Whether you’re interested in corporate finance, accounting or business decision-making, discover how an MBA can open doors to lucrative MBA finance careers and enhance your professional credentials. Let MBA Discovery guide you through the diverse range of MBA finance programs available and help you find the right one for you.

Amplify your finance career with an MBA in finance

According to Labour Market Insights, the financial and insurance services industry is expected to grow by 6.3% over the next three years. With the average industry earnings already at $1,700 per week, now is a great time to consider studying for an MBA with a focus on finance.

The MBA programs offered by MBA Discovery’s university partners will help you deepen your understanding of financial concepts and practices while acquiring the essential skills gained through a general MBA program. This combination of core and new finance skills will help you become a well-rounded professional capable of tackling complex financial challenges within a business environment.

Choosing an MBA in finance: Australian universities

Each university MBA Discovery is partnered with offers a core unit focusing on finance, giving you the opportunity to learn a range of skills to suit your goals.

Southern Cross University’s Finance for Managers core unit

  • Apply financial mathematics techniques.
  • Identify the effect of a business’s financial decisions on value and the wider financial environment.
  • Analyse capital investments using capital budgeting methods.

Victoria University’s Financial Analysis core unit

  • Enhance analytical skills in the business environment.
  • Utilise financial information for effective business analysis.
  • Apply theoretical frameworks to evaluate business strategies, financial data and growth in complex decision-making.

James Cook University’s Corporate Finance core unit

  • Recognise and distinguish the financial aspects of decision-making in business.
  • Analyse and apply theoretical finance concepts to business scenarios.
  • Assess and utilise finance concepts to create value in corporate planning and decision-making.

RMIT’s Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions core unit

  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate global financial information for sustainable business proposals.
  • Create effective business reports and advice tailored to specific needs.
  • Demonstrate collaboration, communication, problem-solving and case interviewing skills in business simulations.

Our featured online MBAs

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SCU Online MBA

One of Australia’s top-value MBAs

  • Two years (part-time)
  • Choose from four specialisations
  • Entry without bachelor's degree available
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VU Online MBA

In the top two per cent of universities worldwide

  • Two years (part-time)
  • Four layers of dedicated support
  • Entry without bachelor's degree available
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JCU Online MBA Global

Times Higher Education’s top 25 in Australia

  • 2 years (part-time)
  • Three qualifications in one
  • Entry without bachelor's degree available
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RMIT Online’s MBA is the new MBA for the future

  • Two years (part-time)
  • Three qualifications in one
  • Entry without bachelor's degree available
  • Tailor your degree through minors

Accelerate your finance career by pursuing an MBA

By pursuing a general MBA, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of various topics, including financial management, investment analysis, risk assessment and corporate finance. These topics are vital for navigating the intricate world of finance and will equip you with the skills you need to excel in roles such as financial analyst, investment manager and corporate finance executive.

An MBA opens up a plethora of rewarding finance career options across the breadth of Australia’s financial landscape.

Common MBA FAQs

At MBA Discovery, we understand you may have lots of questions. Here are some common queries we encounter.

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What is the best MBA for finance?

Choosing the best MBA program for a finance career depends on your career aspirations. You might want to learn how to apply financial decision-making, gain a better understanding of cash flow and capital budgeting or apply theoretical finance concepts to business – different programs offer various units and topics that cater to specific areas.

How long does it take to complete a finance MBA program online?

The time it takes to complete an MBA program will depend on the university and your chosen program. It can take anywhere from two years to six years part-time, depending on how much time you can commit to studying for each unit. The flexibility of an online MBA means you can set a pace and schedule that works for you.

How important is an MBA in corporate finance?

Having an MBA in corporate finance will assist in building your management skills while preparing you for a range of financial roles across the industry. An MBA graduate can also expect a healthy income boost after graduation – MBA graduate salaries research suggests graduates enjoy a 22% increase in pay.

Is an MBA the same as a master’s degree?

While master’s degrees are often pursued by students seeking to enhance their job prospects, MBAs are specifically designed for professionals with substantial industry experience. If you want to strengthen your leadership capabilities and deepen your understanding of business strategies – with a focus on finance – an MBA program with finance-focused units is the ideal choice.

Becoming an MBA student

Taking the next step towards pursuing an MBA can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. At MBA Discovery, we understand the range of emotions that come with making this important decision. That’s why we help you navigate the entire process and prepare for success.

Course eligibility

Each university has specific eligibility criteria for its MBA programs with a finance focus. Typically, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as finance, economics or business is required. Some universities may also consider applicants with a different academic background who demonstrate a strong interest or experience in finance. We encourage you to check the details of each course for more information on eligibility requirements.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

If you have academic or professional qualifications in finance or a related field, some universities offer advanced standing or recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means you may be eligible for credits or exemptions for certain finance-focused units or modules, reducing the overall length of your MBA program.

Understanding MBA fees

MBA fees will vary between institutions, and the total price of an MBA is based on the cost of each unit. Below is a breakdown of the fees from MBA Discovery universities:

We’ll help you find the right path forward

Contact us today, and let our team of Student Enrolment Advisors assist you in finding the right finance-focused MBA program.

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Whether you’re ready to enrol, or just have a quick question, simply fill out the enquiry form below to speak directly to the university’s enrolment team. They will be able to guide you through:

Course eligibility and recognition of prior learning

Course structure and what you will study

Next intakes and how to apply

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