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Online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration

Complete Coursework: as few as 11 months Credit Hours: 44 Tuition: $14,880
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Program Overview


Deepen your financial management knowledge and managerial decision-making capabilities via coursework that focuses on the most important aspects of financial management in the international arena. The online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration program from Eastern Washington University empowers you with skills in financial statement analysis, international financial management and international investment while giving you techniques with real-world application.

EWU is one of the only schools in Washington to offer an MBA program 100 percent online. Our generous GMAT waiver makes it even easier for you to get started right away, without taking time away from your professional or personal commitments. The EWU College of Business has been continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974.

The MBA with a Finance Concentration curriculum includes core courses in data-driven decision making, corporate finance, marketing management, leadership and ethics, operations management, and advanced accounting. You also must complete a capstone course that builds on your knowledge gained during the program and grows your strategic thinking abilities.

As a student in this program, you will connect with peers and work with our experienced faculty in learning to:

  • analyze and assess contemporary issues confronting financial managers and use financial tools to solve corporate problems;
  • read, interpret and compare financial statements, understand cash flow, accounts on a company’s balance sheet and income statements, basic profitability and risk analysis issues;
  • understand financial and investment management in the international arena including international markets, exchange rate determination and strategic decision making as it pertains to risk decisions and portfolio management;
  • demonstrate competency in both written and oral business communication skills;
  • incorporate ethical and global considerations into business activities;
  • provide leadership and facilitate positive interpersonal business relationships;

Courses

In order to earn the online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration, you must complete 11 courses (44 credit hours), comprised of 28 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of finance concentration courses and 4 credit hours of electives. If you don’t have a business undergraduate degree, you will benefit from up to 12 additional credit hours of concurrent foundation courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

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

Admissions

As an applicant for the online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration degree program, you must hold a US bachelor’s degree (or equivalent to a 4-year US BA or BS) from an accredited institution and submit all transcripts verifying your cumulative GPA. You must also submit a resume.

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

Tuition

As a student in the online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

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

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, it’s never been easier to get started on your Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration degree. In order to begin on your desired start date, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay your tuition.

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

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Courses


The online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (44 credit hours), including 28 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of finance concentration courses and four credit hours of electives. If you don’t have an undergraduate business degree, you will benefit from up to 12 additional credit hours of concurrent foundation courses.

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Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent MBA coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited college or university are not required to take foundation coursework.
  • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university will be required to take foundation coursework unless they are able to show competency in the required foundation areas, based on previous academic coursework. Required foundations will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This accelerated course deals with the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital management, cost of capital, option theory, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and the market for corporate control. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA finance courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to BADM 520, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA accounting courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Students in the MBA program will take the following core courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores models and methods of production and service management. It provides a conceptual foundation and quantitative tools that can be applied to specific business problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, process choice, product design, quality management, principles of supply chain management, facility planning, forecasting, inventory management and scheduling.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A career in management is likely to involve decision making based on data. It is important to be able to organize and use data appropriately and intelligently to make decisions. This course provides an understanding of the statistical and data analysis tools that are necessary in managerial decision making. It should make you aware of how data analysis tools can be used and misused within an organization. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 503 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision making and the impact of marketing on business.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leadership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on the use of accounting information and accounting information systems in business decision making. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This capstone course requires students to use knowledge from all previous coursework to analyze, evaluate and solve complex organizational problems in case study, simulation or projects formats. It builds on that knowledge to develop strategic thinking about organizations and their environments in conditions of uncertainty. Prerequisite: be registered in the last or second-to-last quarter of the MBA program.

Students choosing the MBA with a Finance Concentration must also take the following Finance courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide important financial and accounting analytical tools that include the abilities to read, interpret and compare financial statements, understand cash flow and different accounts on companies’ balance sheets and income statements as well as basic profitability and risk analysis issues. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 531.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Surveys the important aspects of financial management in the international arena, including international financial markets, exchange rate determination, exchange rate and country risks, risk hedging and financial management in international organizations. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 532.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course examines foreign exchange rates and relationships, international asset pricing, differences in equity markets, analysis of equity and debt securities, global investing and diversification. It includes equity analysis and portfolio management. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 533.

Students in this concentration must take one of the following electives.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Focus is on cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an overview of international business theories within the context of international accounting issues, challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals regarding strategic and operational management overview that describes the factors that affect the final form of accounting including culture, institutions and the theory of the multinational firm. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

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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 online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration program, along with information on required documents.

Online MBA Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of <3.0 but at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume OR an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥1050
  • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) >= 1050.
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the online Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a $75 application fee.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Business Administration - Finance $338 $1,352 $14,880

*Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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Calendar


The Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring seven start dates each year. Choose the start date that’s best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I 9/23/2019 9/9/2019 9/18/2019 9/21/2019 11/3/2019
Fall II 11/4/2019 10/21/2019 10/30/2019 11/2/2019 12/15/2019
Winter I 12/30/2019 12/13/2019 12/24/2019 12/28/2019 2/9/2020
Winter II 2/10/2020 1/27/2020 2/5/2020 2/8/2020 3/22/2020
Spring I 3/30/2020 3/16/2020 3/25/2020 3/28/2020 5/10/2020
Spring II 5/11/2020 4/27/2020 5/6/2020 5/9/2020 6/21/2020
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