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Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance Program

Earn an MBA and empower yourself for a great career in business.

The Value of a CALUNIVERSITY Online MBA in Banking and Finance Degree

For business professionals with experience in the financial sector and students who are interested in honing their economic knowledge and skills, the MBA in Banking and Finance is the perfect tool for entering into a financial management career. From startup ventures for the entrepreneurial-minded to corporate decision-making jobs that affect company-wide growth, the MBA with a concentration in Banking and Finance prepares professionals for advanced careers in money matters across a wide range of industries.

The general MBA coursework focuses on business strategy, managerial practices, and organizational leadership, while the Finance classes cover a range of business scenarios including Bank Management, Commercial Banking, and Entrepreneurial Finance. Students will further explore the influence that financial institutions have on global markets, capital market theory, global monetary policies, foreign exchange rates, corporate bonds, and futures contracts. Students will explore concepts of risk management and financial planning in the banking industry as well as strategies that maximize profitability and stockholder’s value. With the most up-to-date information and practices, candidates will gain a firm understanding of trends, changes, and financial risks in the banking industry.

Some of the possible career paths for an MBA in Banking and Finance include financial analysts, financial advisors, credit managers and consultants. Small companies are in need of experienced professionals with the right kind of experience that MBA courses provide, while larger companies rely on candidates who stand out from the rest with the right degree for the job. Chief financial officer positions for large corporations are available to MBA graduates, as well as financial analyst positions for non-profit companies and government institutions.

The constant evolution of banking practices and financial operations combined with the expanding global reach of the nation’s large financial institutions call for qualified and credentialed graduates who have the ability to lead a business toward positive growth. Professionals with an MBA in Banking and Finance from California Intercontinental University will be well-suited for financial management within any major financial institution. With steady growth in the career outlook for finance occupations, many with lucrative salaries, the MBA in Banking and Finance itself is a wise investment.

Credits required for degree completion: 36
Maximum transfer credits accepted: 18
Program length: 1.5 years
Cost per credit: $445
Payment options: Click to view interest-free payment options

Program Competencies and Learning Objectives

  • Integrate management theories and practices to improve organizational performance.
  • Construct and optimize business opportunities in competitive markets.
  • Assess business challenges and opportunities associated with the global economy, competition, change, and uncertainty.
  • Utilize applied research methods and business strategies to maximize business growth and development opportunities.
  • Foster interdisciplinary team work and collaborative work environments.
  • Identify and analyze complex business concepts and explore alternative solutions to organizational and financial problems.
Course Number Course Name Prerequisite Credits Core Major
Semester 1
MKT 517 Marketing None 3 3
MGT 517 Organizational Development None 3 3
IST 530 Management Information Systems None 3 3
Semester 2
ACC 501 Accounting None 3 3
ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making ACC 501 3 3
FIN 515 Entreprenurial Finance ACC 501, ECO 518 3 3
Semester 3
MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals Semesters 1/2 3 3
MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization MGT 553 3 3
FIN 512
International Financial Management
Taken in Order 3 3
Semester 4
FIN 530 Bank Management Taken in Order 3 3
FIN 533 Commercial Banking Taken in Order 3 3
FIN 540 Capital Markets Taken in Order 3 3
36 24 12

Required Courses

  • ACC 501 Accounting
  • ECO 518 Economics for Decision Making
  • FIN 515 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • IST 530 Management Information Systems
  • MGT 517 Organizational Development
  • MGT 545 Strategic Management and Competitive Globalization
  • MGT 553 Project Management for Professionals
  • MKT 517 Marketing


Specialization Courses

  • FIN 512 International Financial Management
  • FIN 530 Bank Management
  • FIN 533 Commercial Banking
  • FIN 540 Capital Markets

Course Schedule

The Associate of Arts in Business Administration program requires the completion of 36 units of coursework that include:

Business Required Courses: 24 Units / 8 Courses
Elective Courses: 12 Units / 4 Courses

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the preliminary admissions requirements, an applicant for the Master’s degree program must submit and meet the following admission prerequisites:

  1. A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae or Professional Resume.
  2. Official Transcript showing the completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation – CHEA.
  3. An applicant who has completed his Bachelor’s degree in a non-business related area (i.e., Engineering or Science) is required to meet CALUNIVERSITY’s business foundational prerequisites by taking a required course in Basic Accounting. Other elective courses are available for the student’s consideration.
  4. The applicant’s prior college academic records must show a minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of C (2.0 on a scale of 4.0) or higher.

Graduation Requirements

The Master’s Degree is conferred upon those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed all required courses of the Masters curricula and have completed the minimal required Learning Time for each course and program
  2. Met the study time residency requirement for degree completion and award
  3. Achieved at least 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to CALUNIVERSITY
  5. Be recommended for graduation by the Faculty and Academic Department
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