ONLINE MBA: FINANCE Specialization


Deepen your knowledge of corporate finance, investments, valuation and more with our online MBA in Finance.


Experiential coursework in financial management, analysis and reporting prepare you to lead organizational growth in corporate, investment and international finance careers.


With a Finance specialization, you could advance in several finance-related careers, such as a controller, financial aid officer, bank economist, financial consultant and commercial loan officer.

With Your MBA in Finance, You Will:

  • Understand fundamental concepts in corporate finance, such as the time and value of money, capital budgeting, bond and equity pricing, the efficient market hypothesis, corporate payout and capital structure.
  • Understand fundamental concepts in investments and valuation, such as risk and return, portfolio theory, financial risk management and valuation.

Finance Concentration

Become an asset to your company by learning how to optimize current funds and find new revenue avenues.



FINC Financial Modeling and Valuation - 3 Credits

Financial modeling techniques to value IPOs, mergers, private equity transactions, and leveraged buyouts. Explore the economic principles supporting these techniques and apply them to various transaction types using real financial data. Focus is on bridging the gap between theory and practice.


FINC Corporate Financial Analysis - 3 Credits

Examines major policy-making areas in corporate finance and the impact of alternative policies on the value of the firm. Emphasis is placed on strengthening financial decision-making skills. Advanced topics include capital investment policy, financing and capital structure policies, dividend policy, and corporate control. Prerequisite: Financial Management.


FINC 652 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management - 3 Credits

Examines the role and functioning of securities markets, valuation techniques, and the theory and practice of portfolio management. Topics include portfolio construction and evaluation metrics, relative valuation techniques and an introduction to derivative security pricing. Prerequisite: Financial Management.

With an online MBA in Finance, you can advance in several business roles that focus on finance. Between 2021 and 2031, over 715,100 new jobs in business and financial occupations will become available in the U.S.

Answers to Common Questions

You can earn your degree in as few as 16 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.

Yes. The online MBA at the University of Delaware is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

You can transfer up to nine credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program that have not already been used toward a completed degree. Contact an admissions counselor for more information about transferring your prior credits.

You do not need to officially declare a major or concentration until graduation although we suggest that you meet with your advisor to be sure that you are on the right track to earn the major or concentration that you want.


You are not required to choose a major or concentration. If you want to pursue a General MBA, you may choose five unrelated graduate elective courses for a total of 15 credits.


You can also choose from the following options. Please keep in mind that the actual credit count may vary depending on your course waivers and course transfers.

  • MBA with a major and a concentration: 15 credits for the major + 9 credits for the concentration (the program will be 53 credits).

  • MBA with a double major: 15 credits for the 1st major + 15 credits for the 2nd major (the program will be 59 credits).

  • MBA with a double concentration: 9 credits for the 1st concentration + 9 credits for the 2nd concentration (the program will be 47 credits).

Course waivers are granted for certain courses only and may be granted when all of the following criteria are met:

  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree from an AACSB-accredited institution within the past 5 years.

  • You have successfully completed at least 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in the related discipline with a grade of “B” or better in each course.

  • Except as noted below, at least 3 of the above credits are in a course at the intermediate level.


All course waivers are subject to individual review and require the submission of syllabi for all non-UD courses. Meeting the above guidelines does not guarantee that a course waiver will be granted.


Students in the MBA program may have up to 12 credits of course waivers and 9 credits of course transfers but no more than 12 credits combined between the two. A minimum of 32 graduate credits must be taken at the University of Delaware.

MBA Course Waiver Guidelines Effective 6/1/23

If you have moved away, you can continue with your Lerner MBA in most cases by taking online courses as part of the hybrid MBA option for on-campus students.


Under certain conditions, we may be able to accept graduate credit from other institutions:

  1. The institution must be AACSB-accredited;

  2. The class must carry a grade of B or better (not a B-); and

  3. The class must have been completed within the past five years.


Per University policy,

  • Only 9 graduate credits may be transferred in.

  • Credits are not transferred until the student has completed nine credits of graduate work at the University of Delaware.

  • Only earned credits transfer, not earned grades.

  • Courses must have been conducted over a ~14 week semester in order for all credits to transfer. Credits from schools on 10-week quarters will be transferred at 2/3 value.

  • Students who wish to transfer credits to the University of Delaware must provide a course syllabus (not a course description) for each course being considered and official transcripts showing the courses and grades. You may need to contact your prior institution for copies of course syllabi.