A Post University MBA Moves You Ahead of the Competition
This program is offered online or on campus.
You’ve already accomplished a great deal in your career. You work hard and now you’re ready to lead. Earning your MBA in Finance degree from Post University, whether online or on-campus, can open doors to multiple career opportunities in a variety of organizations, ranging from healthcare to technology and finance to marketing. You will gain real-world experience through real-world project-based learning. The project-based learning approach gives you hands-on exposure to current issues faced by organizations. Gaining in-demand skills prepare you to hit the ground running upon graduation. No GMAT is required to apply.
Students in the MBA in Finance program progress through a core curriculum of courses that lay the foundation for their concentration specialty and the capstone course.
As a student in the program, you’ll strengthen key areas of business leadership from organizational management to strategic planning through coursework in communication, ethics, and quantitative reasoning. You’ll learn to develop expertise across new ventures, organizations, and global environments in areas such as organizational transformation and implementing new ventures, products, and services. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply principles of creativity and innovation to profit-based and/or not-for-profit organizations. You’ll have the ability to fine-tune your real-world approach to classroom theory and application through analysis, evaluation, and implementation of research-based practices as they apply to your area of concentration.
Build on the core courses to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in the management of finance, analysis of financial statements, creation, and management of financial portfolios, and a working knowledge of the impact of public policy on the application of financial principles. Career outcomes include but are not limited to financial analyst, banker, controller, money manager, investment analyst, underwriter, financial manager, and finance executive.
What Can You do With an MBA?
An MBA degree can offer a path to leadership across for-profit, nonprofit, and government industries. Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a director, manager, supervisor, corporate officer, or corporate executive.
Post University offers onsite and online MBA degree program options to help our students achieve their professional and educational goals. Our Academic Success Counselors are available to assist with everything from questions about MBA degree requirements to career placement. We want to see every student succeed.
This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Creativity and Innovation: Students will apply principles of creativity and innovation to for-profit and/or not-for-profit organizations.
Communication: Students will communicate professionally, using graduate-level written and oral skills essential to success in the business environment.
Leadership: Students will develop and cultivate their own vision and leadership approach, as it relates to the rapidly evolving globalization of business practices, based on both proven and innovative business approaches that address predictable and unique organizational challenges.
Transformation of Organizations: Students will use innovative strategies and change management principles to lead the transformation of new ventures, organizations, and global environments.
Strategic Business Planning: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct strategic business planning supported by market analyses evaluated to meet existing and evolving global market analytical needs.
Creation of New Ventures, Products, and Services: Students will apply innovative tools to evaluate organizational needs for developing and implementing new ventures, products, and services.
Quantitative Reasoning: Students will identify, analyse, evaluate, and apply financial models, analytical decision tools, and planning models to solve complex organizational problems.
Ethics: Students will examine and apply ethical and professional behaviors to business situations.
Future thinking: Students will be challenged to critically analyse and develop new philosophies (values, beliefs, and viewpoints) that drive change, transform thinking, and advance the field of study.
Concentration-specific: Students will identify, analyse, evaluate, and implement research-based business practices applicable to their area of concentration.
The Finance concentration in the Master of Business Administration program of study builds on the core and foundation, to provide specialized knowledge and applied skills in the management of finance, analysis of financial statements, creation, and management of financial portfolios, and a working knowledge of the impact of public policy to application of financial principals. Graduates of this concentration learn skills that will provide opportunities for career entry or advancement in the finance field including, but not limited to financial analyst, banker, controller, money manager, financial manager, finance executive. This degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Please note: the following prerequisites are required for students who do not possess an undergraduate business degree:
Financial Accounting (ACC 111)
Macroeconomics (ECO 201)
Principles of Finance (FIN 201)
Business Law I (LAW 204)
Alternately, students who do not possess an undergraduate business degree may take the following prerequisites:
Financial Accounting (ACC 111)
Economic Foundations of Accounting and Finance (BUS 501)
Core Courses: 27 Required Credits
BUS 502 - Foundations in Business 3 Credits
BUS 505 - Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation 3 Credits
BUS 515 - Organizational Dynamics and Effectiveness 3 Credits
BUS 521 - Business Analytics for Managers 3 Credits
BUS 522 - Financial Tools for Managers 3 Credits
BUS 523 - Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making 3 Credits
BUS 524 - Strategic Marketing 3 Credits
BUS 525 - Business Strategy and Planning 3 Credits
BUS 530 - Project Management 3 Credits
Master of Business Administration Concentration: 9 Required Credits
Students may substitute BUS 697 Internship for one of the concentration courses. Students must receive permission from the Academic Department to select BUS 697.
