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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Planning & Analysis Online


With the experience gained from this AACSB-accredited program, you will specialize in helping companies remain consistently profitable through comprehensive financial planning and cash flow management.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


Get to know our 100% online financial planning and analysis MBA

Multiply your business skills and learn to support your organization's financial health through budgeting, forecasting, management and integrated financial planning with this 100% online A-State MBA – Financial Planning & Analysis program. As a graduate, you will be prepared to contribute to the decision-making processes of corporate CFOs, CEOs and boards of directors.

With the credentials you will gain in this AACSB-accredited master’s in finance online program, you will specialize in helping companies remain consistently profitable through comprehensive financial planning and cash flow management. The curriculum enables you to utilize both quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to evaluate your company’s progress toward achieving goals and to map out future objectives.

Financial planning and analysis electives give you the opportunity to explore international markets, data mining and U.S. business cycles. The program’s core business courses will help you build the leadership skills employers seek by focusing on ethical leadership, international business, project management, enterprising technology, decision-making methods and social responsibility.

In this 100% online MBA with a Concentration in Financial Planning & Analysis program, you will learn how to:

  • Apply financial tools to make effective investment and credit decisions and models that provide information for financial decision-making
  • Hone strategic and analytical skills to identify business problems and design/implement solutions for those challenges
  • Develop a broad understanding of a business to better facilitate communication and decision-making within any organization
  • Utilize tools and knowledge to facilitate change within an organization and adapt to dynamic business environments
  • Apply financial tools to make effective investment and credit decisions and models that provide information for financial decision-making
  • Hone strategic and analytical skills to identify business problems and design/implement solutions for those challenges
  • Develop a broad understanding of a business to better facilitate communication and decision-making within any organization
  • Utilize tools and knowledge to facilitate change within an organization and adapt to dynamic business environments

As a graduate of this MBA program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Manager/Director
  • CFO
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Manager/Director
  • CFO

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of MBA programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online MBA programs.

Total Tuition: $16,962
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 33

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Tuition


Pay for your online master's degree in finance by the course

Our online MBA – Financial Planning & Analysis program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $514
Total Tuition: $16,962

Calendar


Upcoming dates and deadlines you need to know

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


Find out what it takes to enter this financial planning degree online program

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the MBA online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 6 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University as part of a conditional admission status. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application submission requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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Academic Partnerships
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Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Increase your financial planning and analysis knowledge

To graduate from the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Financial Planning & Analysis online program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes eight core courses (for a total of 24 credit hours), two financial planning and analysis required courses (for a total of 6 credit hours), and one elective (for a total of 3 credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to the concepts of cost analysis and management control with a focus on the application of the conceptual framework of financial and managerial accounting to practical situations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a complete survey of price theory as applied to business decision-making and a summary of public policy toward business.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organization, policy, administration, institutions, and instruments involved in financing the modern business corporation. Quantitative financial relations are measured and expressed. Financial plans are prepared for corporations in different industries and in different stages of the business cycle. Financial management appraised and business judgment developed through short problem and case methods.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces MBA students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. This course presents a normative approach to making decisions in one’s personal and professional life. It covers optimization, linear programming, simulation, business modeling, data mining and business intelligence.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an integrated capstone course focusing on the role of management in crafting and implementing strategy to achieve fit between an organization and its environment. An action-based approach involves student teams in developing and presenting strategic plans for public, private, profit and not for profit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate and develop strategies relating to the escalating importance of providing customer satisfaction, responses to diversity in the marketplace, development of new products, and recognition of the challenges from global competition.

Student must take the following:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an analytical framework for the valuation of corporations and corporate financial statements and a basis for making credit and investment decisions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course contemporary topics in financial management will be considered. The primary emphasis will be on current developments in the business finance area.

Students must complete one of the following 3-credit courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the flow of capital between international markets. It specifically deals with balance of payments, international monetary system, international banking, exchange rates, international money, and capital. The international financial problems related to economic development, Eurodollar and Petrodollar markets are also studied.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes study of the knowledge discovery process, and how decision support systems, DSS, can be utilized to incorporate data mining algorithms for decision-making.

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