GMAT/GRE requirement waived for applicants with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Services Online

Excel in client-based roles when you gain the tools to manage financial assets, investments, retirements and portfolio options while enhancing your analytical, communication and negotiation abilities.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Start class Date: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Discover our accelerated MBA in Financial Services online at UNC Pembroke

With a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Services from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, you can gain the business skills and financial tools you need to get ahead in this competitive industry.

In this 100% online Financial Services MBA program, you will gain a broad understanding of corporate finance, financial restructuring and portfolio management—and learn how to evaluate the financial market and determine risks. You will also examine management challenges and policies of banks, advancing your knowledge of capital adequacy, bank profitability, planning and management systems, and the regulatory environment.

Taught by the same faculty as on campus, this AACSB-accredited program will also give you the advanced knowledge needed for customer-based roles such as developing life-cycle financial planning, applying investment theory, and managing your clients’ financial risks and returns. With multiple start dates and affordable tuition, you can develop your professional potential and define your future as a leader in the finance world.

We also offer an MBA with a Concentration in Finance for students whose professional goals and strengths involve working meticulously with data behind the scenes rather than in a service-centric role.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for a wide variety of client-based roles, including:

  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Compliance Officer
  • Auditor
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Compliance Officer
  • Auditor

Also available online:

UNC Pembroke offers value in a variety of MBA concentrations. Check out our other Master of Business Administration Online programs.

Total Tuition (In-State) $11,092.30
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an accredited member of AACSB International.

Also available online:

UNC Pembroke offers value in a variety of MBA concentrations. Check out our other Master of Business Administration Online programs.

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Tuition

Find out how and when to pay your tuition

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the MBA – Financial Services online is affordable and priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour (In-State) $268.11
Total Tuition (In-State) $11,092.30

Calendar

See below the dates you need to know

For the convenience of our MBA – Financial Services online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar below for upcoming deadlines, including when to turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for your desired program start date.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/29/245/1/245/2/246/21/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/17/246/19/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/15/2410/4/24
Fall II10/21/2410/7/2410/14/2410/16/2410/17/2412/6/24

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Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Date 8/19/24

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission process

The School of Business admission process is the first step toward becoming a difference-maker in the field of business. Find out the requirements for the MBA – Financial Services online and what additional materials are needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume/CV
  • GMAT/GRE not required if cumulative GPA is 2.5 or greater

To be eligible for consideration for full or provisional admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $55 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA
    • If GPA is between 2.5 and 2.9, students must submit one year of work experience (can use student leadership experience in college or military experience)
    • If GPA is between 2.0 and 2.49, students must submit one year of work experience and GMAT or GRE scores
      • Minimum GMAT score- 400 or better
      • Minimum GRE score- 292 or better
      • Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees and/or applicants missing prerequisite undergraduate courses may be required to take additional foundation courses

The electronic and physical information for submitting transcripts:

UNC Pembroke The Graduate School

PO Box 1510
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372

UNCP will accept transcripts electronically - [email protected]

In UNCP’s online course in entrepreneurship, you will learn from professors who can expand your horizons.

