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6 Elective Areas

Finance Electives

Benedictine's online MBA in Finance electives will teach you how to analyze and interpret financial information from a managerial perspective. The Financial Management curriculum will help you build a solid understanding of managerial finance through a systematic approach to:

  • Financial analysis.
  • Assessing a business’s stability and profitability.
  • Allocation of assets and liabilities.
  • Applying techniques for planning, forecasting and managing finances and investments.
  • Evaluating and recommending ways to improve your organization's financial performance and portfolio.

Arm Yourself With the Skills Needed to Lead in Finance Today

Finance professionals are seeing a rise in prominence in organizational decision making. Earning your MBA provides you with a big-picture view of the business, the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and proficiency in the soft skills today’s employers are seeking from financial leaders.

Earning your MBA improves your chances of getting a promotion or pay increase. It could also create new opportunities for you with perhaps some of the biggest names in business. And as you build your professional network throughout your student career, those contacts will benefit you for years to come.

Read more about tips for landing a career in finance today.

Earn Your Degree in as Little as One Year

Demand for financial analysts, planners and managers is growing faster than many other professional fields. If you choose to pursue Benedictine’s accelerated MBA, you could complete the program and be on your way to better economic opportunities in as little as one year.

The Online Financial Management Electives Curriculum

The MBA Financial Management electives are three finance-specific courses along with your foundation and managerial MBA courses, for a total of 16 courses.

  • MSA 603 Cost Analysis, Profit Planning and Control
    This course covers profit planning, strategy and the behavioral aspects of accounting. You will work on developing the insight and analytical skills to design, implement and employ control mechanisms to successfully pursue your organization’s business strategies. Class material emphasizes current trends that face business enterprises’ global strategies such as transfer pricing, preparing business plans, development of management control systems and management compensation.
  • MSA 604 Theory and Practice of Financial Reporting
    In this course, you will focus on the theory and practice behind the preparation and use of financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. You will develop an understanding of the significance and limitations of the information in financial statements, as well as the impact of decisions made as a result of those statements on the investing public. The course is an invaluable tool for those pursuing careers in accounting and finance as well as business professionals who require a sophisticated knowledge of the nuances of financial statements to enhance the overall decision-making process.
  • MBA 653 Investment Theory and Portfolio Management
    This course applies modern capital market theory to investment analysis and portfolio management. Topics include risk and return measurement, evaluation of portfolio performance, efficient market theory and pricing of call options, corporate bonds and equity.

Course Topics

MSA 603

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Management Control Systems
  • Responsibility and Profit Centers
  • Transfer Pricing and Measuring & Controlling Assets Employed
  • Strategic Planning and the Budget Process
  • Analyzing Financial Performance Reports and Performance Measurement
  • Management Compensation and Controls for Differentiated Strategies
  • Service and Multinational Organizations
  • Management Control of Projects

MSA 604

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements, and Financial Analysis
  • The Role of Financial Information, Cash Flow Analysis, and Credit Risk Assessment
  • Receivables and Inventory
  • Long-Lived Assets and Depreciation, and Financial Instruments as Liabilities
  • Leases and Understanding Income Tax Reporting
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Financial Reporting for Owner's Equity

MBA 653

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Investment Foundations
  • Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (EFTs)
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  • Portfolio Theory
  • Market Dynamics
  • Debt Securities Analysis
  • Equities Securities Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Options Markets

Why Choose Benedictine's MBA in Financial Management Electives?

Earning an MBA with Finance electives online from Benedictine University can help position you for possible advancement and improve your marketability in an evolving job market. Your business administration master’s in finance enables you to take advantage of all the benefits offered by a well-respected university:

  • Classes are fully online so you can schedule your coursework around your personal and professional commitments.
  • Small class sizes allow personal attention and interaction.
  • A degree from a top-tier, private university1 with an acclaimed academic history that spans more than 130 years.
  • Access to the career resources at Benedictine’s virtual career center, including resume preparation, job boards, tips for successful job interviews, and more.
  • Learn from faculty members who are seasoned veterans of the business and finance industries.

Want to learn more about our online MBA with Financial Management electives? Request more information today or call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to a Program Manager.