MBA Degree Concentration

Finance MBA Degree Concentration

Why pursue an MBA degree with a concentration in finance?

The 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. With the specialized training and flexible curriculum Drexel LeBow’s MBA concentration in finance provides, you can 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.

An example of some of the topics covered in the MBA concentration in finance:

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

What can you do with an MBA concentration in finance?

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 get 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.

A list of job titles and salaries of professionals who entered the MBA degree with a concentration in finance program is below:

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

How long does it take to get an MBA with a concentration in finance?

MBA vs Master’s in Finance

LeBow’s MBA with a concentration in Finance and MS in Finance programs are ideal for professionals looking to enter the field of finance armed with the advanced training necessary to become leaders and innovators in the field. Each program provides a solid foundation in finance while also allowing you to explore the topic more by selecting electives that interest you.

When choosing a graduate degree program, it’s important to keep your goals in mind. An MBA with a concentration in Finance allows you to build a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical concepts that impact financial decision-making, while still getting a comprehensive education on other business disciplines through your primary MBA courses. The MS in Finance takes a more focused approach, combining quantitative and computing skills with financial theory and applications to allow students to become well-versed in a variety of areas including risk management and engineering.

Finance Concentration Curriculum

Required Coursework

Choose three courses (nine credits) from the concentration-specific courses below:

Course Title Credits
FIN 602 Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN 605 Business Valuation 3
FIN 610 Corporate Governance 3
FIN 615 Environmental and Social Issues in Finance 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

> Learn more about LeBow courses in the Drexel Catalog

In addition to our finance MBA concentration, Drexel LeBow offers a master’s of science in finance program for those looking to pursue a second degree.

Learn about Drexel LeBow’s graduate program admissions requirements for an MBA with a concentration in business analytics or schedule an appointment with an advisor today.