- Susan Peters, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship

Courses

Read about our MBA in Financial Services classes here

In order to earn the MBA – Financial Services online, students must complete the eight core courses, three financial services concentration courses and one elective listed below for a total of 36 credit hours. Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees and/or applicants missing prerequisite undergraduate courses may be required to take additional foundation courses. Foundation courses are listed below.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no accounting background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review accounting before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the basic concepts of accounting with an emphasis on the evaluation of transactions and the preparation and analysis of financial statements including their use in the management planning and control process. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before enrolling in required MBA courses. Intensive examination of statistical and graphical methods of analyzing quantitative information. Specific topics include frequency distribution, probability, sampling, T-tests, correlation, various graphic forms, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no economics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review economic principles before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the individual decisions in the market economy and an overall view of the operation of the economy. Specific topics include theories of consumer behavior, behavior of firms in various degrees of competition, and government regulation. Fiscal, monetary, and supply-side policies are discussed. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a survey or review of basic Business Finance principles, including Time Value of Money, Financial Statement Analysis, Basic Stock and Bond markets and valuation, risk and return relationships and interest rates, and capital budgeting. Emphasis will also be on using technology to assist in financial analysis: Internet research, spreadsheet modeling, and the use of financial calculators. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international business. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments at the graduate level.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine explanations of individual behavior, the nature of human behavior in groups, and organizational structures and processes, especially as they affect human behavior. Principles of organizational change and development will also be addressed. The course will rely heavily on analysis and solution of case problems in addition to text and directed readings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course details the role of marketing in the firm and its impact on the strategic planning process. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving marketing problems, marketing strategy, and current issues facing marketing managers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course integrates knowledge from functional areas via management of a computer-simulated company and analysis of complex business problems. Case approach requires student involvement in decision making. Prerequisite: final term of MBA program or permission of MBA director.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers time-value of money, capital budgeting and structure, and other finance-related decisions for corporations. In addition, the course is intended to give the student an appreciation for the role of finance within the firm and the impact of financial decisions on society at large. Includes basic microeconomic principles, accounting principles and practical applications within the business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of methods of economic analysis applied to the modern U.S. economy. Emphasis is on microeconomics and managerial economics, such as theory of consumer choice and demand, theory of cost, outputs, industrial structure, and analysis of efficient use of resources within an organization. Macroeconomic analyses, including a review of monetary institutions, theory of GNP, inflation, and the rate of unemployment, will also be covered.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will teach intermediate-level quantitative skills in multivariate statistics, optimization, and decision-making which will be used in subsequent MBA courses. Topics will include multiple regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, and linear programming. Computer software will be used.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to management’s use of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: Estimating Cost Behavior Using Both Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis; Short-Term Planning With Constraints on Resources; Information for Production and Control Analysis; Capital Budgeting, and Segment and Managerial Performance Evaluation. It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC 5100 prior to ACC 5500.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the tools, techniques and understanding needed to define and achieve financial goals. Based on a life‐cycle approach, coverage includes financial plans, assets, credit, insurance, investment, retirement and estate planning. MBA participants will apply the financial planning skills they learn in this course in a scenario‐based approach and will prepare comprehensive financial plans to include all covered topics. Participants will be required to track their financial activities during the semester and to prepare a personal financial plan.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an extension of Managerial Finance (FIN 5200), covering trade-offs between risk and return, and the benefits of diversification within a portfolio. The principles of duration, immunization, and other forms of risk management within the portfolio are also discussed. Modern investment theory is addressed, including the study of efficient capital market, capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and arbitrage pricing theory (APT). Prerequisite: FIN 5200 or instructor’s permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine management problems and policies of banks. The material to be covered will include: balance sheet management (liquidity, liabilities, spread management, and investment management), capital adequacy, cost of funds, bank profitability, planning and management systems, and the regulatory environment. Prerequisite: FIN 5200 or instructor’s permission.
Students may select 1 course from the list below:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary goal of this course is to acquaint students with the unique aspects of marketing service firms and nonprofit organizations. The course will cover such topics as service quality, service operations, pricing, distribution, managing supply and demand, customer retention, and developing an integrated marketing communications program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers basic programing procedures such as those in R, Python™ and other comparable analytic software. Topics include importing and exporting different types of data, managing data frame, writing basic scripts, debugging, reading from and writing to files, and conducting data analyses in business. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 (or equal).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine how an organization secures, develops, maintains, and rewards employees to meet organization objectives. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, and labor-management relations. Examines effective integration of human resource functions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The goal of this course is to help graduate students develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the legal mechanics of various types of business transactions and of the commercial law environment in which those transactions are negotiated and executed. The course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, communication and negotiation skills while developing knowledge of several areas of law that play an integral part in management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the competency to identify and implement opportunities and overcome business obstacles in forming a new venture, leading a new corporate venture, or advancing current business careers. This course will identify and explain how initiation and entrepreneurship are ways of thinking, reasoning and acting that are opportunity obsessed, holistic in approach, and leadership balanced to advance the entrepreneurial venture.

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