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Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Corporate Finance

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students are expected to hold a bachelor's degree. Strong math, decision-making, and managerial skills are important, as students will take classes that focus on making managerial decisions based on financial information as well as courses on financial concepts such as rate of return and time value of money. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

How do businesses use financial information to make decisions? Which financial management tools help to maximize a company's value? What is meant by terms such as variance, derivatives, hedging, and standard variation? These are some of the main topics that students could explore in the Corporate Finance specialization of Walden University's online Master of Business Administration program. These studies are supported by a core curriculum that allows students to learn about managerial concepts and processes in areas of marketing, accounting, information systems, personnel management, and leadership. A core managerial finance course also addresses financial theory, the latest financial tools, and the use of financial resources. In the capstone, students can apply what they have learned to address specific opportunities and challenges within modern business settings.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

Required Courses for the Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Corporate Finance:

To earn this MBA degree, students must complete 27 credits in core and core elective courses as well as nine credits in specialization courses and a 3-credit capstone. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Business Essentials
  • Dynamic Leadership
  • Managing People and Promoting Collaboration
  • Fostering a Culture of Innovation
  • Managing Business Information Systems
  • Improving Business Performance
  • Accounting for Management Decision Making
  • Marketing for Competitiveness
  • Managerial Finance

Core Elective Course (3 credits)

  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Communication for Leaders and Managers
    • Competing in the Global Economy
    • Critical Thinking for Effective Management
    • Harnessing the Power of Data and Information
    • Managing First Things First

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies

Specialization Courses: Corporate Finance (9 credits)

  • Advanced Managerial Finance
  • Applications in Corporate Finance I
  • Applications in Corporate Finance II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the online MBA - Corporate Finance program could decide to continue their studies in a doctoral degree program. These graduates would typically intend to pursue academic or administrative positions in postsecondary institutions. Doctoral studies might include more in-depth discussions in corporate finance, pricing, and investment.

Doctoral degrees graduates could pursue include:

  • PhD in Finance
  • PhD in Management - Finance
  • DBA - Finance

Career Paths:

Having successfully completed the MBA in Corporate Finance program, graduates could be prepared to apply their managerial skills and knowledge of financial concepts to the finance departments of any type of corporation. They might oversee areas of capital management, financial planning, and risk management.

Job titles appropriate for these graduates include:

  • Senior financial analyst
  • Chief financial officer
  • Portfolio compliance specialist
  • Vice-president of corporate finance

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