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The Finance concentration is for those who want to take deeper a dive into the finance discipline. You’ll study quantitative statistics and global finance trends to make smart business decisions, and you’ll make financial decisions for a mock company to see the results in real time.

Face to Face

Face to Face Evening

You'll meet during the evening at one of our convenient locations.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.


Mostly Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete 30-80% of your coursework online.

Location: Anderson Center

Start Dates: April 17, 2017; May 29, 2017; and July 10, 2017

Total Credits


Approximate Program Length

24 months


  • Data Analysis and Decision Making (BUSN605)

    Explores research principles relevant in the business setting. Evaluation of research reports and data with a focus on quantitative data used for decision making. Application of appropriate strategies and tools to make and explain ethical and effective business decisions.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Accounting (BUSN615)

    Examination of core managerial accounting concepts and their applications in modern organizations. Exploration of best practices and emerging trends in accounting with a focus on managerial decisions. Research of topics and cases may include ethics, environmental accounting, long-term versus short-term profitability, constraint management, technology, cost structures, and controls.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Finance (BUSN625)

    Focus is on the financial management of business and includes international and ethical implications. Topics include financial analysis and decision making; financial markets; risk; valuation; long- and short-term financing and investing; and working capital management. Extensive use of cases and spreadsheets is required.

    3 credits

  • Advanced Managerial Finance (BUSN627)

    Experience gained in operating a business through a computer-based business simulation. Feedback received on business decisions in operations, marketing, accounting, human resources, and labor is used to synthesize and evaluate financial decisions for short- and long-term company improvements.

    3 credits

  • Global Finance (BUSN628)

    Exploration of complexities resulting from the interconnected nature of the global economy. Examination of challenges faced by organizations as they consider conducting business globally during the next decade. Integration of personal faith and ethical thinking with global financial strategies.

    3 credits

  • Marketing Management (BUSN645)

    A demographic and psychographic review of current consumer trends. Review of broadly adopted marketing models. Analysis of marketing challenges in an environment of increasing information, Internet channels, and multiple buyer options. Discussion of various global and ethical issues facing marketers and marketing managers.

    3 credits

  • Business Strategy (BUSN680)

    Analysis of the fundamental elements of organizational strategy. Evaluation of the influences on an organizations strategy and the ability of an organization to achieve its strategy given its characteristics. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith principles with strategy. Analysis of issues impacting strategic technology planning in organizations.

    3 credits

  • MBA Portfolio Deliverable (BUSN789)

    Synthesis of key learnings from the MBA program, including a reconsideration of earlier work, leadership theories and growth concepts, and the development of a professional portfolio.

    0 credits

  • Managerial Economics (ECON635)

    Study of economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Analysis of the economic forces that influence the business environment. Application of economic tools to illustrate how globalization influences performance, strategy, and policy within firms. Analysis of opportunities and risks in a global economic environment.

    3 credits

  • Engaging Your Potential (LEAD607)

    Orientation to Bethel University Graduate School, the MBA and MA Strategic Leadership programs, and the career coaching process.

    0 credits

  • Leadership Theory & Personal Agency (LEAD611)

    Analysis of leadership theory and research as it applies to individuals and organizations. Evaluation of personal leadership capacities and the design of a specific plan for capacity increase. Analysis of the relationship between personal faith and leadership service.

    3 credits

  • Worldview, Ethics and Leadership (LEAD621)

    Explore Biblical, historical, and contemporary ethical frameworks. Explore how one's personal spirituality and vision of the world impacts one's leadership. Understand the biblical and theological foundations of leadership. Analyze the nature of ethical issues relating to personal integrity and leadership. Articulate personal foundations for ethical leadership.

    3 credits

  • Leading Change in a Changing World (LEAD631)

    Forecasting and designing alternative futures for organizations. Understanding organizational change as it relates to mission, strategies, tactics, and structure. Strategic planning and opportunity generation in light of theory, historical trends, environmental factors, and organizational capabilities.

    3 credits

  • Organizational Diagnostics and Health (LEAD641)

    Examination of theory and research surrounding organizational structures and behavior. Assessment of organizational health at multiple levels in light of relevant research, theory, and organizational relationships and patterns. Sustainment or improvement of organizational health through leadership techniques that enhance organizational effectiveness and empower individuals.

    3 credits

  • Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management (LEAD651)

    Global thought leadership, current theory, and best practice implementation on building leadership cultures and coaching emerging leaders. Understanding structures and systems that foster talent development, employee engagement, retention, and effective succession planning. Introduction to research, best practices, and formal processes to address leadership competency gaps through individual development planning.

    3 credits

  • Portfolio Integration and Capstone Development (LEAD755)

    Culmination of leadership courses as students continue in graduate work. Foundation for a collaborative project that synthesizes scholarship and practice around the development of a business plan. Exploration of interconnections within business and connections with other aspects of life. Introduction to reflective learning through portfolio practices.

    2 credits

  • MBA/MASL Capstone Delivery (LEAD790)

    Culmination of Bethel Leadership courses as students complete their graduate work. Teams (assigned in LEAD755) present their collaborative project that integrates scholarship, synthesis, and practice around the development of a business plan.

    1 credits

    Corequisite Course: LEAD755

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