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Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

Learn to collect and analyze financial information and develop well-supported recommendations that improve your company’s bottom line.

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Program Overview

Become the financial decision-maker your company needs in the Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance program from Bowling Green State University.

$17,850 In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

In this program, you will study corporate finance and investing, such as how to identify and apply the financial alternatives available to a firm, along with the allocation of capital within a firm to maximize shareholder wealth. More specifically, you will develop a thorough picture of how firms make allocation decisions—from banks deciding which loans to make, to manufacturing firms deciding which plants to build, to investment managers evaluating the attractiveness of securities or projects.

Plus, this innovative program enables you to earn a prestigious BGSU degree in a convenient online format with the flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

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Graduates of this Online MBA program will be able to:

  • Utilize financial tools and analysis to more effectively guide an organization from a financial perspective
  • Choose optimal sources and a mix of different types of external and internal capital in order to minimize cost subject to risk constraints
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Broaden leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Clearly communicate financial recommendations both orally and in writing
  • Utilize financial tools and analysis to more effectively guide an organization from a financial perspective
  • Choose optimal sources and a mix of different types of external and internal capital in order to minimize cost subject to risk constraints
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Broaden leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Clearly communicate financial recommendations both orally and in writing

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Financial Operations Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Operations Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst

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Tuition

The Online MBA program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

$595 Per Credit Hour (Ohio Students)
$17,850 Total Tuition (Ohio Students)

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Ohio students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Online MBA – Finance $595 $1,785 $17,850

Out-of-state students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Online MBA – Finance $606 $1,818 $18,180

Calendar

BGSU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

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TERM START DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE DOCUMENT DEADLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LAST CLASS DAY
Spring 1 01/27/20 01/13/20 01/15/20 01/24/20 03/15/20
Spring 2 03/23/20 03/09/20 03/11/20 3/20/20 05/10/20
Summer 1 05/20/20 05/06/20 05/08/20 05/17/20 06/30/20
Summer 2 07/06/20 06/22/20 06/24/20 07/03/20 08/16/20
Fall 1 08/31/20 08/17/20 08/19/20 08/28/20 10/18/20
Fall 2 10/26/20 10/12/20 10/14/20 10/23/20 12/13/20

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Admissions

At BGSU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Online MBA, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

3 years of work experience
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
GPA of 2.75 or higher
3 professional references through online application

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Online MBA program.

  • Submit graduate application and $45 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Three years of professional work experience
  • Three professional references (through online application process)
  • Professional resume detailing educational and work experience
  • Official GMAT score report, which can be waived if you have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted.
  • Applicants without a business undergraduate degree must take three corequisite foundation courses

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

BGSU is ranked first among public universities in Ohio for boosting former students’ earnings 10 years after college by The Economist magazine.

Courses

For the Online MBA with a Concentration in Finance, you must complete 15 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of electives, and a capstone course. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in business, then you must take an additional 9 hours of corequisite foundation courses (these can be taken concurrently with MBA core courses).

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Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business must take the following courses, which can be completed as corequisites.

MBA 6000: Financial Accounting and Analysis

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Addresses financial accounting concepts and development of financial statements. Emphasis is placed on the effect of business processes on the reported financial statements of an organization and on the usage of financial information in the management and analysis of business operations.

STAT 6010: Statistics for Managerial Decisions

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces statistical concepts and techniques encountered in business decision-making. Focuses on the role of statistics in decision-making. Covers topics such as exploratory data analysis, sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation, and hypothesis testing and topics such as population average and proportion, regression analysis, forecasting, analysis of variance, contingency tables, design of experiments, and factor analysis.

ECON 6000: Behavior of the Firm in a Global Environment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the application of microeconomic theory to the decision-making process of the firm. Topics include marginal analysis, market structure, competitive strategy, and public policy issues.

MBA 6030: Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Applies accounting to the decision-making, planning and control processes of management. Emphasizes the nature, use and reliability of accounting data for decision-making. Prerequisite: MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.

MBA 6050: Marketing Management and Strategy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Relevant theory and practice as related to a planning, analysis and control framework for developing and evaluating general marketing strategy as well as component strategies and tactics. Managerial decision-making is stressed and illustrated through case analysis or other experiential exercises. Prerequisites: MBA 6030 and STAT 6010.

MBA 6060: Financial Management in a Global Environment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Case method approach to acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms; working capital management; capital budgeting, long-term fund sources, dividend policy; valuation, merger. Executive view stressed. Prerequisite: MBA 6000.

MBA 6040: Supply Chain Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on how supply chains create value for organizations, their suppliers and customers. Explores supply, operations and logistics processes and how these processes are integrated with other functions within the firm and across organizations. Examines supply chain strategy; product, process and service design; quality and lean; planning, control and measurement systems; and ethical and environmental decisions. Prerequisite: STAT 6010.

MBA 6070: Business Ethics, Law & Communication

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Legal environment and the vital role law plays in all business decisions. Basic law concepts illustrated from viewpoint of the firm. Social responsibility of corporations; topics include white collar crime, social accounting, legal and restructuring of the corporate firm, and government regulation.

MBA 5510: Investment Analysis and Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Appraisal of investment risks of specific securities; valuation and suitability of specific securities for investment. Management of fixed-income and equity portfolios emphasizing the role that options and futures play in managing securities portfolios.

MBA 6010: Quantitative Analysis for Managers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides MBA students with the opportunity to develop analytical skills through the application of quantitative models to managerial problems. Students will learn to design analyses in the context of practical business situations and use the results to support managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: STAT 6010; for MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.

MBA 6020: Information Technology for Managers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Surveys various topics in information systems. The purpose is to develop an understanding of key information technologies and the role of IT in organizations. Focuses on empowering managers with the knowledge of IT necessary to use technology effectively in their organizations.

MBA 5530: International Financial Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Extends financial management to the international arena with emphasis on the financial strategies of multinational corporations. Topics include foreign exchange markets, currency futures and options markets, swaps, international securities markets, managing and hedging security risk, multinational financing strategies and capital budgeting, and international portfolio management.

MBA 6090: Strategy Design and Implementation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines competitive and corporate strategies from the general manager’s perspective. Topics include analysis of strategic mission and objectives, environmental and industry dynamics, development of internal resources and capabilities, and sources of competitive advantage in a changing global environment. Evaluates appropriate competitive and corporate strategic alternatives. Emphasizes the development of coherent strategies for implementation, including integrating functional areas and mobilizing all aspects of an organization to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Designed to be taken near end of program.

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