Capstone Course: 3 Required Credits
BUS 700 - Capstone 3 Credits
Finance Concentration: 9 Required Credits
BUS 632 - Advanced Financial Statement Analysis 3 Credits
BUS 633 - Investment Management and Analysis 3 Credits
BUS 635 - Organizational Risk Management 3 Credits
Applicants seeking to apply for admission to the Main Campus Graduate program must provide a complete admissions application and proof of undergraduate graduation or equivalent. Post University strongly recommends an admissions interview.
On-Campus Application for Graduate Admissions
All graduate applicants for admission (e.g., transfer, Military, international) must submit an application to the Office of Admissions and return other required materials to the address below. Along with submitting an application, applicants will need to:
Have official transcripts from all colleges/universities sent by post.
If an applicant’s GPA is below a 3.0 they will be asked to provide a personal statement describing qualifications for Post’s graduate program (250-500 words typed).
Submission of a letter of recommendation; this can be academic or professional.
It is recommended that applicants visit our campus and meet with an Admissions Representative in person. A recommendation from an Admissions Representative and Programme Chair is required in order to be admitted.
International Graduate applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores should be 80 or higher. IELTS scores should be 6.5 or higher.
Transfer applicants may be eligible to transfer in up to 9 credits from an accredited graduate program.
Alternative Credit Options
Within the limits stated below, Post University provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate college-level proficiency in certain subjects where learning has occurred in non-traditional ways, such as advanced placement courses, on-the-job training, standardized examinations, or work experience.
Online Admissions Requirements
Applicants to the graduate programs must submit the following:
A graduate application.
An official transcript with a conferred bachelor’s degree in a related field. (See Chart Below for Details)
An official graduate degree transcript will be permitted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree transcript.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate CGPA of 3.0 or higher
One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate CGPA of less than 3.0
One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
A personal statement.
Permission from the Dean.
Admission to Graduate Certificate Programs
Applicants to a graduate certificate program must meet and maintain the same admissions criteria appropriate to the program of study that grants the certificate. Applicants may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.
Alternative Credit Options
Post University provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate college-level proficiency in certain subjects where learning has occurred in non-traditional ways, such as advanced placement courses, on-the-job training, standardized examinations, or work experience.
On-Campus Student Admissions Requirements
Post University welcomes international applicants. Prospective international applicants must submit an application and copies of official secondary and/or college transcripts. All foreign documents must be in English and receive an evaluation to ensure the applicant meets United States educational standards. Students must submit documentation of proficiency in the English language, such as TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores. The TOEFL score for the undergraduate program should be a 75 or higher and for the graduate program, it should be an 80 or higher. The IELTS score should be 6.0 or higher for the undergraduate program and 6.5 or higher for admission to the graduate program. The DuoLingo score should be 100 or higher for the undergraduate program and a 105 or higher for admission to the graduate program. Students must submit all documentation to the Office of International Admissions.
Online Student Admissions Requirements
Post University welcomes international applicants. All documentation required for admissions must be submitted to the Office of International Admissions. Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment into a master’s level program must submit an application and copies of official secondary and/or college transcripts. All foreign documents must be in English and receive an evaluation to ensure the applicant meets United States educational standards.
International applicants whose native language is not English and who completed their secondary education (level equivalent to US high school) or tertiary education (level equivalent to US college or university) at a non-English speaking institution are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admissions to bachelor and master’s level degree programs. Proof of English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores. The TOEFL score for the undergraduate program should be a 75 or higher and for the graduate program it should be an 80 or higher. The IELTS score should be 6.0 or higher for the undergraduate program and a 6.5 or higher for admission to the graduate program. The DuoLingo score should be 100 or higher for the undergraduate program and a 105 or higher for admission to the graduate program. Students must submit all documentation to the Office of International Admissions.