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Master of Business Administration with Specialization in Finance (Business)

The MBA with specialization in Finance trains managers to develop an analytical expertise specifically focused in the area of finance. The program is designed for students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for a career in this field. Graduates will be well positioned for careers as financial managers or investment bankers.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants holding any recognized undergraduate degree will be considered for admission to this program. Admission to the MBA (Finance) program is based on the applicant’s undergraduate grades, three letters of reference, a statement of purpose explaining how this program relates to the applicant’s career goals, and the Graduate Management Admission Test score. For candidates interested in this program, a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience is desired. A resume outlining past work experience is required as part of the application materials.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 units in coursework, including a 3-unit capping exercise.

Coursework (57 units)

  • BUS 501  
  • MBA core courses  
  • Five 3-unit Finance or Accounting electives (one required Finance course and four chosen from an approved list)
  • Four 3-unit approved graduate-level electives

Capping Exercise (3 units)

Ethics Requirement

The FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement is fulfilled through registration in SEM 652 .

Professional Development Requirement

Students in the MBA with Specialization in Finance fulfill the FGSR Professional Development Requirement through their program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in two calendar years. Alternatively, this course-based MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MBA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.