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Master of Business Administration – Finance Track Online

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Program Overview

In the Master of Business Administration – Finance Track online program from Southern Utah University, you will deepen your expertise in real-world investment practices for a variety of settings including traditional firms, early-stage companies, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

$16,005* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
33* Credit Hours

This 100 percent online program emphasizes project-based learning. In addition to providing a broad background of business fundamentals, applied projects illustrate the types of mathematical analysis used by professionals specializing in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, risk and insurance, credit and other areas. Plus, the integrated capstone course focuses on applying your MBA learnings in order to develop strategic solutions to management challenges in any organization.

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As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Learn common valuation approaches as well as the theories used to estimate appropriate discount rates
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of financial statements in order to better evaluate and forecast economic performance
  • Improve your skill in developing estimates of future growth and the required cost of capital

This program prepares you for professional roles in finance such as:

  • Finance Manager/Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Credit Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Treasurer

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Tuition

Maximize the value of your MBA online with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$485 Per Credit Hour
$16,005* Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA Online $485 $1,455 $16,005*

*Tuition price reflects 33-credit-hour program. Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school must take an additional 3-credit-hour corequisite Foundations course in their first term. Students can be fully admitted to the MBA program prior to taking the Foundations course.

Calendar

Designed for working professionals, SUU online programs conveniently feature 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring A 01/13/20 12/30/19 01/06/20 01/08/20 01/10/20 03/08/20
Spring B 03/09/20 02/24/20 03/02/20 03/04/20 03/06/20 05/03/20
Summer A 05/04/20 04/20/20 04/27/20 04/29/20 05/01/20 06/28/20
Summer B 06/29/20 06/15/20 06/22/20 06/24/20 06/26/20 08/23/20

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Admissions

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

3.0 Undergraduate GPA
Professional Resume
GMAT or Waiver

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A well-qualified MBA candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher OR at least a 3.00 GPA in the last 60 credits of study
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.00 will be considered for admission if they are able to fulfill the index score of (GPA x 200) + GMAT >=1,150
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.00 may be considered for admission if they are able to fulfill the index score of (GPA x 200) + GMAT >=1,050

During the application process, be prepared to submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript.

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

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gradapps@suu.edu

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Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

  • Official GMAT or GRE test scores. Test scores should be sent directly to Southern Utah University. The GMAT/GRE test score requirement may be waived for applicants with:
    • A minimum 3.30 undergraduate GPA (either cumulative or in the last 60 credits of study)
    • OR a minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA with three or more years of significant management or professional experience (as verified by a resume)
    • OR a master's- or doctoral-level degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA
    • Applicants who do not meet the above waiver requirements may either submit an official GMAT or GRE score OR submit a 500-word essay explaining to the admissions committee why they should be admitted into the program without taking the exam. This essay will be submitted directly on the application form. The admissions committee will take into account the complete application and will make the final decision if a GMAT/GRE waiver will be granted.
  • Statement of Intent. In 500 words or less, describe your goals and expectations in pursuing an MBA degree from Southern Utah University and why you would be a valuable addition to the program. This statement will be submitted directly on the application form.
  • Resume. Submit a professional resume that includes employment history, academic accomplishments, and highlights managerial and leadership experience.
  • References. You must enter the contact information for three references on your application form. Please select people who can provide details about your academic and/or professional work and ability to be successful in an MBA program.
  • Application Fee. A $60 non-refundable application fee must be paid by credit card with the submission of your online application.

Courses

For the MBA – Finance Track online, you must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, including a capstone strategy course, and 9 credit hours of electives. If you do not hold a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited institution, then you must take an additional 3-credit corequisite Foundations course in your first term.

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Students who do not hold a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited institution must take the following course in their first term, which can be completed as a corequisite.

BA 6000: Business Foundations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an accelerated overview of the basic fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing and the use of Excel that MBA students will require for success in the program. This course is waived for students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution.

MGMT 6100: Managing People and Organizations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner.

MGMT 6140: Operations and Supply Chain Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research.

MGMT 6150: Leadership

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives.

ACCT 6100: Advanced Managerial Accounting

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.

ECON 6200: Managerial Economics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis.

FIN 6100: Managerial Finance

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies.

MKTG 6200: Marketing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research.

MGMT 6400: Strategy

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester.

Students must take FIN 6750 and FIN 6850, plus one more of the following courses.

FIN 6750: Investments

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This class serves as an introduction to commonly traded assets, as well as the markets on which they trade. For each major asset class, we learn common valuation approaches, as well as the theories used to estimate appropriate discount rates. Applied projects are used to illustrate the type of mathematical analysis used by investment professionals.

FIN 6850: Valuation

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course builds on the basic valuation techniques learned in the managerial finance and investment courses to show how they can be adapted and improved for use in the valuation of public and private entities. This includes creating a more in-depth understanding of financial statements in order to better evaluate and forecast economic performance, as well as improving skill in developing estimates of future growth and the required cost of capital used in valuation. Through course projects, students will use variations of these methods in a variety of settings, such as the valuation of traditional firms, early stage companies using techniques commonly employed by private equity, valuation of entities being considered for sale or divestiture, or other companies that don't follow the traditional company life cycle. With improved understanding of the theory and techniques underlying all valuation, students will be more confident in their ability to assess the value and risk of potential investment opportunities.

MKTG 6300: Marketing Analytics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the analytics methods used most commonly in current marketing decision-making. Students are introduced to common marketing models and the advanced analytics tools available to address the increasingly complex problems facing today's marketers. This course will augment the traditional, well-established marketing research methodology with the most up-to-date research methods used in industry today.

MKTG 6930: Integrated Marketing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores key marketing strategies related to communicating value regarding products and services through cases, readings and research. Topics include: promotion campaign management, traditional and digital advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and public relations.

MGMT 6250: Authentic Leadership

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course builds on the foundations of leadership to help students develop into effective, authentic leaders. Taking a practical approach, this course will help students become more self-aware of their natural leadership style, how their personal leadership impacts others, and what they can do to become a more effective and authentic leader.

MGMT 6260: Effective Teams

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers a deep exploration of what it takes to build effective teams. Participants will study what makes teams effective, what is required to build trust on teams, handling team conflict, creating accountability on teams, practical leadership strategies when leading teams, multicultural and virtual teams and team branding.

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