MBA Finance Concentration

Master of Business Administration

CIU’s online MBA degree with a concentration in Finance can help you build a forward-thinking approach to accounting and economic strategy. By gaining a greater understanding of evolving technology, financial market operations and fundamental concepts of budgetary management, you can better position yourself to lead in the competitive corporate environment.

  • Advance your knowledge of modern principles and techniques for corporate treasury management.
  • Learn the principles of investment analysis and portfolio management.
  • Study the techniques of multinational financial management, financial modeling, portfolio management and financial planning.

Why CIU?

Other colleges and universities offer similar programs; however, CIU’s missional focus coupled with strong core values, a strong online study, student recruitment and support team, a robust yet intuitive Learning Management System, a commitment to meeting the unique needs of the working adult learner, a competitive price point and a compelling vision for the future give CIU a competitive advantage.

Locations Offered
36 credit hours
Program Length
as few as 18 months

Admission Requirements

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Accounting Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Management Consultant

Management of Financial Institutions

This course studies the structure, operation and interaction of the entities that are stakeholders or otherwise engaged in the global financial services arena. Emphasis is placed on managing return and risk in these institutions.  The risk management approach is explained through its contribution in assuming risk on behalf of their customers. The influence of term structure of interest rates and the regulation of financial markets on performance of these institutions is also examined. Different financial markets and the impact of its key players are also thoroughly investigated.

Financial Markets

This course investigates the fundamental principles that govern financial markets and institutions. The approach is to gain an advanced understanding of the operations of the domestic and international banking industry, the United States Federal Reserve Bank, and the behavior of financial and institutional intermediaries.

Investment Analysis

This course examines the procedures and tools necessary to evaluate investment variables, determine value and analyze risk/return characteristics of equity, fixed income securities, and alternative investments, including individual investments. Emphasis is placed on ethical investment, responsible investing decisions, and the tools for portfolio analysis.

International Financial Management

Companies operating globally or in the global arena through supply chains, distribution or foreign investment are different from their domestic counterparts in part due to their exposure to foreign exchange fluctuations, political risks, etc.  This course explores the characteristics of international financial markets and evaluates the associated risks and benefits involved in operating globally. The course will examine all issues through two lenses: that of a multinational enterprise, and that of an individual investor.

See program details in the Academic Catalog.