MBA Finance

The MBA in Finance provides graduates with the skills they need to progress into upper management or 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.

Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the Finance Certificate by completing the five required courses in the Finance Concentration curriculum.


Prerequisite Sequence

BA 508 Applied Economics for Managers
(waived with Micro and Macro Economics undergraduate coursework)
BA 514 Business Essentials for Managers
(waived with Accounting and Finance undergraduate coursework)

Introduction Sequence

BA 507 Business Communication
OL 703 Critical Thinking and Business Innovation


BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
MK 715  Marketing Management
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA  723   Financial Management
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA 717 Business Law
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy

Global Sequence (select one course)

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 787  Global Economics
MK 782 International Marketing
BA 749 International Finance
MG 785 International Organizational Behaviour
BA 780 International Travel Experience


BA 749 International Finance
BA753 Investments
BA754 Corporate Risk management
BA756 Valuation
BA752 Entrepreneurial Finance


Program Director

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.  Before 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

General inquiries:, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions:, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100