Finance

MBA

Accurate financial analysis and strategic financial decision-making are at the heart of any successful organization. Add value to your company and upgrade your career with a Finance concentration you earn from Concordia University, Nebraska.

Learn how to make sound and strategic financial decisions consistent with your values. Ethical business practices go beyond the letter of the law to strengthen institutions, employees, and the communities they serve. Study the principles and practices of accounting, corporate finance, and managerial economics as part of your core MBA courses – taught by faculty with valuable industry experience. Build on this strong foundation in your Finance concentration coursework as you explore advanced topics, including small business investment strategies, forecasting models, and navigating capital markets.

The Finance concentration fits within Concordia Nebraska’s mission as a traditional nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning: Our goal is to create effective servant-leaders through rigorous academics, supported by caring, experienced instructors.

The MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world application – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job. Fully online courses also let you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our cohort-based approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers. Concordia Nebraska’s personalized career enhancement package also ensures you will receive the in-depth career support you need, for as long as you need it.

Finance Program Goals

Identify key risk indicators

Accurate and ethical accounting practices for corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits

Financial models for forecasting revenue, cash flow, profits and other key financial indicators

Investment strategies involving real estate, small businesses, and market securities

Decision-making based on sound financial data and reliable sources of information

Managing teams and organizations effectively

Communicating clearly and effectively to internal and external stakeholders

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The next start date for Finance is Monday, Aug 28.

Finance MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Finance MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare you to analyze and incorporate strategic financial decisions to further the success of your company.

MBA Core

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    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    3
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
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    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    3
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
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    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    3
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
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    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    3
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
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    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    3
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
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    MBA 551 Operations Management
    3
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
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    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    3
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
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    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    3
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Finance Concentration

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    MBA 612 Real Estate and Small Business Investing
    3
    This course will provide a foundation of the essential tools needed for investing in small businesses and real estate. Areas of small business investment analysis will include assessment of past and projected financial performance, valuation of tangible and intangible property, and current and projected market and industry performance. Areas of real estate investment analysis will include types of investment property, historical cycle of the real estate market, current market analysis, taxation issues, and general financing.
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    MBA 614 Business Analysis and Modeling Using Financial Statements
    3
    This course provides a framework for project management when utlizing financial statements to evaluate the current and future financial health of an organization. Topics include estimating funds requirements, debt policy and long-term financing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and valuing investment opportunities. Pro forma models will be built to help decision-making.
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    MBA 616 Capital Markets and Institutions
    3
    Students will be provided with a foundation of the structure, governing principles and operations of financial markets and institutions, particularly the Federal Reserve and the banking industry. Topics will include access to and valuation of financial instruments in capital markets, as well as the impact of monetary policy, economic stability, and relationships among institutions on those markets and the financial instruments within them.

MBA Capstone

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    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    3
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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