Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 years
Credit Hours:

Time to get down to business.
The M.B.A. degree with a concentration in Finance provides you with a breadth of knowledge in various business disciplines while developing a critical understanding of domestic and international financial management. This understanding will help you lead an organization that increases its value to employees and shareholders.

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Why Earn a Finance M.B.A.?

Graduates from the program have a well-rounded business education, are equipped with the management tools needed to compete in a global market and have an increased understanding of the importance of time management and efficiency.

The curriculum emphasizes skills and values essential to successful leadership:

  • Ethics
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Global perspectives
  • Use of technology
  • Problem recognition
  • Problem solving.
Marketable Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic integration of business subjects
  • Quantitative analysis of business situations
  • Apply principles of ethical conduct
  • Apply knowledge to business situations

Finance M.B.A. Highlights

You'll join other students with highly diverse education and work experiences, a significant number of whom are employed full time at corporations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one of the nation's most dynamic economic regions.
UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the largest business schools in the nation, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — which means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The Business Leadership Building contains 24 classrooms and student learning is enhanced with interior and exterior spaces, such as a café, tutor rooms, team study rooms, a state-of-the-art general access computer lab and outdoor terraces.
All Ryan College of Business students may use the BLB Trading Room, a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with 12 terminals running Bloomberg Professional software.
Articles written by faculty members have appeared in American Economic Review, Financial Review, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Services Research and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.
Classes are taught by faculty members who have extensive academic and industry backgrounds and who conduct research to remain up-to-date on trends to enrich the classroom experience.

What Can You do With a Finance M.B.A.?

Career Possibilities:

  • Actuary
  • Appraiser
  • Bank Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Finance Associate
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Commercial Lender
  • Commodities Trader
  • Cost Manager
  • Economist
  • Financial Consultant Financial Economist
  • Financial Planning Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Investor Relations Mergers/Acquisition Managers
  • Mutual Funds Manager/Rep.
  • Mutual Funds Trader

Finance M.B.A. Courses You Could Take

Investment Analysis and Management (3 hrs)
Economic and industry studies, company analysis, selection of senior securities, theory and application of common stock valuation models, security markets and timing, portfolio management, options and futures markets.
Advanced Topics in Financial Management (3 hrs)
Considers the application of risk, return and net present value concepts in the context of corporate decision-making. In addition to a discussion of the implications of market efficiency and agency problems on corporate decisions, the core issues of dividend policy and capital structure are examined in detail. Students learn option valuation techniques and apply these to real options found in the corporate setting.
Financial Markets and Institutions (3 hrs)
Determination of interest rates, their term structure and the relationship with inflation. Management of interest rate risk. Financial instruments and their characteristics. Monetary policy, the Federal Reserve System and regulation. Introduction to the international financial system.
International Financial Management (3 hrs)
Analyses of the balance of payments and its impact on domestic economies and currencies. Theories of financing foreign trade and investments. Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate behavior in theory and practice. Assessing exposure to the foreign exchange risk and the use of hedging tools and techniques.
Theory of Finance (3 hrs)
Advanced topics in the theory of finance. Topics include decision-making under uncertainty; equilibrium pricing models, capital structure theory; agency theory and the market for corporate control; signaling models; the pricing of contingent claims; current developments and selected readings in the finance literature.
Financial Management (3 hrs)
Tools and techniques used and proposed in corporate financial management. Analysis of the investment and financing decisions and the environment in which such decisions are made are covered in readings, case problems and class discussion.

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