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MBA with a Specialization in Finance Online

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

Gain the advanced financial knowledge to move into executive management roles in the MBA with a Specialization in Finance 100% online program. This program will deliver quantitative and financial analysis skills that can benefit any business decision maker, regardless of functional area or corporate sector.

Overview

Develop valuable quantitative and financial skills with direct application to a broad range of corporate roles in the MBA with a Specialization in Finance program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You can complete this flexible degree program in as few as 12 months.

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$15,855


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Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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36


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, marketing, strategic management, and more.

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 full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector. Learn from the same distinguished faculty members who teach in the on campus program.

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
  • An introduction to career options in the real estate sector, including real estate finance, real estate appraisal, mortgage brokerage, real estate banking, and property management

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Tuition

Tuition for the 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 Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $414.72 $25.70 $1,244.16 $77.10 $15,855.12
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,092.62 $25.70 $3,279.86 $77.10 $40,259.52
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Calendar

The MBA with a Specialization in Finance program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring 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 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.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • 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 an 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

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Courses

The MBA with a Specialization in Finance online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the MBA with a Specialization in Finance online 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 must choose two of the following courses to complete your degree requirements.

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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