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Master of Business Administration with a Finance

Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration or Specialization Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 10 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Courses: 10  |  Tuition: $12,473.90*

Finance Specialization Earning your MBA with a Finance Specialization online will provide you with a thorough study of financial management, including the practical application of theory to the corporate business environment. This specialization deepens your quantitative skills and critical thinking abilities, which can give you a strong competitive advantage in the job market. You may also find that broadening your knowledge of financial market conditions and behaviors can give you a better understanding in other areas of business.

Finance Concentration The way a firm chooses to raise capital may be affected by current economic and financial market conditions, which in turn could be a function of saver behavior. Students wishing to understand the interplay of these factors and deepen their understanding of contemporary finance issues may take three finance courses and earn an MBA with a concentration in Finance.

Learn Proven Leadership Concepts and Strategies

  • Study the changing financial system and the effect on interest rates and firm performance
  • Understand the latest developments in the techniques of investing and financial decision making
  • Learn principles and strategies for organizational and change management
  • Develop effective communication and employee motivation techniques
  • Study the application of quantitative methods and management science
  • Learn profitable marketing management concepts and strategies

The LSU Shreveport MBA Online is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide meet the AACSB International's demanding standards.

Cedric Crossley, Jr.

I wanted to advance, which I am doing now. But the competition here is tough. Obviously, getting the MBA will make me stand out more against others who are also in search of advancing within the organization.

— Cedric Crossley, Jr., online MBA in Finance student

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Online Course List

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Economic analysis for management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study and application of advanced financial techniques for managerial decision making. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Developing skills to lead and manage change in organizations through an understanding of organizational process, individual motivation, and group behavior. Emphasizes the application of organizational behavior concepts to solve managerial problems in an integrative and ethical manner. Methods of study include readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments, research and seminar discussions. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The role of marketing in business and society. Analyses of marketing management concepts and methods are developed through reports, discussion, and case study. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An integrating course with emphasis on formulating and implementing basic strategy and policy decisions. An analytic approach to strategic decisions pursued through readings, cases and participation in an integrated case analysis. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Study of contemporary topics in information systems, to include: a survey of information systems analysis and design; informatics; e-commerce; business data communication; database management systems and knowledge-based systems; enterprise-wide systems; and information systems control. Three hours of lecture.

In addition to the core courses, students pursuing an MBA with a Finance Concentration must take all three (3) of the following courses. Students earning their MBA with a Finance Specialization may choose two (2) of the following courses and one MBA elective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An advanced course examining investment strategies and technology. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of recent academic research to the dynamic global investment environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Special topics from corporate finance, investments, and international finance. Emphasis is placed on the connections between theoretical findings and industry practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study of financial markets, instruments, and institutions and their role in the economy and financial management. Coverage will include current issues affecting the financial system.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course exposes students to the intersection of human resource management (HRM) and business strategy - the strategic management of human capital. The goal is to introduce students to core HR competency areas that are needed to be successful as a manager. The course explores topics of current importance in the context of strategic human resource management, such as strategic HR planning, recruiting and selection, EEO laws/ethics, compensation, and performance management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws such as TITLE VII, ADEA, ADA, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Application and analysis of key communication theories and strategies. Journal articles and visual media are used to assess how communication strategies influence organizational goals and decision making. Effective responses to organizational challenges and dilemmas are evaluated through case studies on crisis management, conflict management, social and news media, as well as interpersonal communication.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, the focus of this course is on the study of the basic stages of the business start-up process: opportunity recognition, plan formulation, new venture creation and management, and growth.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This courses examines family and business systems by exploring relationships between individuals and the unique personal, interpersonal, wealth, and business issues faced by family-owned and managed firms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Quantitative methods, management science, and statistics for business decision making, including statistical estimation and inferences, regression analysis, forecasting techniques, analysis of variance, linear programming, simulation, queuing, and network analysis. Three hours of lecture.

Foundation Courses

Students who lack recent educational or professional experience in accounting, finance, economics or statistics may choose to take up to four (4) optional one credit foundation courses prior to, or during the MBA degree program. Each course is offered independently on a Pass/Fail basis.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2017 pricing and subject to change without notice. Tuition listed above does not include optional foundation courses.

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