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It’s Your Time


To Seize the Future with an MBA in Finance


Feliciano’s Online MBA earned recognition from US News as one of the Best Online MBAs in the country. 
#78 overall and #3 in New Jersey

Enroll in the Fully Online MBA, General Degree Program at Montclair State’s Award Winning Feliciano School of Business


Financial managers, advisors and analysts help guide critical fiscal decisions for everyone from individual investors to massive multinational corporations. A graduate finance degree demonstrates mastery of advanced investment strategies and corporate financial management. Qualified professionals remain in high demand among businesses and financial services firms, where an MBA in Finance Online can pave the way to senior management and executive-level roles.

Montclair State University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance will help students develop the sought-after skills and knowledge they need to succeed. This comprehensive program combines the convenience of online learning and the prestige of Montclair State’s acclaimed Feliciano School of Business. Graduates will be well prepared for financial planning and leadership in all types of organizations, whether they intend to manage investment portfolios or corporate cash flows.

When an investor or enterprise entrusts large sums of money to a financial manager, they expect expert advice and informed decisions. The Master’s in Business Administration in Finance from Montclair State provides a solid grounding in accounting, economics and investments as part of the core MBA program, then goes deeper into advanced topics such as capital structure, short-term assets, and options and futures markets.

The Montclair State MBA online program is ideal for:


Bachelor’s degree holders who majored in business and seek to expand their financial expertise

Financial managers who aspire to executive roles such as treasurer, controller or CFO

Career-changers who want to put their talent for numbers and analytical skills to better use

Accountants and finance specialists who wish to build their client base or move into management

Entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, court investors or navigate acquisitions or mergers

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MBA Learning Outcomes:


Successful financial managers have a big-picture perspective that goes beyond the numbers on a balance sheet; they understand the risks, costs and revenue opportunities associated with every aspect of a business or investment. That’s why Montclair State’s Finance MBA Online Program covers subjects ranging from information systems to operations and supply chain management before delving into complex and far-reaching financial considerations.

Students enrolled in the finance track of Montclair State’s MBA program will learn how to:

  • Use benchmarking and performance evaluation to direct investment decisions
  • Master the principles, methods and mechanics of managing working capital and short-term resources
  • Analyze the potential risk and return of futures, forward and swap contracts
  • Determine the optimal mix of debt and equity to finance corporate assets
  • Evaluate call and put options and apply hedging strategies in options portfolios
  • Identify potential acquisition targets and assess them using fundamental analysis, discounted cash flow methods and price/earnings ratios

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Online MBA Degree: Program Curriculum


The academic calendar for Montclair State’s online MBA degree program features three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer), and each semester is divided into two eight-week terms. MBA students are expected to complete 3 credits (one or two classes) per term and will earn their degree within two years. New students may begin their studies at the start of any semester or half-term, which allows a choice of six start dates throughout the year. 

Candidates pursuing this finance degree must complete 39 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. All Montclair State MBA students undertake 30 credits of core business administration classes. This specialization also requires six additional finance courses totaling 9 credit hours.

Required MBA Core Courses

 

Course Name

Credits

Accounting for Business Managers

3

Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy

1.5

Managerial Economics

1.5

Corporate Financial Decision Making

1.5

Investments for Managers

1.5

Emerging Trends in Global Markets

1.5

Applied Business Statistics

1.5

Management Science in Business

1.5

Strategic Information Systems

3

Operations and Supply Change Management

1.5

Achieving Competitive Advantage

1.5

Organizational Behavior

1.5

Project Management

1.5

Negotiation in the Workplace

1.5

Managing the Multi-Business Firm

1.5

Applied Marketing Management

1.5

Market Analysis and Customer Insight

1.5

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

1.5

Total Core MBA Credits*

30

Electives (choose courses totaling 6 credits†)

Accounting courses such as Accounting Information Systems, Financial Statement Analysis and Forensic Accounting

Business Law courses such as Business Law I, Business Law II and Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting

Economics courses such as Globalization in the Developing World and Independent Study in Economics

Finance courses such as Cross-Borders Investing and Financing, Options Markets and Short-Term Financial Management

Information and Technology courses such as Business Analysis and Enterprise Systems Management

Management courses such as Leadership, Talent Management, Business Communications and Human Resource Analytics

Marketing courses such as Marketing Metrics, Strategic Brand Management and Omni-Channel Retailing

Total Elective Credits: 6

 
 
 

* Students who have not completed prior academic coursework in Accounting, Statistics and/or Finance, and have not earned a grade of B- or higher in those subjects, may be required to successfully complete online foundation modules in these key areas before registering for MBA courses.

