Finance Concentration

Finance Concentration

Develop Your Expertise

The Suffolk MBA Online is for proactive professionals who want to become more effective leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. From our core curriculum to the concentrations that deepen your understanding of a specific area of business, the program focuses on cultivating advanced business competencies through experiential learning.

This concentration builds upon your business background and prepares you to excel in a career at the forefront of the rapidly evolving world of corporate finance.

No business-related undergrad degree? Our Business Essentials pathway develops the business acumen in marketing, accounting, finance and operations to solve complex everyday challenges. Speak with admissions to learn more.

During the Finance concentration you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of corporate finance, portfolio management, investment banking, and international finance.
  • Use financial tools and methodologies to sharpen critical thinking skills for approaching challenges systematically and with creativity.
  • Develop problem-solving skills to help meet the needs of organizations and shareholders.
  • Learn how to set priorities, weigh appropriate options, and make the best decision possible.

Potential Careers in Finance

Finance gives you a wide choice of potentially rewarding careers–whether it's working in a corporation, a financial institution, or an investment bank. Finance permeates all facets of business, government, and our personal lives, offering finance professionals the opportunity to have a real impact on the world around them.

  • Financial Analyst—Financial analysts advise businesses and individuals on investment decisions. They do this by evaluating stocks, bonds, and other investment opportunities.
  • Risk Manager—Risk managers identify and analyze potential risks that can threaten the assets and financial health of an organization.
  • Investment Banker—An investment banker assists corporations with services that include mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, investment opportunities or financing.

Online MBA in Finance Curriculum

View our sample courses from the Finance concentration below. For additional course information, please download a program guide.

General Theory in Corporate Finance

This course extends the body of knowledge acquired in MBA 650. Students expand knowledge of dividend theory, capital structure theory, capital budgeting, long-term financing decisions, cash management and corporate restructuring, market efficiency, and risk and liability management. (This is a required course in this concentration.)

Investment Analysis

Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques and factors influencing risk/return trade-offs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.

Options and Futures

Students explore the pricing of options and futures contracts, the characteristics of the markets in which these contracts are traded, options and futures strategies, and the application of these contracts in the hedging of financial positions. In addition, students are exposed to swap markets and a variety of swaps.