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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Finance degree is designed to help students gain an understanding of areas such as analyzing financial statements and methods used to value companies. In this industry-focused curriculum, a special emphasis in the study of derivatives offers an in-depth look at their role in risk management. Students can become familiar with the most common types of derivatives from basics to futures and forwards, zero rates, basic, intermediate and advance options.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within AIU’s business administration degrees meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Learn more.

    The ACBSP accredited MBA with a specialization in Finance gives students an opportunity to develop a global perspective on economics and financial management. In this program, students 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.
    • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
    • Utilize 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.
    • Implement critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
    • Approach management strategically, including devloping plans to improve business operations.
    • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • In this industry-focused curriculum, students are immersed in studies of economics for the global manager, theory of corporate finance and financial statement analysis. Faculty draw on their own skills and experience in the industry and share their understanding of the qualities and skills sought in today's competitive marketplace for finance professionals.


    • Economics for the Global Manager
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Derivatives
    • Theory of Corporate Finance


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete coursework in the Finance specialization program will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary not only to be productive as a finance professional, but also to use their experience to advance and gain higher positions in finance firms and companies.

    Students will review the critical knowledge and skills necessary for professionals in this industry, including principles of corporate finance, regulations and professional codes governing finance and the current industry best practices. They will also apply this knowledge to industry-based simulations designed to both prepare students for the realities of a career in this field, as well as allow them opportunity to identify personal strengths and areas of improvement.

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