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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Services Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $8,306 in state/$27,305 out of state*

Overview

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 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 irrational behavior and psychological phenomena in the context of corporate and investor financial behavior to help you make confident, strategic decisions.

Taught by the same faculty as on campus, this AACSB-accredited program will also expand your grasp of business foundations and enhance your analytical, communication and negotiation skills. With multiple start dates and affordable tuition, you can develop your professional potential and define your future as a leader in the finance world.

Courses

To complete the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online, students must complete eight core courses, two financial services concentration courses and two of the three finance electives for a total of 36 credit hours. For students with non-business undergraduate degrees, additional foundation courses may be required.

To see the full list of MBA with a concentration in Financial Services online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online program.

To learn more about our MBA – Financial Services online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind—plus, you can pay as you go. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our MBA – Financial Services online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. Students should consider application deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA – Financial Services online view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online, students must complete the eight core courses, two financial services concentration courses and two of the three financial services electives listed below for a total of 36 credit hours. For students with non-business undergraduate degrees, additional foundation courses, listed below, may be required.

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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: 4

This course equips prospective MBA students with the means and methods of quantitative reasoning through a concise and applied process, which includes introduction to the concepts of mathematical economics, mathematical finance, and business mathematics. The course will cover essentials of algebra with business and economic applications and essentials of calculus with business and economic applications. Upon completing the course students will be able to apply mathematical thinking and quantitative reasoning to solve problems in MBA-level accounting, economics, and finance, marketing, and management classes. The applications of concepts include, but are not limited to, Pricing and Inventory Control; Payrolls and Banking; Taxes; Simple Interest; Compound Interest; Annuities; Sinking Funds and Amortization; Accounting; Productivity and Costs, Constrained Optimization (consumer and producer theories); Market Equilibrium; and Elasticities of Demand and Supply.

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 accelerated course designed for students with no formal undergraduate background or as a refresher course for students who desire or need to review the newest practices in marketing and management. Marketing topics covered include marketing concept; product analysis; consumer behavior; pricing; promotion; and communications. Management topics include the decision-making process tied to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. (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

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

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.

Students will choose two of the three electives listed 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.

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.

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Admissions

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 Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

MBA with a Concentration in Financial Services Online Requirements

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

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $45 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • 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
  • GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • 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.
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Tuition

The following is the tuition and fee breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services online:

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Required Fees Per Course† Program Tuition Including Per Course Fees*
MBA (in-state resident) $187.25 $561.75 $130.43 $8,306.16
MBA (out-of-state) $715.00 $2,145.00 $130.43 $27,305.16

* Total tuition with fees for students who have an undergraduate business degree and take 3 hours per term. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree may need additional foundation courses. The number of foundation courses needed and the total price may vary based on student background. Rates based on 2017/18 academic year.

† Required fees per course for students taking 3 credit hours per term. Students taking more than 3 credit hours per term may pay slightly lower fees.

Additional Fees

One Time Fees

Application Fee - $45 domestic/$60 international
Orientation Fee - $20
Haven Fee - $32
Graduation Fee - $90 (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.

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Calendar

Course Start Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
10/23/17 12/8/17 10/9/17 10/16/17 10/18/17 10/20/17
1/15/18 3/2/18 1/1/18 1/8/18 1/10/18 1/12/18
3/12/18 4/27/18 2/26/18 3/5/18 3/7/18 3/9/18
5/7/18 6/22/18 4/23/18 4/30/18 5/2/18 5/4/18
6/25/18 8/10/18 6/11/18 6/18/18 6/20/18 6/22/18
8/27/18 10/12/18 8/13/18 8/20/18 8/22/18 8/24/18
10/22/18 12/7/18 10/8/18 10/15/18 10/17/18 10/19/18
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