Financial Management

Master of Business Administration
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No company succeeds without a thorough understanding of cash flow and the bottom line. The MBA in Financial Management specialization explores relevant financial analysis of both financial and non-financial organizations. Through this online MBA in finance, you will acquire a broad collection of skills. These include financial statement analysis, investment selection techniques and how financial institutions generate earnings and manage risks, which fit within financial positions in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Graduates are prepared for positions such as financial analyst, budget analyst, loan officer, financial manager, financial planner or investment banker.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Course Description


Corporate Finance

This course examines the most important components of corporate finance. It begins with an examination of the financial statements and the related financial ratios. It then studies some fundamental concepts on using present value and future value to solve business and personal financial problems. The differences between debt and equity securities are next examined followed by an assessment of the issues of risk and return include an examination of the capital asset pricing model. The course finishes with a study of the capital budgeting process and the theories on capital structure.


Investment Management

This course examines the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities. Some important valuation models are examined including the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory. The course further includes an analysis for fixed income security investing with important emphasis on interest rate risk for these securities. Moreover, the course studies the use of derivative securities including futures, forward contracts, options and swaps. A framework for making intelligent investment decisions and achieving successful investment results is developed.


Financial Institutions

This course takes a broad approach in studying financial institutions such as commercial banks, savings and loan associations, investment banks and insurance companies. The central theme involves examining the risks facing financial institutions and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed.


Financial Statement Analysis

This course provides a broad coverage of topics related to financial statements and the financial analyses that emerge from these statements. We begin by reviewing some basic reporting requirements and the introduction of the fundamental accounting statements. We then cover an important topic on common size financial statements which allow for an analysis that controls for size differences across time and across firms. Financial ratio analysis is a further important concept that we explore in detail with attention given to the investors’ perspective in using these ratios. The course finishes by studying some special industries, government and non-profit organizations.


International Finance

This course examines, in detail, corporate international financial flows and balance of payment considerations. Particular emphasis is placed on the following five issues: (1) the international finance environment; (2) foreign exchange risk management; (3) financing from a global perspective; (4) direct foreign investment decisions; and (5) management of ongoing operations.


Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations

This Master's level course provides a complete review of the accounting principles and practices used in Not-for-Profit organizations with a heavy focus on governmental accounting practices. Students will also examine accounting principles and practices for hospitals, colleges and universities, health and welfare agencies, and other similar organizations. A logical framework for understanding and solving the accounting-related problems of nonprofit organizations is emphasized.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.