† Students enrolled in the General MBA program can choose from a variety of elective courses. Please refer to the MBA program course catalog for a complete list of elective options and corresponding credit hours.

Concentration Courses

Finance Degree Concentration Courses

Course Name

Credits

Advanced Investments

1.5

Short-Term Financial Management

1.5

Futures, Forwards and Swaps

1.5

Capital Structure and Payout Policy

1.5

Options Markets

1.5

Financial Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions

1.5

Total Core MBA Credits*

9

Explore the Advantages of a Montclair State MBA


This master’s in finance degree is offered by Montclair State’s Feliciano School of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction. Among all AACSB-accredited schools in New Jersey, the Feliciano School of Business offers the most affordable online MBA programs in the state.

Students working toward a Finance MBA will participate in classes via the Canvas online learning management system, which provides 24/7 access to course materials and tests/assessments. Students are able to complete weekly lessons and assignments around their own busy schedule, while web-based communication tools allow regular interactions and collaboration with faculty and classmates.

Montclair State does not differentiate between its campus-based and internet-based MBA programs; the diploma and transcripts never specify if a degree was earned online. Employers will only see that the credential has been earned from a respected university.

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Encouraging Success


Our Student Success Coaches are there to support you throughout your entire master’s experience. From the moment you enroll to the moment you graduate, they provide personalized support to help you stay on track. 

They bridge the gap in your online education. 

Your student success coach will help you connect with instructors, find resources and ensure that you are guided through the entire experience. They personalize their level of support to your needs. If you’re struggling in a class, they will connect you with the proper professors and resources to turn things around. If you need help with planning your schedule to ensure timely graduation, they will work with you and your schedule to figure out what courses to take and when. No matter what you are going through, they can help. 

Your student success coaches participate in rigorous training on how best to support working adult students. Many have also been online students so they have a unique understanding of your experience. Their experience combined with their expertise and knowledge of Montclair State University and our programs will ensure that they can help you achieve your goals. 

Student Admission Requirements

At Montclair State University, we welcome students from all around the globe and believe that having different cultures, backgrounds and experiences enhances the learning environment. 

Requirements for domestic students: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GMAT/GRE completion**
  • Application and official college transcripts required
  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $138 fee

Requirements for international students: 

  • Transcripts: Applicants with a non-US degree must submit a course-by-course evaluation that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework. This must be completed by an accredited agency. For more information on this requirement visit our international applicant page
  • English Proficiency: Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree from an institution where English is not the official instructional language must submit proof of English proficiency 
  • Visa: To apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa or to transfer your existing F-1/J-1 record, you are required to apply for a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 first

For more information and requirements for international students, visit our international applicant page.

**See admission and tuition page for more information

Career Information and Spotlight

Earning an MBA is almost ensuring career transformation. The median starting salary for new MBA hires is $40,000 more than having an undergraduate business degree by itself and it is nearly $10,000 more than any other business school master’s degree. Whether you are attempting to change your career or advance it, a project management MBA from Montclair State University is a difference maker. You can qualify for a vast array of careers including, but not limited to, consultant, finance manager and finance analyst.

Financial Manager
  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 15%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $129,890 annual
  • Hourly rate – $62.45 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Speaking
  • Percent with master’s degree – 14%
  • Financial Manager Career Profile on Onetonline
Financial Analyst
  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 5%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $81,590 annual
  • Hourly rate – $39.22 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Mathematics, Speaking
  • Percent with master’s degree – 35%
  • Financial Analyst Career Profile on Onetonline
Management Consultant
  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 11%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $85,260 per year
  • Hourly rate – $40.99 per hour
  • Important qualities/skills – Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Judgment and Decision Making, Speaking
  • Percent with master’s degree – 46%
  • Management Consultant Career Profile on Onetonline

Frequently Asked Questions


How long will it take to complete an MBA in Finance from Montclair State University?

On average, it takes students 2 years to complete an MBA from Montclair State University.

What can you do with an MBA in Finance?

An MBA in Finance allows a person to work in a number of industries. Some of the job titles those with an MBA in Finance may hope to possess are chief finance officer, finance analyst and finance manager. 

Where can someone with a finance MBA work?

They can work in nearly any industry. All businesses, across many industries, benefit utilize finance.

Will a finance MBA prepare non-business undergraduates for a business career?

A finance MBA from Montclair State University ensures that our graduates are fully prepared to enter into or advance within the business world no matter their undergraduate degree.

How much does an MBA in Finance from Montclair State University cost?

For the most up to date tuition cost, visit our Admission & Tuition page.

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Contact Information


Toby Burris
Montclair State University
Student Recruitment Manager

973-655-6015
onlinemba@mail.montclair.edu

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