Online Master of Business Administration: Finance Concentration

Transform the Bottom Line

Numbers are at the core of what you do. When you know how to communicate with numbers, you can help businesses thrive. Your online Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance can help you gain the industry knowledge to position yourself for career advancement. By pursuing a concentration in Finance, you can develop the in-demand skills that lead to success in the competitive corporate environment.

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

Why Choose Rider for Your Online MBA with a Finance Concentration?

Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want a program that will help further your value as a financial professional. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. Here you can explore the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive results.

Pursuing your MBA with a concentration in Finance can prepare you for leadership roles in managerial finance. Learn the industry-leading best practices and trends to help you elevate your career potential with our comprehensive graduate degree program.

What Does Our Finance Concentration Cover?

The financial industry is dynamic — your education should be too. That’s why our Finance concentration can help you build a forward-thinking approach to accounting and economic strategy. When you understand the evolving technology, financial market operations and fundamental concepts of budgetary management, you can influence critical business decisions.

  • Advance your understanding of modern principles and techniques for corporate treasury management.
  • Learn the principles of investment analysis and portfolio management. Analyze stocks and fixed income securities, mutual funds, international investing, margin trading and short sales, convertibles, stock options and financial futures.
  • Study the techniques of multinational financial management, financial modeling, portfolio management and financial planning.

Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities

Master of Business Administration graduates with a concentration in Finance can learn the skills to evaluate markets and business performance to help forecast revenue. By pursuing a concentration in Finance, your online MBA degree can advance your skills, help prove your value and expand your employment opportunities.

Your Master of Business Administration with a Finance concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:

Data Mining Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 9%

Financial Manager

Projected Job Growth: 19%


Projected Job Growth: 19%

Financial Reporting Manager

Projected Job Growth: 19%

*Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026

Admissions Requirements

Our online Master of Business Administration is a great option for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we try to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MBA program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A current résumé.

GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.

Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MBA courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.

Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MBA program.

Why Earn Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Finance?

Your Finance concentration aligns with distinctive managerial and accounting courses, and can help put you on the CFO path. Through Rider’s online MBA program, you can become adept at synthesizing financial and accounting data, and using modeling to recommend financial strategies that impact high-level business decisions.

By pursuing your MBA degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.

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Gain access to dedicated faculty

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Enjoy the freedom of an online education

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Nuture your future around your schedule

Nurture your future around your schedule

Pick a Start Time That Works For You

Your program has to fit around your life. So in addition to making our MBA degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

When you earn your Master of Business Administration degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.

How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Finance?

Your degree will consist of 39 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.

  • 30 credit hours in core courses
  • 9 credit hours in concentration courses

Finance Concentration (9 credit hours):

*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.

PMBA 8343 Investment Instruments and Strategies 3 Credits
PMBA 8345 International Financial Management 3 Credits
PMBA 8349 Personal Financial Planning 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits

At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can work toward advancing your career around your busy schedule.

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership.