Online MBA
Finance Concentration

Online MBA[br]Finance Concentration

Enhance the Bottom Line and Your Career

St. Bonaventure University’s online MBA with a concentration in finance will prepare you to build, manage, and support a strong finance team. You’ll gain advanced financial knowledge and leadership confidence to help people and companies achieve their financial goals.

Advance Your Technical Skills — Become proficient in mathematics and accounting, problem-solving, project management, data analysis, and financial planning and management.

Achieve Diverse Financial Outcomes — Apply microeconomic theory to solve complex problems in wide-ranging business settings.

Improve Decision-Making — Explore critical behavioral biases and the boundaries between traditional finance, economics, and psychology to understand how emotions can influence decision-making.

Lead More Effectively — Learn to lead with influence and ethics by investigating the role of management in organizations and how people interact in a work environment.

Graduates are prepared with the technical, strategy, and leadership skills needed to stand out as a specialist in the highly competitive field of finance.


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Foundation Courses (9 credits)

Foundation courses ensure preparation for upper-level courses. Some of these courses for our accredited online MBA program may be waived based on prior schooling and/or work experience

  • MBA 515F Quantitative Foundations for Management
  • MBA 516F Accounting & Finance Foundations
  • MBA 517F Economic Foundations
The Business Core (12 credits)

The business core ensures that you’ll develop an advanced conceptual framework for analyzing and solving business problems. 

  • MBA 610 Financial Management
  • MBA 612 Marketing Management
  • MBA 613 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 616 Accounting Practices and Analysis
  • MBA 649 Business Policy (Capstone)
Graduate Electives (18 credits)

In addition to the finance track courses, students take three electives in the following areas:

  • Legal and Ethics
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Marketing
MBA 626 Investments

An introduction to the various types of investment securities such as common stocks, bonds, warrants, options, and investment company shares. Emphasis is placed on the risk-return characteristics of these securities and their use in various investment strategies.

Prerequisite: MBA 516F and 517F.

MBA 628 Managerial Economics

Applications of microeconomic theory to business problems. Topics include a review of simple linear and multiple regression techniques, estimation of demand, production and cost functions, and a mathematical analysis of the different market models. Some macroeconomic models may also be discussed. The course is quantitative and utilizes material taught in MBA 608.

MBA 639 Behavioral Finance

This course is an exploration of the boundaries between traditional finance and economics (both of which rest heavily on rationality) and psychology that examines the human behavior. The course explores the field from both the financial side as well through psychology and the new field of neuroscience. One of the outcomes of this course is the ability to identify and understand key behavioral biases and how emotions can influence decision-making.

marcus jones
I have had many wonderful outcomes from my online MBA at SBU: I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, which introduced me to an international network of business professionals for future career opportunities; I gained the necessary confidence I previously lacked to advance my career in the financial services industry; and, I have been granted job offers from several corporations who are aware of the excellent career preparation SBU’s business school has to offer.

- Marcus Jones
Certified Personal Banker
Five Star Bank

mike iulianello
My decision to pursue an MBA at St. Bonaventure University is one I will be forever grateful for and is one I recommend to anyone considering a graduate program. Some key benefits offered are the flexible class schedule, range of electives to peak your specific field of interest, and tight-knit class sizes that allowed an in-depth discussion to be had with peers and each professor. The communication and interpersonal skills gained in this environment are invaluable.

- Mike Iulianello
Mondelēz International
Master of Business Administration

christy williams
St. Bonaventure’s MBA program is incredible. Not only is the structure of the program accommodating for the working professional, but the class sizes allow for both one-on-one interaction as well as group participation. Because of my experience at St. Bonaventure, I have a much better understanding of the ins and outs of a business, what truly makes a business successful and where I see myself in the future. SBU was the perfect fit for me.

- Christy A. Williams
Key Account Manager at Founders Brewing Co.
Master of Business Administration

theodore turner
The formation of my business took place while I was enrolled in the MBA program, so every class was applicable to something I needed to know. My MBA concentration was in marketing, and the marketing courses really helped me to establish my company’s brand and build a reputation in the community. Even after two years in business, I use marketing metrics and client feedback every day to better understand my target market and how to reach them.

- Theodora Turner
Founder and Owner
Anchor Advisors