MBA Finance

MBA Finance


The Finance specialization prepares individuals for careers in the financial management of businesses, government and non-profit organizations. It provides students with specific skills in finance complementing a broad business competency. 

The program focuses on traditional fundamentals of financial management and contemporary financial thought. The required prior knowledge of finance, accounting, and quantitative methods will be used in problem sets, case studies, and throughout the core and specialty courses in the finance program. Students examine best practices for an economy based on information technology and intellectual property in addition to traditional tangible assets. Study includes: issues of domestic and multi-national financial structures; ethics and regulation; and innovative financial management. These skill sets are increasingly required by business, government, and non-profit entities in a global environment. 

  • The completion of a Bachelor's degree.
  • The minimum requirement for admission to the MBA / MS programs is 3.0 (Effective spring 2014)
  • Students whose undergraduate GPA is between 2.75-2.99 will be considered for admission and matriculation with the following conditions:
  • Business undergraduate majors with a GPA below 3.0 (2.75-2.99) must take the GMAT and attain a score of 560 (50th percentile) or better.
  • Or, must take Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS or MBA program.
  • NJCU business graduates with GPA 2.75-2.99 must also get a recommendation from the business unit coordinator or a senior faculty member of their major.
  • Non-business majors must have a GPA of 2.75 or better and must take Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS or MBA program.
  • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; recommendation letters; essay; resume; and GMAT test results. An interview may be requested.
  • Additional requirements for international students include: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test result, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts.
  • Graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the Graduate Business Department.

    To apply for graduate study go to the Graduate Application web page
    For more information about the GMAT exam go to GMAT.  
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Graduate courses are held at the School of Business located at 200 Hudson Street, Harborside 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311.

Prerequisite Requirements
The 36-credit course of study assumes an undergraduate degree in Business, which includes financial accounting at the intermediate level, and two semesters of statistics. Students with a degree in Business but without these courses may be required to take:

  • ACCT 601 Financial Accounting (3 credits) and
  • FINC 603 Quantitative Methods for Business Entities (3 credits) 

*Similar graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the program coordinator.

Course Requirements

Course  Course Title Credits 
Core Requirements - 21 credits 
FINC 606 Managerial Economics 3
FINC 607* Corporate Financial Management 3
MGMT 611  Behavioral Issues and Ethics in Management 3
MGMT 612 Global Strategic Management 3
FINC 613  Decision Analysis 3
MKTG 615 Contemporary Marketing Perspectives 3
ACCT 652 Strategic Profitability Analysis 3
Finance Specialization - 12 credits
FINC 670 Working Capital Management 3
FINC 776 Global Finance 3
FINC 777 Financial Institutions and Banking Relationships 3
FINC 778 Financial Restructuring and Reorganization 3
Capstone Requirement - 3 credits
BUSI 799 Capstone Business Administration 3


Marilyn Ettinger
Chair, Finance Department
Phone: (201) 200-3353

Isabel Casais, MBA
Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management
Phone: (201) 200-3230

Location: 200 Hudson Street, Harborside 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311


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*Requires a prerequisite course, see course description for more information.
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