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MBA: Finance Specialization

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $965
  • Credit Hours 36-48

Program Benefits

  • No GMAT/GRE required and no application fee
  • Jobs in finance are expected to see massive growth over the next decade
  • Courses include advanced financial management, investment analysis and portfolio theory

The Best of Both Worlds — Finance and Business

Your finance-focused MBA from the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management will empower you with a unique perspective that combines a graduate-level business education with a rigorous focus on modern finance.

With Scranton’s MBA specializing in Finance, you’ll gain both the advanced business foundations and the financial acumen you need to succeed in some of the world’s largest companies.

Open the door to executive opportunities with an AACSB-accredited MBA, and lead your organization with expertise and confidence.

You’ll gain the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets, and evaluate equity, debt and financial risk. You’ll be equipped to assess your organization’s financial health and make informed projections to help your company pave the way forward.

With tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.

Career Outlook: Finance Leaders Wanted

Jobs in finance are expected to see massive growth over the next decade. Financial reporting managers, for example, can expect 18.7% growth in demand. The role currently earns a median income of $106,542, with the top 10% of earners taking home more than $128,875.1

If you’re pursuing an executive path, you may become a chief financial officer. CFOs currently earn a median annual income of $135,696, with the top 10% earning more than $177,864. Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.1

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Curriculum: Business Essentials With a Finance Focus

The MBA program is guided by Scranton’s Jesuit tradition and is housed in the Kania School of Management, one of an elite few schools  accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Coursework for the Finance specialization is split between an in-depth study of finance and a solid foundation of different business functional areas — perfect for an aspiring leader in finance business. The specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.


Program Outcomes: Lead in Finance

The Finance specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:

Available Specializations

We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.

MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Business Analytics

Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:

*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.

Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.2

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Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts

As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.

No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.

Kania School Faculty

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited – a nationally recognized credential and the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain – by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The online MBA program is housed by the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management.

Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.

The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.

The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

Yes, the online MBA program offers eight specialization options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA specializations here.

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  1. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. U.S. News & World Report (2019). The University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from