MBA, Banking and Financial Institutions

Study Format Online, On Campus

This two-year MBA is offered in these three formats:

  • 100% online
  • 100% on campus
  • Blend of online and on-campus classes.
Program Length 39 credits, 2 years


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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 Concordia University Chicago's 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.

Learning Objectives

Concordia-Chicago's MBA with a concentration in banking and financial instutions 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.

Career Possibilities

  • Commercial Banker
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Financial Adviser

Career Outlook

Strong competition exists in this field. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2012 median pay for the following roles was:

  • Financial managers: $109,740
  • Financial adviser: $67,520

If you are looking for a broad business foundation, Concordia University Chicago’s comprehensive MBA is an excellent choice. This degree offers students a well-rounded business education that will prepare you to take on leadership and management roles across a range of disciplines. You will develop the skills needed to succeed in roles related to marketing, finance, management and economics.

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