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Master of Business Administration in Finance

Baker University’s MBA in Finance is a 39-credit-hour program that develops leaders who manage company finances, assess financial risks, and ensure business sustainability in a changing market.

  • Assess the emerging financial challenges that are transforming the business administration landscape.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills that enhance leadership and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop advanced critical thinking skills to identify, analyze, and solve today’s business concerns.

Earn your MBA in Finance in 18 to 24 months. Some students finish in 12*.

Take MBA core courses in Overland Park or Topeka  or online. Finance courses are offered online only.

*After taking the first course, graduate students may take two courses at a time if they have a 3.5 GPA and the courses are available. Students will work closely with their academic advisor to develop a plan.

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You can fit college courses into your existing schedule by taking classes one night a week or online. Classes are held year-round, and new classes start every seven weeks.


Baker students consistently report that the knowledge they gained in class was immediately transferable to their daily professional lives. Students learn from both their instructors and classmates who come from diverse professional backgrounds.


Instructors in Baker University’s MBA program are working professionals from diverse disciplines. As experts in their respective fields, they will share their experiences and knowledge with you while challenging you to reflect and critically examine the world in which you live.


A degree from Baker commands respect in the business community – particularly in the Kansas City market. It signifies that you have met Baker’s rigorous standards and have acquired the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.


Each concentration is a collection of four courses; three of these courses may be taken concurrently with or following the core program.


  • Current enrollment in good standing, or successful completion of the master's program
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Access to email and Internet capabilities
  • Completion of the first course in the core program is recommended with a grade of B or better.
  • Concentration courses must be completed with grade of B or better.

The concentration focuses on financial decision-making skills in organizational systems thinking. Students will examine corporate finance, investment decision making, the role of financial institutions, and complexities of international financial markets through practical application.

MBA 554 Managerial Finance (offered within core program) 4 credit hours

MGE 5400 North America and the European Union: London, England* 3 credit hours

FIN 510 Investments 3 credit hours

FIN 520 International Finance 3 credit hours

FIN 530 Financial Institutions 3 credit hours

FIN 540 Corporate Finance 3 credit hours

FIN 550 Advanced Financial Planning 3 credit hours

FIN 560 Government Finance 3 credit hours

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Health Care Administration

The concentration focuses on the critical role of health care administration in one of the nation’s fastest growing and most challenging industries, health care. Students will develop foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities related to leadership and management roles in the American health care industry.

HCA 510 The American Health Care System (required) 3 credit hours

HCA 520 Fundamentals of Health Care Administration (required) 3 credit hours

HCA 530 Health Care Policy and Politics 3 credit hours

HCA 540 Health Care Ethics 3 credit hours

HCA 550 Information Systems for Health Care Management 3 credit hours

HCA 560 Hospital Management 3 credit hours

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Human Resources

The concentration offers a deep exploration of issues related to effective management of human resources in an increasingly competitive business environment. Students will examine the role of the manager through staffing, employee development and retention, employee relations, and global HR management courses.

MBA 535 Human Resources Management (offered within core program) 3 credit hours

HRM 510 Employment Law 3 credit hours

HRM 520 Employee Development and Retention 3 credit hours

HRM 530 Staffing 3 credit hours

HRM 540 Global Human Resources 3 credit hours

HRM 550 Employee Relations 3 credit hours

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Leadership & Organizational Change

The concentration focuses on the development of organizational leadership skills that employers often expect from upper-level managers. Students will develop an appreciation for social responsibility within nonprofit and corporate environments, group problem-solving strategies, ethical business practices, and the importance of organizational diversity.

MBA 580 Executive Leadership 3 credit hours

MAOL 520 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3 credit hours

MAOL 530 Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability  3 credit hours

MAOL 580 Sustainability for Future Success 3 credit hours

MAOL 585 Winds of Change3 credit hours

MAOL 590 Strategic Leadership: Vision to Implementation 3 credit hours

Total Graduate Credit Hour Requirement: 12

Requirements & Courses

 What We Need From You

  • Completed application form
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university documented by receipt of an official transcript
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL test score of 600 on the paper-based test, a score of 250 on the computer-based test, or score of 100 on the internet-based test for international applicants, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

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Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. Students can finish the curriculum requirements in 18 to 24 months. Some students finish in 12. Students may take one or two courses at a time, but must maintain a 3.50 grade point average if doubling up.

