MBA: Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance

The fields of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance are growing rapidly and the MBA emphasis in Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance program will equip students to understand how psychological factors impact financial behaviors. The MBA emphasis in Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance program requires a total of 33 credit hours.  Even though this program is online only, the MBA core and MBA functional core can be taken online or on-campus to provide more flexibility for the student.

Students will learn:

  • How to improve client acquisition, retention, communication and relationships
  • How to effectively identify and intervene on financial beliefs and behaviors that are likely to adversely impact a client’s financial health
  • How to assist clients with developing a healthy relationship with money
  • How to help clients overcome resistance to change and take positive actions
  • How to aid clients in decreasing financial stress and increasing their income and net work

MBA: Emphasis in Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance course requirements (33 credits):

MBA Core
MBA 771Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
MBA 775Business Policy And Managerial Action3
MBA 776Business, Ethics and Society3
BIA 762Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics3
Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance Core
MFP 753Applied Behavior Finance3
MFP 754Introduction to Financial Psychology3
MFP 755Personal Financial Psychology3
MBA Functional Core
MBA 761Marketing Management3
or MBA 767 Marketing Dynamics Seminar
MBA 711, ACC 700 level, ECO 700 level, or FIN 700 level3
Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance Electives (Choose two)6
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
Investment Value and Theory
Tax Theory and Business Decisions
Personal Insurance Risk Management
Psychology of Family Finances
Financial Communication and Client Interviewing
Total Credits33