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Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance Online

Cameron School of Business
EMBA in Finance Online - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

Develop valuable quantitative and financial skills with direct application to a broad range of corporate roles in the Executive Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance online program from UNCW. Enhance your online coursework with dynamic residencies on campus and abroad.

Overview

Gain the advanced financial knowledge to move into management roles in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This high-engagement program extends beyond a typical online MBA experience to provide a truly collaborative learning environment, fostering abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, peer interaction, and networking.

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$22,323*


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Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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42


Program
Credit Hours

In this rigorous AACSB-accredited program, you will explore the specifics of investment management, financial statement analysis, real estate investment analysis, and more. Delve into financial markets, portfolio risks and variances, and behavioral finance. Learn to apply valuation models to equity securities, analyze fixed-income portfolios and the term structure of interest rates, and discuss the payoff and profit associated with derivative securities. This program is equally beneficial to students who are already employed in finance, as well as those from other functional areas looking to enhance their executive knowledge.

During your studies, you will have the option to learn about real estate investments, real estate financing alternatives, and special tax-deferral and tax-sheltering options available to investors. You will gain skills to apply toward careers in real estate finance, real estate banking and appraisal, mortgage brokerage, and property management.

You will also deepen your knowledge in core business management areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management, and more.

As part of this unique program, you will benefit from two on-campus residencies—intensive weekends of face-to-face managerial training and experiences that provide a bridge between content knowledge and real-world application. During these on-campus sessions, you will develop and promote a diverse array of managerial soft skills that only an on-campus environment can yield, such as problem-solving, persuasion, teamwork and leadership.

In addition to these vital networking opportunities, you also will participate in a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia, enabling you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential challenges on a global scale. This Executive MBA program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers—building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master's program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will learn:

  • Fundamental principles, theories and competencies associated with financial statement analysis
  • A working understanding of investment markets, portfolio valuation, and associated concepts and tools
  • An appreciation of real estate value, real estate financing, and the mechanics of mortgage-backed security markets
  • The relationship between real estate and financial crises though the use of a monograph on the Great Recession

*Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online degree program is highly affordable and far less of a financial investment than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. We also offer pay by the course tuition for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Executive MBA Fee Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $414.72 $25.70 $1,244.16 $77.10 $3,825 $22,322.64
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,092.62 $25.70 $3,277.86 $77.10 $3,825 $50,794.44

Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Calendar

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 8/27/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/29/18 8/30/18 10/14/18
Fall 2 10/22/18 9/22/18 9/29/18 10/24/18 10/25/18 12/9/18
Spring 1 1/21/19 12/15/18 12/22/18 1/23/19 1/24/19 3/10/19
Spring 2 3/18/19 2/16/19 2/23/19 3/20/19 3/21/19 5/5/19
Summer 1 5/13/19 4/13/19 4/20/19 5/15/19 5/16/19 6/30/19
Summer 2 7/1/19 5/25/19 6/1/19 7/3/19 7/8/19 8/18/19

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Admissions

To apply for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

Executive MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Five years of professional work experience preferred (minimum two years required)
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed to gradtranscripts@uncw.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UNCW at this address:

UNCW Graduate School
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

Have a question? Call us at 855-306-4734.

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Courses

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of EMBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies, and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance program, you must take the following core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires campus attendance for two (2) weekends. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Requires 1-week trip abroad. This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Finance program, you must take two of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students in this course will learn to describe the financial markets and participants, use MPT to estimate an optimal risky portfolio and a minimum variance portfolio, discuss the CAPM and the Beta of a stock, discuss the EMH and behavioral finance, apply valuation models to equity securities, analyze fixed income portfolios and discuss the term structure of interest rates, and describe the payoff and profit associated with derivative securities.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the principles of financial statement analysis. It emphasizes tools that are used to analyze a company’s financial statements. Broad objectives include: gaining a factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends, etc.) of the field; learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories; developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The primary objective of this course will be to extend a student’s basic understanding of finance and of real estate to an appreciation of real estate value, real estate financing and the mechanics of the mortgage-backed security markets. Towards this appreciation, an initial illustration of the inefficiencies in real estate relative to the capital market investments will be provided. Current topics in real estate investment analysis will then be reviewed. A monograph on the Great Recession and the real estate and financial crises is examined early in the course. Special real estate topics will include the mathematics of real estate investment, real estate financing alternatives, special tax-deferral and tax-sheltering options available to the real estate investor and the origins and operations of the collateralized mortgage-backed security markets. This course will include examination of selected real estate investments and an introduction to career options in the real estate sector (real estate finance, real estate appraisal, mortgage brokerage, real estate banking, property management, etc.)

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