The MBA in Finance provides graduates with the skills they need to progress into upper management or into the field of finance. Students will explore the major areas of the field including investments, valuation, risk management and international finance. The Finance MBA is a 15 course, 45 credit hour degree program which leads to a Masters in Business Administration degree and a certificate in Finance. Students can begin the program at any time during the year, and can complete the program entirely online or in a combination of online and on-ground courses lasting seven weeks.
Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the Finance Certificate by completing the 5 required courses in the Finance Concentration curriculum.
To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours). These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.
The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses. There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):
BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787 Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA 723 Financial Management
MK 715 Marketing Management
BA 799 Strategic Management & Policy
Concentration courses are usually taught online. Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):
BA 749 International Finance
BA 753 Investments
BA 754 Corporate Risk Management
BA 756 Valuation
AC 755 Financial Statement and Business Analysis
Finance Program Director, Dr. Suzanne Erickson, holds a Ph.D. and Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University. Prior to joining Brenau, she was Executive Director of Spring Hill College in Atlanta and taught at Seattle University for seventeen years. Dr. Erickson’s research interests include entrepreneurial financing, executive compensation and corporate finance. Dr. Erickson can be reached at 770-531-3174 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:
1. Complete the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions. The application is available at www.brenau.edu/apply
2. Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
3. Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com.
Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.
Financial Aid Procedures
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov prior to completing the FAFSA. With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data. If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov.
Please note: Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.
The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals. We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life. These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.
See Financial Aid: Tuition and Fees.