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Overview

The Finance emphasis is designed for students pursuing a career in financial services, whether as a real estate agent, stock broker, wealth manager, corporate finance officer, or in another related role. Our students accumulate expertise in financial analysis techniques, as well as knowledge of money management and contractual responsibilities.

Students from our department enter the business world firmly grounded in a biblical worldview and equipped with wisdom regarding the ethical aspects of the finance industry. Our graduates are held in high regard by employers because of their honesty, integrity, and work ethic, which are all driven by a desire to glorify Christ.

Business Core Classes

MGT330 3 Units

Presents comprehensive coverage of the major concepts and principles of the human communication process and analysis of the various forms of communication used by managers. The media of managerial communication include verbal delivery, as well as written letters, reports, memoranda, etc.

ECN210 3 Units

An introduction to microeconomic principles and terminology. The primary focus is on the business firm and the decisions it faces. Topics include review of the economic problem, mechanics of supply and demand, elasticities, consumer utility, production costs, and the competitive environment. A basic knowledge of mathematics and graphs is assumed.

MKT350 3 Units

An introduction to marketing management in relation to the total business environment. Involves a study from the conception of the idea for goods or services to its ultimate utilization by the consumer with emphasis on major decision areas and tools.

MGT310 3 Units

An examination of the fundamentals of managerial functions and the basic concepts and principles of modern management. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of planning, organizing, controlling, decision making, and accepted practices used in directing the activities of an organization in the achievement of desired objectives.

ACC210 3 Units

This course is an intensive study of the processes and procedures that accountants use for analyzing, recording, and reporting a business organization’s assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity.

ACC220 3 Units

This course completes the study of financial accounting begun in ACC210 by examining the procedures for reporting liabilities and stockholders’ equity on external financial statements for a corporation. Then, the course explores management’s use of job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems for decision making. Additional topics include the preparation of budgets, ratio analyses, and federal income tax returns. Prerequisite: ACC210

MIS320 3 Units

This course teaches computer applications that are accepted as standard in the business world. Emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of end user software in a business environment. The use of spreadsheet and database programs to support business processes will be studied in depth. Excel and Access will be used in this class. Prerequisite: instructor’s approval.

INB311 3 Units

This course biblically examines global business ethics, values, and strategies that shape and guide the believer, the church, and the company in the global business enterprise.

BUS320 3 Units

Principles of business law covering the fields of contracts, agency, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, partnerships, and corporations.

BUS330 3 Units

This course begins with a survey of the philosophical underpinnings of ethical positions followed by relevant biblical considerations. An analysis of contemporary ethical cases taken from economics and from business follows. Fulfills the P311 G.E. requirement for Business majors.

BUS310 3 Units

Topics include descriptive statistics, elements of probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation and confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, linear regression, and correlation.

FIN440 3 Units

Valuation methods available to the manager to determine the optimal financial structure of the firm. Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, investment, and financing decisions. Prerequisite: ACC220.

ACC460 3 Units

A study of the chronological progress of the income tax system combined with the Federal Revenue codes under the changing political and economic environments. Emphasis is on the elements of gross income, adjusted gross income, exclusions, itemized deductions, exemptions, and preparation of individual tax returns in detail. A brief introduction to tax laws for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts will also be included.

ACC490 3 Units

A course examining contemporary business issues through integrating coursework and acquired knowledge in the business discipline. Attention will be given to a biblical worldview, vocational pursuit, and a strategy for life-long learning. An additional course component is senior assessment. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of the department chairperson.

Finance Emphasis Courses

ACC462 3 Units

A comprehensive study of tax laws and returns for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Studies include specially taxed corporations, taxation of securities, retirement, pension plans, and gift taxes. Prerequisite: ACC220; ACC460 is recommended but not required

FIN321 3 Units

An introductory course designed to cover real estate fundamentals with practical applications useful in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Topics include investment decision making, valuations, investment performance, financing, real estate management, legal and regulatory considerations, market research, and licensing requirements for brokers and agents. The course prepares the student for the California real estate license examination.

FIN332 3 Units

An introduction to the functions and operations of modern United States financial institutions. The course covers a
study of banking laws and regulations with special attention given to the impact of technology within the industry.
Additionally, the evolution and subsequent historical, social, and political impact of the Federal Reserve is examined.

FIN341 3 Units

A survey of investments including stocks, bonds, government securities, and financial intermediaries. Emphasis is placed on security analysis, valuation, and portfolio management. Topics include personal financial strategies and investment alternatives. Prerequisite: ECN200.

Two of the Following:
ACC311 3 Units

A comprehensive study of financial statements of business enterprises, focusing on the systematic development of theory and practice from generally accepted accounting principles. Prerequisite: ACC220.

ACC312 3 Units

An analytical study of the corporate form of entity accounting with stocks, bonds, long and short-term investments, revenue recognition, pension plans, lease arrangements, and existing reporting practices promulgated by leading professional organizations. Prerequisite: ACC311.

ACC431 3 Units

Theories and practices relating to management planning and control through methods of cost accumulation. Job order, process, and standard costing systems are studied as methods of cost accounting and cost distribution. Prerequisite: ACC220.

BUS487 3 Units

This course is designed to consider the practical application of business principles and the various methodological
aspects in the business environment. This course will include student participation in a live business environment. These
activities will form the basis of seminar discussions where the business will be analyzed from a biblical perspective. The
goal of these courses is to help the student learn, evaluate, and sharpen practical business management skills.

MGT321 3 Units

An overview of the scientific methods available to the managerial decision maker. Topics include linear programming, the transportation problem, queuing, simulation, project management, forecasting, facility location and layout, inventory control, quality assurance, and job design. Prerequisite: BUS310.

CAREER OUTCOMES
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Treasury Positions
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Master’s University is committed to providing quality Christian education to believers around the world.

To be admitted as a graduate, degree-seeking student in the School of Online Education, you must meet the following requirements:*

  • Have a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. 
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate. 
  • Demonstrate college-level writing ability. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended.
60
Number of Credit Hours
20
Months (Full time, not including GE Requirements)
$450
Per Credit (Major Courses)
$27,000*
Total Avg. Cost (Not Including GE Requirements)
Class Type
8-week, 100% Online
*Does not include financial aid
  • Rachel DuFault Admission Counselor
    Rachel DuFault Admission Counselor
    (661) 362-2677
    rdufault@masters.edu