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MBA: Finance/Accounting Specialization

Help Businesses Protect Their Financial Future

Managerial Accounting-Focused Curriculum

Hands-On Application of Financial Tools

Industry-Experienced Faculty

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $700
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • ACBSP accredited
  • Exploration of contemporary business models
  • 100% online coursework

Opportunities Across Industries

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.

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

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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Specialize your MBA in Health Care Management and graduate ready for the challenges of patient-centered care, plus gain a thorough understanding of the complex ethical and legal issues involved from an organizational level.

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Specialize your MBA and gain a thorough understanding of non-speculative risks faced by businesses and individuals, as well as how to mitigate those risks. By receiving a B or better in approved courses, you can waive up to two chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU) exams, saving time and money and getting you closer to earning CPCU designation — the most trusted credential in risk and insurance.

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 an enrollment counselor.

You can complete the MBA program in just 2 years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The total estimated tuition for the MBA is $21,000. You can review all tuition costs here.

Utica College’s MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

The first step toward applying for the MBA program is to start your application. Then, you should start to gather required application materials such as a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a résumé. You can learn more about admission to the MBA here.

You’ll complete 10 courses in the MBA business core, and the remaining number of courses will depend on the specialization you select. You can review courses now.

Yes, you can choose to complete this program 100% online or in a blended format through recorded lectures and in-person or live virtual classrooms. This flexibility gives you the opportunity to get immediate instructor feedback in live sessions, 24/7 access to material through online content, and the ability to learn when and where it’s convenient for you. Read more about the MBA.

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Sources

  1. Bureau 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.
  2. Bureau 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.