Courses Offered On Campus or Online

MBA 524 Principles of Organizational Management

Principles of Organizational Management develops students’ managerial skills as organizers, facilitators, communicators, and team builders. It defines specific management skills and functions, presents actions that contribute to goal achievement, and identifies attributes that enhance successful organizational performance. (3 credits)

MBA 535 Human Resource Management

This course deals with recruitment, training, evaluation, and promotion of today’s increasingly diverse employees. Students will study how to attract, secure, enable, and retain productive employees as part of a multicultural workforce. The course also covers issues related to compliance with employment laws and regulations. (3 credits)

MBA 542 Business Data and Analytics

This course focuses upon business analytics as an integral part of modern management by offering insights into the ways in which businesses, non-profits, and government can use data to make better decisions in operations, marketing, finance, and strategic planning among other functions. The course emphasizes the concept that business analytics is more than a theoretical discipline via the examination of real-world examples to improve the speed, reliability, and quality of decisions. Furthermore, students will examine ways that analytics can be used and misused within an organization. Course activities will invite critical analyses based on data, identification of opportunities for creating value using business analytics, and estimation of value created by doing so. (3 credits)

MBA 554 Managerial Finance

Students learn about methods for determining the optimal volume and composition of firm assets, liabilities, and equity in this course. The focus is on the theory and practice of capital budgeting and asset financing. (3 credits) Prerequisite: MBA 557 Accounting Applications for Management

MBA 557 Accounting Applications for Managers

This course teaches students to understand accounting principles so they can interpret financial statements. Students will learn to make proper managerial and investment decisions by getting to know revenue estimation, cost accounting,  inventory valuation, depreciation, ratio analysis, and funds flow statements. (3 credits)

MBA 562 Economic Aspects of Business Decisions

Managers and aspiring managers learn to use economic concepts to make sound business decisions. The course focuses on determining product prices, minimizing organizational costs, and maximizing company profits. (3 credits)

MBA 595 Strategic Planning for Competitive Organizations

This capstone course teaches students to develop long-range strategies for an organization. Applying the skills and knowledge they have gained in MBA courses, students identify an organization’s competitive advantages and apply them in designing and implementing strategic plans. The course uses case studies and simulation exercises to support and illustrate the decision-making process. This course is designed to be the capstone course of the MBA core/ major. (3 credits)

Courses Offered Online Only

FIN 510 Investments

In this course, students will discriminate the complexities of investments, portfolio management, and security analysis. Students will manage an investment portfolio, distinguishing risk and return, diversification, and the impact of economic and market variable. (3 credits)

FIN 520 International Finance

In this course, students will discriminate the complexities of investments, portfolio management, and security analysis. Students will manage an investment portfolio, distinguishing risk and return, diversification, and the impact of economic and market variables. (3 credits)

FIN 530 Financial Institutions

In this course, students will appraise the world of financial institutions including money and banking. Valuing stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other capital assets are central topics in this course. Students will analyze how technology shapes emerging trends in cash management and investing. (3 credits)

FIN 540 Corporate Finance

In Corporate Finance, students examine the financial operations of a business, focusing on capital budgeting and cash flow. Trend analysis and the ethical management of financial documents are included in the study. (3 credits)

FIN 550 Advanced Financial Planning

In this course, students create a financial plan that addresses the entire spectrum of personal finance from credit and insurance needs to estate and retirement planning. Students assess the impact of government requirements related to estate planning issues and the tax advantages of certain investments. (3 credits)

FIN 560 Government Finance

Students in Government Finance examine the revenues and expenditures of federal and state government. Students review government budgeting practices and policies, taxation, and spending, and their impact on society. (3 credits)

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of the specified Master of Business Administration curriculum
  • A 3.0 overall grade point average with no more than one course completed with a C grade
  • An MBA core grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Completion of all coursework within six years of the date of initial enrollment
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Submission of intent to graduate form six months before anticipated degree completion
  • Approval by the faculty and Board of Trustees


Tuition $600/credit hour
Business certificate courses $600/credit hour
One-time nonrefundable registration deposit (applied to first-course tuition): $60
Educational resource fee (includes all required books and course materials,
Microsoft Office Suite, library services)
Graduation fee $125


School of Professional and Graduate Studies
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