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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance Online

Deepen your understanding of corporate finance, investment analysis and hedging opportunities so you can lead behind the scenes in quantitatively rich roles such as financial analyst, commodities trader and portfolio manager.

10/02/23 Apply by
10/16/23 Start Classes

Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online finance MBA program

$11,073 In-State Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

The 100% online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is the ideal program for rising business professionals whose first language is numbers.

Core MBA curriculum covers all aspects of business including accounting, managerial finance, marketing and economics, with an introduction to international business as well. The Finance concentration allows you to tailor your MBA so the degree fits your career goals and highlights your quantitative strengths. Finance courses focus on diversifying portfolios, modern investment theory, capital adequacy, bank management policies and the design of optimal capital structure.

Online courses are taught by the same esteemed faculty who teach on campus, sharing their expertise, high standards and experience so you graduate prepared to conquer a career in such areas as financial or budget analytics, portfolio management, venture capital, or commodities.

We also offer an MBA with a concentration in Financial Services for students interested in collaborating and communicating with customers to help meet their financial goals.

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke School of Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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An MBA is within your reach!

"Pursuing my MBA was always a long-term dream of mine. Now that I've actually completed the program and I have those three letters behind my name, I definitely feel much more confident."

– Engle Revels, UNCP Online MBA Graduate

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


Our affordable program tuition includes fees

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

Tuition breakdown:

$237.78 Per Credit Hour (In-State)
$11,073 Program Tuition (In-State)

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Program Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour Graduate Tuition Per 3-Hour Course Fees Per Credit Hour Distance Fee Per Term Program Cost Including Tuition & Fees†
MBA (in-state resident) $237.78 $713.34 $33.05 $36.75 $11,072.88
MBA (out-of-state) $963.28 $2,889.84 $33.05 $36.75 $37,190.88

Tuition is based on a cadence of 6-9 credit hours per semester which is two 7-week terms. Tuition will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of nine (9) credit hours for graduate students.

Please consult with your advisor for more information.

Additional Fees

One Time Fees

Application Fee - $55 domestic/$60 international
Orientation Fee - $20
Graduation Fee - $100 (note, students will be charged an additional $25 if fee is not paid on time)

Students will be charged a $25 readmission fee after one year of non-attendance.


Important dates for our students are listed here

For the convenience of our MBA – Finance 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.

10/02/23 Next Application Deadline
10/16/23 Start Classes

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Course Start Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/14/2023 08/16/2023 08/17/2023
10/16/2023 12/01/2023 10/02/2023 10/09/2023 10/11/2023 10/12/2023
01/15/2024 03/01/2024 01/01/2024 01/08/2024 01/10/2024 01/11/2024
03/11/2024 04/26/2024 02/26/2024 03/04/2024 03/06/2024 03/07/2024
05/06/2024 06/21/2024 04/22/2024 04/29/2024 05/01/2024 05/02/2024
06/24/2024 08/09/2024 06/10/2024 06/17/2024 06/19/2024 06/20/2024

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke?


What you need to know about being admitted to our online MBA in Finance program

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 – Finance online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
2.5 cumulative GPA or 3.0 on all major courses or senior year coursework
GMAT/GRE waived for 3.0 undergrad GPA or master’s degree

View full admission requirements

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
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA or 3.0 in all major courses or 3.0 in all coursework during senior year
  • GMAT or GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of a master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit an official report of satisfactory scores on an entrance examination (GMAT or GRE). Score: 400 or higher is the standard, but all scores will be reviewed as part of the admission decision.


Read about our MBA in Finance classes here

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

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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 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course provides students with the tools necessary for evaluating the intrinsic value of a corporation, as well as assessing a corporation's effectiveness in maximizing its value. Topics cover sizing up business; measuring performance; managing day-to-day cashflows; projecting financial requirements and managing growth; assessing cost of capital, risk, and payout decisions; explaining how taxes, financial distress, and asymmetric information affect capital structure decisions; designing optimal capital structure; and measuring and creating value.

Students may select 1 course from the list below:

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 explores irrational behaviors as they present themselves in a corporate and investor context. It addresses psychological phenomena that may minimize financial value creation and examines ways to mitigate these behaviors. Coverage includes behaviors in corporate financial decisions (biases, heuristics, framing), valuation (by investors and analysts), capital budgeting techniques, risk and return perceptions, principal agent conflicts, group processes, and mergers and acquisitions.

Economics is all around us. Our UNCP faculty explains the value of an online MBA with a Concentration in Finance.

“I try to put myself in their shoes. I try to delve into the material, make sure that I take my time and explain things in a way that is relatable.”

– Edwin Mensah, Ph.D., Professor of Economics

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