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Master of Business Administration


Online or On Campus
Classes Start May 8 and June 26. Reserve your seat today!
Classes Start Six Times Per Year For Ultimate Flexibility


32-36 Credit, 14-Month Program

If you aspire to advance your career as a financial manager, an investment in education will bring great returns. In Tiffin University’s MBA with a concentration in Finance, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge in the field of finance, including the worldwide economic system; financial markets and institutions; investment analysis; legal and ethical issues facing financial managers and more. Practical, professional and comprehensive, this is an MBA finance education with a high return on investment.

The Finance concentration enables you to build upon the core work in the MBA program with a focus on economic and financial business practices. The finance courses will provide an opportunity for you to learn about local, national and international economies in cooperating and competing markets. You’ll explore performance of stocks, bonds, commodities and other types of investments. The degree prepares you to work in the field of financial management either independently or with a corporation, bank, securities firm, nonprofit organization or an investment agency.

You’ll learn from faculty who bring years of professional experience and terminal degrees in finance. You’ll study with students who bring their own diverse professional experiences – the average TU MBA student enters with nearly 10 years of post-graduate work experience. Faculty design courses for the program with the student-working professional in mind. The teaching and learning method is student-centered, personalized and interactive.

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  • Gain an understanding of the global business and financial environment.
  • Learn how to effectively mitigate risk and identify sources of potential gain.
  • Develop your own investment strategy and work on your individual portfolio that meets your personal tolerance for risk and financial goals.
  • Earn your degree in one year.
  • The TU School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).
  • On a national standardized test by Peregrine, Tiffin University business students scored higher on average compared with students from other ACBSP schools.
BBA to MBA Program

This accelerated pathway allows you to take classes that count as dual credit towards both your BBA and MBA degrees, giving you the ability to earn a bachelor’s and master’s in just five years, saving you both time and money. Learn about our MBA programs.

In the MBA finance program, you’ll be taught and mentored by experts who bring years of experience in the field. Our faculty have gained expertise in many areas of the finance industry, including financial analysis; calculation of risk position as part of risk management; quantitative finance (development of trading algorithms to buy and sell securities); and value scoring and predictive modeling, including risk assessment models for multi-country portfolio, loan scoring models and SME tax fraud detection models.

As part of our hands-on program, you’ll acquire the financial skills necessary to build and grow a multinational business in a step-by-step process. The initial task involves the creation of an idea for setting up a multinational corporation, followed by a possible project that would result in an expansion, estimation of cash flows and assessment of risk.

You’ll also get behind the wheel as a portfolio manager. You’ll get a firsthand experience developing an investment strategy and building an individual investment portfolio that you manage during a semester. You’ll apply technical and fundamental analyses techniques and practice your communication and presentation skills while explaining your results to the others in class.

You’ll acquire current, relevant knowledge of the field and career-ready skills, including:

  • Evaluating a firm’s financing options
  • Picking the optimal sources for raising capital
  • Making investment decisions relating to the distribution of capital within a firm given the objective of profit maximization
  • Identifying future global investment opportunities
  • Utilizing global risk management techniques
  • Applying logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Communicating financial results to a non-financial audience
  • Conducting fundamental and technical analyses
  • Producing financial reporting

On Campus – Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, May, August and October

Online – Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Core MBA courses are offered online or on campus; remaining concentration courses are offered exclusively online.


International Financial Management (FIN 617) – Structure and operation of global financial markets: The international monetary system, global banking, eurocurrency markets, global securities markets, foreign exchange markets, emerging capital markets, and global portfolio management. Financial skills required for effective management of companies engaged in international business with an emphasis on international financial management – extension of closed economy financial management techniques to the global market environment. Topics include balance of payments and exchange rate determination, the hedging of exchange rate risk, multinational capital budgeting, political risk management, taxation, the corporate management of short-term and long-term assets and liabilities and financing the global operations of firms.

Financial Markets and Institutions (FIN 622) – This class introduces students to the institutions and markets that form the worldwide economic system of trading financial and real assets. The course will cover concepts of financial theory, institutional detail, regulations and the history of the financial markets. Students will be exposed to legal, ethical, technological, and global issues facing financial managers, financial markets, and the financial assets traded in these markets. The course is designed to provide an overview of the financial world, the financial assets that are traded, and the people who participate in the financial markets.

Investment Analysis (FIN 623) – This class examines the investment process. Students will learn how to put together a portfolio and understand and interpret news about the financial markets. It will discuss different types of securities (bonds, stocks, mutual funds, derivatives) and how they are combined to form a portfolio. It includes background information relative to these securities. This information includes topics such as types of markets, placing orders and what interpreting stock indices represent.

Emerging Markets Finance (FIN 627) – This course deals with investment issues that are unique to emerging economies since they are likely to afford significant growth opportunities for global investors. The course will provide a framework for understanding the international financial environment including markets, systems and institutions and will focus on challenges confronting firms that compete in the global marketplace. An array of issues relevant to firms operating on the global stage, including analyzing international opportunities; developing foreign entry, growth and pricing strategies; financing business operations; and leveraging resources and capabilities internationally will be discussed. We will discuss techniques that will enhance investment decision-making by future managers in emerging markets.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for business and financial occupations was higher than the median wage for all occupations. The more advanced the degree, the higher the wage. According to PayScale, Finance MBAs earn almost $30,000 more than those with only a baccalaureate degree in Finance.

  • Actuary
  • Budget Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Commercial Development Specialist
  • Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Engineering Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Director
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Relationship Banker
  • Investor Relations Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Operations Technician
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Stockbroker
  • Trader
  • Building Performance Institute
  • Createc Corporation
  • Energy Harbor
  • Findlay & Co.
  • First Insurance Group Inc.
  • Franklin College
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Huntington Bank
  • Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.
  • Kent State University
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • ORMIT Nederland
  • Speedway LLC
  • Wrike
what is finance?

Finance is defined as the management of money and consists of budgeting, borrowing, forecasting, investing, lending and saving. The three main types of finance are personal, corporate and public/government.

what is an mba in finance?

An MBA in finance provides students an opportunity to learn local, national and international economies in cooperating and competing markets. Students will explore performance of stocks, bonds, commodities and other types of investments. The degree prepares graduates to work in the field of financial management either independently or with a corporation, bank, securities firm, nonprofit organization or an investment agency.

what can i do with an mba in finance?

With an MBA in finance, you will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities, including actuary, budget analyst, chief financial officer, controller, engineering manager, financial analyst, financial director, investor relations analyst, portfolio manager, personal financial advisor, postsecondary teacher, stockbroker, trader and more.

MBA Finance Program Requirements

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“My degree was me taking a risk. Before starting my degree(s), I thought to myself, ‘How am I going to do this with everything else I have going on?’ The answer is the TU motto ‘Without risk, there is no gain’. I have lived that motto for years. Honestly, if you don’t put yourself out there, you will stay complacent and not grow. A complacent person is something that I never want to be. I believe it is important to continue growing throughout each day and become better than you were yesterday.”

Matthew Iannantuono
MBA in Finance
Class of 2021