A Ball State MBA with a specialization in finance will signal to future employers that you are well-equipped to handle the myriad of financial duties in for-profit and nonprofit settings.

Finance requires a special blend of creativity and critical thinking skills. Finance managers help CEOs and CFOs make optimal decisions that lead to increased firm value and provide the proper analytical framework for making important decisions. As such, this framework forces management to consider more relevant factors than they otherwise would consider. The skills and tools you gain in the finance concentration will be essential for making informed decisions at all levels of an organization.

Ball State helps you get there through rigorous study of finance theories, problem solving, and case studies. Plus, the program is flexibly structured so that you can choose the finance-related courses that best fit your career goals.

Although the job market has slowed in recent years for financial experts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that financial managers earned an average of nearly $104,000 per year in 2010 and students with master’s degree “enjoy the best prospects.”

Job opportunities exist in many different areas, including:

  • commercial banking
  • corporate finance
  • financial planning
  • hedge funds
  • insurance
  • investment banking
  • money management
  • private equity
  • real estate

Learn more about all the courses you will take with a Ball State MBA concentration in finance.