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Finance MBA Degree Concentration

The STEM-designated MBA with a concentration in finance can help you advance your career and develop a deeper understanding of the daily challenges financial professionals face in today’s business world. The specialized training and flexible curriculum enable you to pursue advanced career opportunities and tackle greater difficulties in the workplace.

The recommended plan of study for LeBow’s MBA degree with a concentration in finance prepares graduate students to understand how to access, invest and allocate capital from the viewpoint of both the firm and the investor. Whether you are looking to launch a career in finance and investing or advance your career in business finance, Drexel LeBow’s finance concentration will arm you with skills in mathematics, economics, risk management and more.

Some of the topics covered in the MBA concentration in finance include:

  • Stock market analysis
  • Foundations in finance
  • Global economy
  • Financial instruments
  • Futures and options
  • Market trading and volatility
  • Risk management
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment banking

The MBA concentration in finance is offered in person or online.

The MBA concentration in finance is a STEM-designated degree program. Students with an F-1 visa can apply for a 24-month OPT extension (beyond the standard 12 months) if they meet noted criteria.

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LeBow Alum Walker Allen

I’m a generalist, and so while I’m not doing balanced scorecards every day, practicing that in class taught me to think about financial reporting as a management function.

Executive Director, CCS Business Operations


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Joe Dipre Headshot

I knew that this experience, and the network that came with it, would lead me to a more prosperous career.

Financial Operating Analyst

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Christopher Stroup

The Lawrie program provided the challenge I’d been seeking and helped me push into a new area.

Financial Advisor

Abacus Wealth Partners

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Alexander Nwobi Opaluwa Headshot

Every week, there’s always a new idea. There’s just so much to learn.

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Japkeerat Bindra

You get to understand how what you learn in class is applied in the real world.

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MBA Concentration in Finance Career Options

LeBow’s MBA concentrations allow you to take a more thorough exploration of the discipline of your choice. By combining these courses with the core MBA courses you are able to explore your area of interest while also becoming well-versed in other disciplines and studies.

Adding a concentration in finance to your MBA plan of study is ideal if you know exactly what you want to do with your career and you want to build a stronger skill base in that area. An MBA with a concentration in finance can also take you beyond the financial realm and help you branch out to areas such as digital marketing, real estate, business analytics, social innovation and health care.

Accepted MBA Finance Concentration Students’ Job Titles:

  • Budget Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Management Consultants
  • Risk and Insurance Managers
  • Treasurers and Finance Officers

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How Long Does it Take to Get an MBA?

Part-Time MBA Program

Complete in 24 to 36 months

Full-Time MBA Program

Complete in 12, 15 or 18 months

MBA Finance Concentration Curriculum

Requirements and Coursework

Choose three courses (nine credits) from the concentration-specific courses below for a finance specialization.

Course Title Credits
FIN 602 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN 605 Business Valuation 3
FIN 610 Corporate Governance 3
FIN 622 Fin Institutions & Markets 3
FIN 624 Risk Management 3
FIN 626 Investment Management 3
FIN 635 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FIN 639 FinTech 3
FIN 645 Behavioral Finance 3
FIN 648 International Financial Management 3
FIN T680 Special Topics in FIN 3

View the full MBA degree requirements in the Drexel Catalog

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To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s MBA program, prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or request additional information.

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