Online MBA with a Concentration in Finance

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Financial theory doesn’t add value. Financial analysts do.

Advance your knowledge of financial management. Choose Ohio University for your Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and learn how to invest in dynamic financial markets. You can gain a deeper understanding of portfolio management and corporate finance, as well as study financial protocols at the firm level.

Fortune 3rd Best Value MBA

Ranked 3rd best MBA value as seen in Fortune

100% Online

100% online coursework

No GMAT Required

No GMAT required

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Complete in as few as 2 years

Why earn your MBA with a concentration in Finance?

  • Examine the risks and rewards of investing.
  • Learn from an award-winning faculty who are active scholars in the industry.
  • Study on your schedule through our flexible online platform.
  • Build upon your core finance skills at an AACSB-accredited school

Focused Curriculum

When you pursue a concentration in Finance as part of your OHIO MBA degree, your coursework will address topics such as managing investments and improving their performance, understanding corporate finance, and decision-making in financial markets and institutions.

OHIO’s MBA with a concentration in Finance is a 35-credit program ― eleven 3-credit courses and one 2-credit course. As a student at OHIO, you can earn your MBA with a concentration Finance in as few as two years. Coursework is 100% online, and MBA program students benefit from an on-campus residency through our Leadership Development Conference (LDC).

Finance Concentration Courses

MBA 6345 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 Credits
MBA 6355 Investments 3 Credits
MBA 6365 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits

Leadership Development Conference (LDC)

One of the resources offered to you as an online student is the Leadership Development Conference (LDC). This is meant to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. The LDC is a two-day event held multiple times a year to ensure that all online students can attend. We consistently hear from our students that this event is one of their favorite aspects of our online programs.

The LDC takes place at our Athens, Ohio, campus, where you will hear from guest speakers on how to effectively lead in teams and businesses. You will also have the opportunity to listen to and network with guest speakers about global issues and current events that impact today’s modern business environment.


“LDC has really enhanced my self-awareness of the type of leader that I am, which has allowed me to look at not only my strengths but also understand my weaknesses so I can address those going forward in my career.”

– Steven Coxford, MBA Graduate

Experienced Faculty

Learn from a faculty of proficient business professionals who can share their practical knowledge and experiences across various industries.

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Andrew Fodor, Ph.D.

Career Outlook

Your new skills can help you advance to the following in-demand leadership roles:

Chief Financial Officer

A chief financial officer (CFO) is responsible for creating the structure and directing initiatives as they relate to the finances of a company or organization. Individuals in this role are tasked with monitoring financing, cash flow, and funds, as well as understanding how to properly report results to the larger management team.

Median Salary: $364,649*

Finance Director

As a finance director, you may be responsible for creating and enforcing policies regarding how funds are allocated throughout a company or organization. A finance director may also be tasked with setting budgets, creating reports to prepare for future spending, creating strategic plans and timelines, and identifying areas of potential financial loss and ways to correct those potential losses.

Median Salary: $172,793*


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Financial Planner

Working as a financial planner means that you may work on your own, for a bank, or for an investment company and will be advising people on how to best spend, save, and/or invest their money. By listening to clients wants and needs, you will provide information to them in order to educate them on their options and advise them on ways that they can meet their financial goals.

Median Salary: $62,572*

Financial Manager

Financial managers are in charge of tracking and analyzing the finances of a company. They typically prepare reports on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis with the data they have collected to share with management teams. Financial managers ensure that legal policies are being followed and analyze financial data to provide cost-reduction strategies to upper management.

Median Salary: $97,456*