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An MBA with a specialization in Finance can help prepare you to become an invaluable asset to companies of all types and sizes. By focusing on the concrete fundamentals and theoretical implications of finance, our MBA with a Specialization in Finance can help you gain an understanding of today's complex financial markets.
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Graduates of our MBA Finance Specialization may consider, careers such as:
Investment Fundamentals and Security Analysis
Accounting & Applied Mathematics
|ACCT500*||Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics|
|ACCT503||Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis|
|MATH534*||Applied Managerial Statistics|
|FIN516||Advanced Managerial Finance|
Students may select six credit hours from remaining FIN courses
|MIS540*||Innovation through Technology|
|HRM587||Managing Organizational Change|
|HRM591||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRM584||Managing International Human Resources|
|INTL500||Global Perspectives for International Business|
Leadership and Technology
|MGMT501*||Organizational Structures and Business Processes|
|MGMT591||Leadership and Organizational Behavior|
|BIAM500||Applications of Business Analytics I|
|MGMT520||Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business|
|MIS525||Essentials of Information Systems and Programming|
|NETW583||Strategic Management of Technology|
|PROJ586||Project Management Systems|
*Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.
FAQs: Finance specialization
What does an Finance specialization do?
An MBA with a specialization in Finance can help you learn vital finance skills while also teaching you about the different ways they can be applied in a business setting. If you complete an MBA with a specialization in Finance program, you'll most likely have a range of skills that you can leverage as you prepare to pursue a career in this field, as well as a graduate-level credential to add to your resume.
How long does it take to earn an MBA with a specialization in Finance?
Typically, an MBA takes a bit more than two years to complete. At DeVry, you can earn your MBA with a Finance Specialization in an estimated 2 years and 8 months, or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits3.
Is an Finance specialization worth it?
We think an Finance specializationcan absolutely be worth it if you're interested in gaining both business and finance skills through a single degree program. As an MBA program, the MBA with a Specialization in Finance at DeVry can help you build up your business skills, potentially helping you prepare to pursue both business and finance career paths. Our MBA is also a graduate-level degree, which may help you to stand out in applications for certain entry-level or intermediate-level positions, depending on its requirements.
Finance specialization vs. Master's in Finance
An Finance specialization and a Master's in Finance are both graduate-level degrees with a finance focus. The primary difference between the two is found in the coursework for each degree. An MBA in Finance is a business degree first, meaning that you'll take a variety of business classes in addition to any finance classes that are part of a specialization. A Master's in Finance focuses more on only finance courses, and specifically lists finance on your degree. However, you will have the option to note that your MBA had a finance specialization on your resume once you begin applying for jobs. Once you leave school, the differences between the two degrees may become less significant, in some cases, as both can give you the opportunity to learn skills that may allow you to consider some of the same job titles.