and skills necessary to participate in making decisions about information systems. Also introduces current trends and drivers, including emerging technologies that affect the present and future of information systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Explores the accounting function of an organization from a managerial perspective. Students gain an understanding of cost characteristics, cash flows and reporting; the appropriate application of costs in decision–making; and the behavioral ramifications and interdependency of accounting within the organization as a whole.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the roles and techniques of research in retail, service, community, and industry settings. Research methods and procedures such as design, data collection, analysis, and recommendations are applied to an actual organizational situation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Explores fundamental concepts of microeconomics (market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and industry structure and competition) as a means of understanding and analyzing business problems. Basic macroeconomic models are developed to help explain long-run trends and short-run fluctuations in key macroeconomic variables: GDP, inflation, interest rates, wage and profit rates, and budget deficits. Applies the basic principles of finance theory to decisions facing the corporate manager.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Acquaints students with fundamental legal concepts affecting organizations through case studies and guest speakers. Concepts are discussed within a general managerial framework with distinctions made for private, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Major topics covered include tort liability, contracts and legal agreements, intellectual property rights, administrative law, individual liability, and legal economics/ADR applications. Management law covered includes employment issues such as wrongful non-hiring and termination, discrimination, ADA (disabilities), sexual harassment, and similar issues.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational systems. Topics covered (from theoretical and practical perspectives) include understanding people, motivation, group dynamics, communication, leadership, power, politics, conflict, diversity, culture, decision making, change, and organizational structure.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores essential financial theory and develops applications in the areas of valuation of assets, financing decisions, risk assessment, and short-term asset and liability management. Develops the abilities to compare and value uncertain cash flows; evaluate the costs and risks of financing from stocks, bonds, and entrepreneurial sources; and manage short-term capital.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The capstone course is intended to provide an experience that integrates the MBA coursework using intensive business cases and analysis.

You must take three of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Analyzes investment instruments such as stocks, mutual funds, options, and other investment vehicles. Investigates the risk/return relationship and other aspects of modern portfolio theory. Also investigates efficient markets and basic stock analysis and valuation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Applies financial management concepts to investment, financing, and managerial control decisions undertaken by multinational firms. Emphasizes the institutional environment of monetary arrangements, financial intermediary organizations, and balance of payment considerations that affect the international flow of capital.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Examines the analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret corporate financial statements and their related footnotes. Students evaluate the financial strengths and weaknesses of companies from a decision-maker's perspective. Prerequisite: MBA 516

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Raul Villagomez

"There is a schedule and there are deliverables, but I can work on it anytime during the week or on the weekends. That kind of flexibility is very important to me. As an alumnus, I also trust SOU. I didn’t want to go with just any online school."

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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