MBA in Finance (16 Months Online)


Program Description

The Rushford 100% online Accelerated MBA program with a specialization in Finance is designed for graduates and working professionals who would like to focus on the finance functions within the business and corporate world. Rushford offers a self-paced learning environment that is built on the latest technology to bring students, faculty, mentors, and a variety of knowledge sourced together for a world-class learning experience. The Rushford MBA in Finance is a hands-on program that prepares the students to create immense value within the Finance function of their organization and for themselves. Seasoned leaders can benefit from this program as well.

Rushford offers Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE) and thus a formal bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for entering this program.


Courses Overview

The Rushford Online MBA program in Finance is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course comprises 2 to 4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 Core courses and 5 out of the 9 Elective courses and complete a capstone project to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Finance award

  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Skills
  • Accounting for Financial Reporting 
  • Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Management 
  • Operations Management: Productivity & Quality 
  • International Business Environment
  • Leadership and Managing Human Capital
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law
  • Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (Elective)
  • Sales Management (Elective)
  • Organizational Behaviour (Elective)
  • Business Communications (Elective)
  • Business Law (Elective) 
  • Investments
  • Corporate investment management
  • International finance
  • Portfolio management
  • Securities analysis
  • Hedge fund management
  • Borrowing (Elective)
  • Fundraising (Elective)
  • Portfolio management (Elective)
  • Collections and Disbursements (Elective)
  • Capstone Project 

Careers & Outcomes

If you are someone with a passion for finance, strategy, corporate management, and leadership, the Rushford MBA in Finance is the right choice for you. This program not only allows for a thorough exposure to the core fundamentals of corporate finance and all its sub-topics, but also a hands-on approach towards financial management through projects, simulations, and role-playing.

The typical career path for students who complete the MBA in Finance is a progression towards senior executive and management roles. These roles require strong leadership and management skills along with excellent financial acumen.

Typical roles that students progress towards based on their working experience are as follows:

  • Finance Manager
  • Finance Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Investment Banker
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Financial Analyst


Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

Qualifications Waiver

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. 

Proficiency in English

Evidence of Proficiency in English

  • IELTS 6.0+ or
  • PTE 50+ or
  • TOEFL 550+ or
  • Any other proficiency test that was taken in the last 2 years

English Proficiency Waiver

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

  • Native English Speakers or
  • Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB) or
  • Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country or
  • 2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work



EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions.  EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Swiss Federal Government
  • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
  • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


Swiss Higher Educational Institution

James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.


International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.


International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also uniq ... Read More

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also unique in our offering of several MBA programs with technical specializations and we continue to add more technical specializations as we keep growing. Our 100% online programs are well suited to students from all over the world who would like to receive a high-quality education from a premier European Business School at an affordable tuition fee. As part of the JLI global institution, we leverage the networks, knowledge, experience and geographic spread to the advantage of our students. Read less