MBA: Finance/Accounting Specialization

Program Overview

Help businesses protect their financial future.

Explore economic forces and learn how they relate to an organization's profitability and growth with Utica College's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance/Accounting. Through this program, you'll be introduced to managerial accounting and examine the factors influencing contemporary issues in cost management.

Explore economic forces and learn how they relate to an organization's profitability and growth with Utica College's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance/Accounting. Through this program, you'll be introduced to managerial accounting and examine the factors influencing contemporary issues in cost management.

Opportunities Across Industries

Graduate with real-world experience using the latest financial models and tools to accelerate your career, no matter your industry.

 
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          Career Outlook

          Accounting and finance professionals are in high demand with employment opportunities expected to grow between 10 and 19 percent by 2026.1,2 Leverage your newly honed expertise to help businesses remain profitable and make strategic decisions that protect their financial future.

          Career Spotlight: Portfolio Manager

          As a portfolio manager, you would manage investments for individuals, groups, or businesses. You would be responsible for analyzing research that evaluates an investment's potential risk and growth, and for making recommendations that help their clients reach long-term financial goals.

          Career Spotlight: Investment Analyst

          As an investment analyst, you would be responsible for conducting investment research and ultimately approving investment products. You would also provide support for other financial advisors, creating reports and presentations that help guide your counterparts toward the best investment decisions.

          Other titles you may qualify for:

          • Financial Research Analyst
          • Personal Financial Advisor

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Business Skill Meets Financial Expertise

          Through 18 foundational credits and 12 specialization credits, you'll graduate ready to expertly analyze and interpret the information in financial statements, conduct corporate financial analysis, and have experience using real-world financial models and tools. Some of the courses you'll take include:

          Course Spotlight: ACC 605 – Financial Reporting and Analysis

          Analyze and interpret the information in financial statements. You'll evaluate a firm's financial performance and accounting methods, forecast a firm's future pro forma financial statements, and estimate the intrinsic value of a firm.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Course Spotlight: ECN 610 – Managerial Economics

          Explore economic forces and how they relate to a firm's profitability and growth, as well as the theory behind economic thinking. You'll take a close look at principles of microeconomics and how they apply to managerial decision-making.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          You can finish this program in two years of part-time study. The curriculum is made up of 10 core courses, 4 electives in your chosen specialization, and one capstone—each of which requires eight weeks to complete.

          According to Poets & Quants, the outlook for graduates with an MBA is bright and getting brighter:

          • In 2017, the Corporate Recruiters Survey Report found that 86% of companies worldwide plan to hire recent MBA graduates, a seven percent jump from 2016.
          • Salaries are rising alongside job opportunities. The Graduate Management Admission Council reports 52% of employers increased their starting salaries for new MBA hires at or above the inflation rate.
          • In the U.S., the projected median starting base salary for recent MBA graduates was $110,000 in 2017, up $5,000 from 2016.
          • MBA degree holders are in demand across industries and sectors, as in-depth business administration knowledge is required in private, public and governmental organizations.

          Learn more about your career outlook with Utica College's MBA.

          As we created this program, we examined the current state of the business world and the leadership skills that organizations are looking for. Utica College's ACBSP-accredited online MBA program is designed with the needs of these modern companies in mind. Our real-world, application-based approach provides you with proven, relevant skills that are in demand in today's market.

          Plus, this program is flexible and designed to fit your life. You can learn 100-percent online, or you can attend classes on campus. You can engage in live virtual classrooms, or you can watch recorded lectures at your own pace. The way you learn is up to you.

          We also offer a variety of specializations for you to choose from, so you can tailor your learning to your career.

          No. Our online MBA is designed to help a wide range of students ramp up to business expertise. All students, regardless of background, take a pre-assessment test of core business topics.

          Students who do not have an undergraduate business degree will be required to successfully complete short self-study modules and accompanying exams on any topic areas in which they did not test well. These modules will provide students with the basic business knowledge needed to confidently enter our program.

          In addition, the core business classes in the first year are built to ground students in deep, relevant business knowledge.

          The online master of business administration offers you a variety of specializations to choose from. The knowledge you gain will establish you as an enlightened business leader with the breadth of knowledge necessary for data-driven, results-oriented decision-making. You'll choose from these specializations:

          • Finance/Accounting
          • Insurance and Risk Management (IRM)
          • Cybersecurity
          • Cyber Policy
          • Data Analytics
          • Entrepreneurship
          • Health Care Management
          • General: Select any four graduate-level courses and fashion your own elective.

          Learn more about the online MBA curriculum and specializations.

          This program costs $700 per credit and is composed of 30 credits. Learn more about tuition and financial aid for Utica's online MBA.

          SOURCES:

          1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm. Accessed November 28, 2018.
          2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm. Accessed November 28, 2018.