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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

MBA courses are 6 weeks in duration. If you take the recommended 2 courses per quarter your term will be 12 weeks of courses with 1 week off in-between quarters.

Core Courses

33 course quarter credits.

Foundational Skills for Business Leaders (3 quarter credits)
Leading Innovation in the Global Organization* (3 quarter credits)
Global Economic Environment (3 quarter credits)
Integrated Global Marketing (3 quarter credits)
Financial Accounting (3 quarter credits)
Finance and Value Creation* (3 quarter credits)
Data Analysis for Business Decisions (3 quarter credits)
Strategic Operations Management* (3 quarter credits)
Organizational Strategy* (3 quarter credits)
The Global Leader (3 quarter credits)
Business Integration Skills* (3 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

12 course quarter credits. Choose from the following courses:

Financial Markets and Institutions* (3 quarter credits)
Advanced Finance* (3 quarter credits)
Bank Management* (3 quarter credits)
International Financial Management* (3 quarter credits)
Investment and Portfolio Management* (3 quarter credits)
Risk Management* (3 quarter credits)
Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions* (3 quarter credits)

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

MBA Capstone* (3 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

International Experience

Capella’s International Experience takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.

During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet industry leaders and discuss global and regional business concerns
  • Develop key job skills, such as adaptability, global understanding, tolerance, and leadership
  • Engage in dialogue with senior executives of leading companies with global reach
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs
  • Gain first-hand experience in the many ways culture impacts the challenges and complexities of global business operations

Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.

Call 866.933.5840 to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about the International Experience.

"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic, societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before, during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 6 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate Option

Students in Capella’s MBA with a specialization in Finance program have the opportunity to earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Management. Comprised entirely of MBA courses, this certificate provides an opportunity to earn a marketable credential in as little as 8 months—while you progress through your program.

To learn more about this certificate option and how to enroll, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 866.933.5840, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.