Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance Online

Specialize in finance and graduate with in-demand expertise that adds value across industries.

Apply By: 12/10/22
Start Class: 1/9/23
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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% Online MBA in Finance

$36,018* Tuition
As few as 14 months Duration
42 Credit Hours

The 100% online Finance MBA from the University of Illinois Chicago is ideal if your goal is to gain a broad understanding of contemporary business management. In this program you will acquire specific expertise in applying data and analysis in the management of funds, portfolios and investments for corporations or governments. You will also study related topics of agreement negotiation and conflict resolution while gaining experience implementing policies and collecting operational data.

In this AACSB-accredited online master’s program, you will explore finance topics such as investment analysis, capital structure in corporate finance and the evaluation and quantification of fixed-income securities. In addition to learning today’s most relevant financial practices, foundational coursework builds on your knowledge of accounting, operations, marketing and organizational behavior. Electives provide additional relevant studies in data mining, human resource management, decision science and more.

Graduates of the MBA – Finance online program will:

  • Gain a better understanding of financial assets and how to manage risks and investments
  • Think strategically, anticipate change, understand markets and navigate dynamic environments
  • Gain a better understanding of financial assets and how to manage risks and investments
  • Think strategically, anticipate change, understand markets and navigate dynamic environments

Career Opportunities with a Finance Degree:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Investment Sales Associate or Trader
  • Portfolio Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Investment Sales Associate or Trader
  • Portfolio Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

Also available:

UIC offers a variety of specialized MBAs. Check out all of our online MBA concentrations.

$36,018* Tuition
As few as 14 months Duration
42 Credit Hours

Accreditation

AACSB Accredited Business Programs

The UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

"The Liautaud experience has been phenomenal. As a part of the Accelerated Cohort MBA program, I appreciate the connections I’m developing with my classmates, laying down a solid foundation for my career network."
– Christian Guerrero, MBA Student
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Tuition

The UIC affordable online program

The high-quality Online Finance MBA is competitively priced and offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition.

Tuition:

$36,018* Total Tuition

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MBA is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.


Note: The Online MBA is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

Tuition:

$36,018* Total Tuition

Calendar

Program dates and deadlines

The UIC online MBA is delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/10/22 Next Application Deadline
1/9/23 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End Date
Fall A8/22/228/1/228/5/228/17/229/28/2210/16/22
Fall B10/17/229/20/229/25/2210/12/2211/28/2212/11/22
Spring A1/9/2312/10/2212/15/221/4/232/28/233/5/23
Spring B3/6/232/10/232/15/233/1/234/28/234/30/23
Summer Session 15/15/234/20/234/25/235/10/236/28/236/9/23

Now enrolling:

12/10/22 Next Application Deadline
1/9/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

Qualifications for our Online MBA in Finance program

We've streamlined the admission process for the UIC online MBA to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Finance MBA Online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA*

Applicants to the Online MBA will need to meet the following admissions requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, or equivalent for graduates of universities outside of the U.S.
  • Official transcripts of previous university coursework
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better
    • *Applicants below a 3.0/4.0 will still be considered for admission. Any decisions are contingent upon qualifications that may include GMAT/GRE scores and/or additional work experience.
  • For applicants who want to waive the GMAT/GRE, a waiver request must be submitted, preferably before submitting your application. Each waiver request is granted on a case-by-case basis. For those not granted a GMAT/GRE waiver, either the GMAT or GRE exam must be taken for the application to be reviewed. UIC Business does not have a preference for the GMAT or GRE.
    • Applicants with two years or more of significant, full-time post-bachelor’s work experience and/or a master’s/terminal degree as evaluated by the UIC Business admissions review committee are strong candidates for the GMAT/GRE waiver
  • Two years or more of post-graduate, professional work experience by the start of the program is required for admission. If you have concerns about meeting the work experience requirement, please contact an enrollment specialist to see if you qualify
    • Two years or more of military service can also qualify for the work experience requirement
  • Complete an application online and pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • Professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose, addressing the following:
    • What strengths and attributes will you bring to the program? (250 word maximum)
    • What professional experiences have led you to determine that business school is the right next step, and what are your career aspirations after business school? (250 word maximum)
    • Optional question: Is there anything not addressed elsewhere in the application that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (250 word maximum)
  • International applicants or domestic applicants whose university/college studies were done outside the United States may be required to submit proof of English proficiency

For the purposes of application review, applicants must upload requested materials only through the application checklist. Sealed, official paper credentials will be requested only from applicants who have been offered admission and intend to enroll.

Paper credentials received for applications without a final decision may not be processed.

Courses

Read about our MBA in Finance Online classes

For the Finance MBA Online, you must complete 11 courses totaling 42 credit hours, including 26 credit hours of core courses and 16 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Concepts and principles of financial accounting for preparation and evaluation of external reports and financial statements. Course Information: Extensive computer use required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the efficient allocation of resources by consumers, profit and non-profit firms and government, regulation of industry, monopoly and imperfect competition, business ethics and the market place, efficiency versus equity, social welfare.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the theory of corporate finance: goal of the firm, time value of money, investment decisions (under certainty and uncertainty), net present value, capital markets, and corporate financing decisions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in ACTG 500.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the management of operations for the production and delivery of goods and services. Topics include the management of business processes, projects, production, supply chain, inventory, quality, lay out and job design.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the organization as a social system. Topics include leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, group behavior, managing change, conflict management, motivation and behavior, and interpersonal communications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on client/consumer behavior and the way institutions respond to such behavior through the planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods and services.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is a capstone course for MBA students which provides frameworks and decision tools to integrate prior course work in a set of analytic and problem solving efforts to address the strategies and enterprise level challenges of firms. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master's degree students. Completion of the all other core courses in the MBA Program. This course should be taken during the final semester in the program.

Students must take each of the following three Finance Concentration courses

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the theory and practice of investment analysis. Topics included are the institutional organization of security markets, and fundamental principles of asset valuation with application to specific securities. Prerequisite(s): FIN 500.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores advanced topics in corporate finance including capital structure, dividend policy, financial restructuring, bankruptcy, and leasing. Emphasis on recent developments in corporate finance and financial economics. Prerequisite(s): FIN 500.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course develops the tools for evaluating and quantifying the value of fixed-income securities. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Students must choose any one of the following courses
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Survey of statistical methods with applications for business and management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Analysis, design and development of data warehousing. Related methods and tools in the provision of decision support and business analytics/intelligence. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): IDS 505 or IDS 510 or consent of the instructor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Intensive study of a selected topic. Content varies. Topics are announced. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on human resource management programs and policies. Staffing, training and development; historical evolution of personnel policies, modern labor force and technological trends; supervision, salary administration, human resource research and utilization. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541 or consent of the instructor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course is an examination of topics related to recruiting, selecting, motivating, retaining, training, developing, and separating employees; and human resource metrics, measurement, and information systems. Restricted to graduate students enrolled in the College of Business Administration. Prerequisite(S): MGMT 541 and MGMT 553.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on compensation theory policies and practices, including job analysis and evaluation, compensation surveys, wage and salary structures, merit and incentive compensation employee benefits and pension plans.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
An intensive study of a selected topic in management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Study of strategies and policies that influence the long-term survival, growth, and character of business firms; strategy formulation and implementation in domestic and international organizations. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and completion of all courses in the MBA core, or permission of the instructor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the study of strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Credit is not given for MGMT 564 if the student has credit for MGMT 594. Special topics: Negotiations. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541.
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*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online MBA is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.