According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a favorable employment forecast for financial management jobs. Financial advisor positions are expected to grow 32 percent between 2010 and 2020; financial analyst opportunities should increase 23 percent during the same time frame.* To meet these market needs, University of Phoenix® School of Business announced today the launch of the University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance degree program. The new program is designed to further the knowledge of those pursuing a career in financial management, advisement and analysis. Coursework covers advanced topics such as capital markets, financial control as well as audit and compliance, and is aligned with the body of knowledge essential to the Certified Financial Analyst profession. “As the country begins recovering from the latest economic recession, it is critical to our nation’s economic success to provide talented, ethically responsible individuals access to education options that further strengthen their skill sets in finance fields,” said University of Phoenix School of Business Dean Dr. Bill Berry. “University of Phoenix is excited to launch our new Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance degree because it offers students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills based on current employer needs to help them advance their career goals in the finance sector.” The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix worked with faculty members and business leaders to develop a master’s degree program that provides relevant skills across many industries to help students prepare for their future. University of Phoenix faculty members have work experience in the fields they teach. They can offer insiders' views regarding what is happening in diverse organizations and business environments. University of Phoenix School of Business offers additional master’s programs including Master of Business Administration, Master of Management and Master of Science in Accountancy.