Finance Concentration

When you choose to earn an Online MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from Northeastern University, you’ll develop an extensive understanding of today’s global financial strategies, practices, and analytics through coursework and rich peer-to-peer interactions.

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Graduate in as few as two years

Online MBA with a Concentration in Finance

Modernize and elevate your understanding of complex financial practices for application across a variety of industries. Coursework covers a range of topics such as institutional portfolio performance, takeover tactics and defense strategies, foreign exchange and international capital markets, workouts, bankruptcies, and more.

Three of your five electives must be from the following concentration-specific courses:

  • Investment Analysis
  • International Finance Management
  • Financial Strategy
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Turnarounds
  • Valuation and Value Creation
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance for High Tech Companies
  • Sustainability and the Economics of Markets

 

Finance Jobs

Graduates with an MBA specializing in finance can qualify for management positions such as compliance officer, finance manager, finance director, investment banker, or financial examiner depending upon professional work experience.

 

Chief Financial Officer**

Median salary: $133,445

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a spectrum of departments such as purchasing, pricing, investments, tax, debt management, and accounts payable/receivable
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations to other high-level executives
  • Conduct research and audits to ensure all departments are functioning within IRS guidelines

 

Financial Managers*

Median salary: $127,990 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 16% growth (Much faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and disseminate financial statements, business reports, and forecasts
  • Ensure that all financial legal requirements are followed
  • Manage financial teams
  • Analyze financial reports and uncover ways to reduce costs and risks
  • Analyze market trends and discover ways to maximize profits and find expansion opportunities

 

Director of Corporate Finance**

Median salary: $119,675 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directing high-level financial activities
  • Analyze financial performance and integrate results to draft strong finance strategies
  • Work with other high-level executive to develop corporate and divisional planning, review, and forecasting
  • Drive business development by acquiring and tracking portfolios

 

Actuary*

Median salary: $108,350 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 20% (Much faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty
  • Actuaries can specialize in specific areas such as health insurance, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, pension and retirement benefits, and enterprise risk
  • Work as part of a team to design policies and determine the premiums and cost for insurance policies

 

Investment Banker**

Median salary: $99,350 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Examine a company’s financial health, capital needs, and future goals
  • Help companies, organizations, governments and their agencies in raise money, public or private, through debt and/or equity
  • Study industry and company trends to identify new lines of business or clients
  • Participate and manage various investment stages from opening pitch to closing investment contracts

 

Personal Financial Advisors*

Median salary: $88,890 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 7% growth (Faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Educate clients, answer questions, and explain the potential risks of investing
  • Suggest investments to clients or select investments for them that meet their goals
  • Help clients plan for education expenses or retirement through sound investing
  • Research investment opportunities and market trends

 

Financial Analysts*

Median salary: $85,660 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 6% growth (Average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to people or companies interested in pursuing investments
  • Stay abreast of economic and business trends
  • Analyze company financial documents to determine its value

 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Payscale

 

MS in Finance/MBA

You can also earn a dual master’s degree 100% online by completing four additional finance courses outside of your Online MBA. You may complete one of the MBA concentrations and optional field study through a global travel course or a U.S.-based residency.

Graduate Certificates

Northeastern also offers a selection of online graduate certificates that can be completed in as little as five months. These focused learning experiences are available in seven relevant business topics. All certificate coursework is designed and overseen by the industry-active, expert faculty from the world-class D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

All credits in our certificate programs are also stackable, meaning they can be combined and applied toward an Online MBA degree. Graduate certificates are available in:

  • Accounting and Financial Decisions
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Renewal
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management