As technology, regulation and the economy continue to rapidly change, so does the banking industry. If you would like to become a leader in this increasingly competitive field, consider an MBA with a concentration of banking and financial institutions. Students in this concentration will be equipped to excel in commercial lending, credit analysis, investments and branch management.
This program provides a broad business foundation as well as the critical management skills needed to succeed in today’s global financial markets. Students will take courses in Corporate Finance, Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity. You will learn how to read and understand annual reports, cash flows, balance sheets and income statements. And, your education will be grounded in an ethical context that is ever more critical in today’s business world.
Strong competition exists in this field. According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor & Statistics, the 2012 median pay for the following roles was:
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Our unique cohort system groups students together throughout their educational experience. You will complete the program one class at a time, in a predetermined sequence.
These classes are available in the classroom or online.
Examine interpersonal behavior related to organizational performance. Behavioral science motivation, social perception, group decision making, ethical leadership and multicultural behavior.
Introduction of key financial accounting concepts. Analysis of a firm’s historical, current and prospective financial condition and performance. Emphasis on investment and credit decision.
Developing and evaluating brand strategies over the life of the product. Strategies for introducing brands and reviving brands. Includes basic marketing principles of product, price, promotion, environment and customer.
Focus on basic microeconomic principles of the firm and relevance in business decisions. Covers supply and demand and its relationship to market outcomes and economic determinants of consumption, savings, and labor behavior.
Basic statistical concepts and analytical tools for data driven decision making. Introduction to concepts of frequency, distribution, variation and normal curve correlations with application to business decisions.
Decision making, negotiations and ethics. Cultural impact on management strategy. Create value, motivate resources, leading and creating high performance teams. Integrating performance across business units.
Focus on creation of money, function and roles of financial institutions, fiscal and monetary policy and the Federal Reserve system. Covers economic theory of financial markets and impact of government policies, determinants of national income, employment, investment, interest rates inflation and exchange rates.
Analyze policies in human resource management and organizational design, recruitment, selection hiring, development promotion and incentive based pay.
Concentrates on strategic decisions surrounding the production and delivery of goods and services. Value-added activities that transform resources into product. Covers process analysis, quality, inventory control, capacity planning and location decisions.
These classes are only available online.
Corporate budgeting, working capital management and financial analysis. Corporate decision making regarding complex capital structures and how these decisions impact incentives of claimants.
Accounting information used in decision making. Why firms are adopting activity based costing, economic value-added and balanced scorecard decision models. Budgeting, cash flow and incremental analysis.
Understand the legal environment which impacts all businesses. Legal aspects of business relationships and business agreements. Forms of business organizations, duties of officers and directors, intellectual property, antitrust, contracts, employment relationships, criminal law and debtor-creditor relationships including bankruptcy.
Evaluate principles that guide strategic decisions. Includes game theory and strategic moves, industry analysis, basic game theory and competitive interactions. Recognize barriers to brilliant decision making including biases and decision traps. Develop frameworks for scenario analysis and making sound decisions.
Capstone Experience. Integrate knowledge and skills gained from the MBA program and apply them in a real business environment. Learn how to use teamwork to solve authentic business challenges. Students must have completed 30 hours of MBA coursework.
Students can choose from the following class formats:
MBA courses are $690 per credit hour. Most courses are worth three credits. Thirty-nine credits are required to complete the MBA program. Payment is due at the start of each term. Financial aid is available.
Our unique cohort system groups students together throughout their educational experience. You will complete the program one class at a time, in a predetermined sequence. This collaborative environment accelerates learning and builds strong peer relationships that last a lifetime. We also host occasional networking events for our MBAs, which allows them to interact with other cohorts and alumni.
We facilitate a close working relationship between students and faculty. Group work is often part of the curriculum, which helps prepare students to work collaboratively in the business world. Student discussion is encouraged as the MBAs learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds.
At the end of the program, students will complete a capstone course. This class integrates the knowledge and skills gained from the MBA courses and applies them to a real business environment. Students will work as a team to solve an authentic business challenge.
Career possibilities for this concentration include: