MBA - Finance

Master of Business Administration
Florida Tech University Online
Major Code: 8313 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: online graduate
Delivery Mode/s: online Location/s: Florida Tech University Online
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The Master of Business Administration - Finance degree program may be completed in two years or less and provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills to meet the challenges of today's complex global business.

Rooted in the case method approach, this intensive MBA program offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education. The program covers a variety of subjects including investment management and cost management policy.

The two-course sequence Essentials of Business Development 1 and 2 (BUS 5601 and BUS 5602) culminates in a fully integrated business plan. Each student has the opportunity to choose a business and progressively bring it to fruition through critical business concepts from statistics and managerial economics to marketing.

Students actively engage in case study analysis and exercise leadership and teamwork skills. Strategic cost management and financial management policy are covered as well as the core business fundamentals. The program combines academic principles with practical, real-world applications to result in a solid business foundation.

Foundation Courses

The following foundation courses are required of all MBA students enrolled in their first semester at Florida Tech:

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines necessary tools required to plan and run a successful business venture. Requires integration of concepts, methods and models from accounting, economics and marketing in forming a business plan for a product or service in a case study.
    First course in a two-course sequence.
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Builds on . Examines and uses concepts, methods and models from the functional business areas of statistics, finance, management and law. Requires students to integrate each component into a complete business plan.
    Second course in a two-course sequence.

This two-course core sequence familiarizes students with the principle concepts and tools used in the main foundation disciplines of business, including accounting, financial statement analysis, economics, marketing, management principles, finance, business law and statistics. Students also learn how the various disciplines are integrated by completing two substantive projects. These courses can be completed in one semester and are designed not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business, but also for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields. Full-time international students must register for at least one additional course. For more information, international students should consult with the associate dean of academics.

Core Courses

The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today's rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision-making. Includes competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.
  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.
  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the concepts and tools of corporate financial management and financial planning, including capital budgeting, capital structure and net working capital. Considers the importance of ethics in financial decision-making.
  • BUS 5450 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents existing research, theories and models explaining how individual and group behavior and processes shape the internal dynamics of organizations. Provides the foundation to understand contemporary debates concerning alternative organizational designs and management practices.
  • BUS 5470 Marketing Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the tools and techniques of managing marketing activities as well as an analysis of the marketing process. Emphasizes decision-making, the refinement of skills needed to recognize and solve marketing problems, and effective communication of recommendations. Uses case analysis extensively.
  • BUS 5444 Finance Markets and Institutions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents an analysis of financial institutions and the interrelationships among intermediaries in both money and capital markets. Considers the functions of the Federal Reserve and its effect on interest rates and financial markets. Focuses on commercial banks and other depository institutions, investment banks and mutual funds.
  • BUS 5446 Investment Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the concepts, theories and techniques underlying the development of investment policies and strategies.
  • BUS 5448 Portfolio Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on understanding the theory and practice of combining financial assets into portfolios. Examines the importance of sector selection in asset allocation. Investigates the diversification of portfolios.
  • BUS 5840 Financial Management Policy
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the three primary areas of concern to financial policy makers (capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital) and integrates this framework with a range of international financial concepts. Also explores the profound effect that foreign operations can have on financial statements.
  • BUS 5480 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    In-depth analysis of industries and competitors, and how to build and defend competitive advantages in forming a successful competitive strategy. Case analysis and management simulation convey the multifunctional nature of decision making at the top management level. Augmented by live-case analyses.
    Must be taken in the final semester before graduation.
Total Credits Required: 36