Program Overview

As a finance professional, you’re responsible for maintaining and increasing wealth for families, small companies and large corporations. Our MBA builds your understanding of global investment strategies and teaches advanced skills — such as asset valuation and portfolio management — required for careers in asset and wealth management, hedge funds, private equities, venture-capital and research.

Our program blends the leadership and management aspects of the MBA with the technical financial services credentials of the CFA to sharpen knowledge, instincts and decision-making capability. Whether you see yourself managing accounts for a venture capital firm, as finance director for a prominent bank or CFO for a Fortune 500 company, this powerful combination unlocks a new tier of professional possibilities.

Completion of our specialized track also prepares you for the first of three exams offered by The Chartered Financial Institute (CFA)©. Successful completion brings you one step closer to obtaining the CFA Charter credential, the highest standard of professional excellence within the global investment community. The CFA charter increases your value to prestigious investment banks and firms, as well as your earning potential.

Curriculum and Requirements

The MBA-Finance track program of study is listed below.

MBA/Finance Program of Study

Foundational Course Work
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
Decision Making Tools:
Select one of the following:3
EC 600
Managerial Economics
CIS 600
Information Systems Strategy
MBA 610
Business Decision Analysis
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615Managing the Decision Making Process3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 635Decision Making for Business Operations3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
MBA 645Marketing Decision Making3
MBA 660Decision Making in a Global Economy 13
Finance Courses
AC 613Financial Statement Analysis3
FIN 610Global Investments Analysis3
FIN 612Fixed Income Investments3
FIN 616Derivatives3
FIN 630Portfolio Theory and Practice3
Graduate Electives 1
Complete one graduate finance or graduate business elective
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690Decision Making Capstone3
Total Credits43

 BS/MBA students must complete MBA 688 as their elective

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Admissions Requirements

Quinnipiac University's School of Business offers an MBA program that is consistently ranked among the best in the U.S. The program regularly attracts a very high quality of prospective students and admission to the program is competitive.

Applications for the MBA program are accepted throughout the year. Students interested in full-time study can begin their studies in January, May or August. Students interested in part-time study can only begin their studies in August. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired.

Please note: Separate admissions requirements apply for Quinnipiac BS/BA-MBA students and 3+1 Program students in the School of Business.

All prospective students must submit the following:
1. Appropriate application form for either the online MBA or the part-time or full-time on-campus program.

2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended, one professional letter of recommendation and two other letters of recommendation (professional or other), a current resumé and a personal statement/letter of intent.

3. Scores obtained on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless one or more of the conditions discussed below apply.

4. A request for GMAT/GRE waiver may be submitted as part of the application process. In general, applicants meeting any of the criteria below may be eligible for such a waiver with documentation of the specific circumstances under which the waiver is being requested. These include, but are not limited to:

a. Completion of a minimum of five years of post-bachelor's, professional and progressive work experience that reflects increasing levels of responsibility, particularly in such areas as budgets, finance, operations and staff supervision.

b. Completion of a master's or doctoral level degree from an accredited institution within 10 years of the application to the QU MBA program. This includes the JD, MD, PhD and other related degrees.

c. Passage of the CPA or CMA exam series and possession of a license to practice.

d. Completion of all CFA examinations and designation as a CFA charter holder.

Eligibility for a GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission. Applicants granted a waiver and subsequently denied admission may request reconsideration of their application with the inclusion of GMAT or GRE scores.

The final determination of a testing waiver is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business.  This will be done as quickly as possible, but students are encouraged to submit their applications and any accompanying waiver requests as early in the admissions cycle as possible in case there are questions, additional information is needed or the standardized testing requirement is not waived. The admission decision is made by Quinnipiac's School of Business.

International Students

5. Prospective International students must submit certified translations of official transcripts prepared by World Education Services (WES) or another acceptable organization that is approved by Quinnipiac for this purpose. In addition, prospective international students must submit the materials covered in #1, #2 and #3 above.

6. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must indicate that they have the language capability to understand business instruction in English and must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. In general, a minimum TOEFL Internet-based score of 90 is required for admission (or 233 for computer based, or 575 for paper based). In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, a B or above on the Certificate of Advanced English or a C or above on the Certificate of Proficiency in English is required. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

7. International applicants are required to submit proof of adequate funds to complete their study at Quinnipiac University before an eligibility form (I-20) can be issued. Complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit along with supporting documentation. In addition, a copy of a passport or national ID is required.

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