Global finance is a dynamic and challenging landscape. A financial management master of business administration will give you the expertise to navigate it skillfully.

An MBA in Financial Management at Southeast will provide you with a thorough understanding of financial theory, tools, and practices. You will also develop the skills you'll need to make sound financial decisions in a wide variety of organizational settings. You'll be set up to succeed with the knowledge and credentials needed to pursue rewarding careers in finance.

What You'll Do 

The hallmarks of our MBA program are three-fold: 

  • High Quality - Our MBA is rated a top three program in Missouri and our AACSB accreditation puts us among the top 5% of business programs worldwide. 
  • Affordability - We’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Compare our tuition with our competitors. 
  • Faculty Mentors - Our faculty are business professionals in their own right but they're passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education. 

What Can You Do with an MBA in Financial Management?

A Financial Management MBA has several career options to choose from. These include roles in finance, accounting, investment management, and corporate leadership. Some of the potential career paths you have available to you are financial analyst, investment banker, corporate finance manager, consulting, financial controller, and even entrepreneurship. 

Internship and Employment Opportunities of Recent Graduates 

  • American Express
  • AT&T
  • Boeing
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Edward Jones
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Proctor and Gamble

Outcomes & Careers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business and Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. 

  • $130k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $129,920.

  • $152k

    Financial Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a financial manager is $151,510. 

  • $122k

    Personal Financial Advisor

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a personal financial advisor is $122,940. 

Master of Business Administration Financial Management Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

What You’ll Study

Degree Map

Southeast’s MBA program will guide you through all aspects of business and supply you with the knowledge to succeed in today’s business environment. Because there are just as many interests as there are types of business professions, our MBA has several options to provide you with specialized curriculum to match your goals.

Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3) 
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3) 
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3) 
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (3) 
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing (3) 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis& Financial Applications (3) 
  • BA668 The Financial Environment (3) 

Financial Management Option: 

  • FI540 International Finance (3) 
  • FI565 Financial Institutions, Credit Markets, and Regulatory Policy (3)
  • FI568 Portfolio Seminar (3) 
Choose 3 hours 
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)* 
  • EC561 Managerial Economics (3) 
Choose on with advice of program coordinator
  • GR698 Master's Final Comprehensive Examination (0)
  • GR699 Master's Oral Examination (0)

*Applied Research Project must be in a financial management area.

All undergraduate requirements for admission must be satisfied before enrolling in the MBA required core or MBA elective courses. Students without an undergraduate degree in business may need to complete the following required foundation course work**: 

  • Principles of Accounting I or Graduate Business Accounting Essentials 
  • Microeconomics or Graduate Business Microeconomics Essentials 
  • Financial Management or Graduate Business Finance Essentials 
  • Management Information Systems or Graduate Business Information Systems Essentials 
  • Business Statistics I or Introduction to Behavioral Statistics or Graduate Business Statistics Essentials 

**Proficiency in these areas may be demonstrated through any of the following alternatives: 

  • A CLEP or DANTES exam if available. Credit will not be given for these courses with a passing grade on the exam, but a passing score will indicate proof of course knowledge. 
  • Applied knowledge of a given domain in the work environment. The extent to which relevant work experience demonstrates proficiency will be determined by the program director. Applicants who would like their work experience to be considered must submit a resume with their application. 

MBA Admissions Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration programs at SEMO have additional admission criteria beyond what is required for general admission and we're here to help you every step of the way.


Southeast’s business programs are among the top 5% in the world.

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Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.

Get Credit for Your Experience

Southeast believes in giving you credit for what you already know. Prior Learning Assessment looks at your work experience, certifications, military experience and more to see if it equals college credits, meaning you could be closer to your degree than you think.

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Career Services

The Office of Career Services is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in cultivating the lifelong skills needed to successfully navigate their educational and career journeys.

98% of Harrison College of Business & Computing graduates are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating.

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Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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