The Program in Depth

The Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance is designed to develop financial leaders and teach critical thinking, management analysis and strategy.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Learn how to analyze financial statements and methods used to value companies.
  • Gain an understanding of derivatives and their use in risk management.
  • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
  • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership, and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
  • Develop plans to improve business operations.
  • Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
  • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
  • Use critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
  • Approach management strategically, including developing plans to improve business operations.
  • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
  • Communicate effectively in business situations.

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in finance, your classes can include:

  • Global Financial Management

    Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the ma...

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  • Business Research for Decision Making

    In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees...

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  • A Managerial Approach to Marketing

    This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as wel...

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Course content subject to change

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

See How to Save Time and Money on Your MBA at AIU

Download our Transfer Credit Guide to see how school and work experiences could save you time and money.

Move forward with AIU’s one-year online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months.

Receive college credit for previous work or military experience that relates to your degree program.

Nearly 50% of all AIU students earn transfer credit based on past college and life experience.

Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:



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Classes start March 21st!