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In today’s economy, clients and companies rely on finance professionals more than ever to help them effectively manage cash, assets, investments, and business risk. Read more

In today’s economy, clients and companies rely on finance professionals more than ever to help them effectively manage cash, assets, investments, and business risk. Gain relevant skills with an online MS in Finance.

Prepare to meet the increasing demand for trained finance managers and finance analysts with our online master’s in finance degree program. Gain hands-on preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) exam, or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) qualification exams. In fact, depending on the specialization you choose, you will take a simulated certification exam as your capstone project.

This master’s in finance aligns with industry needs to help you advance your career as a financial planner, manager, or analyst. Designed and taught by experts in the field, the employer-focused program features a practical approach that combines case studies, engaging discussions, and project-based learning. You can gain the in-depth knowledge and specialized skills you need for certification and a career in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, financial markets, securities firms, government, and other settings.

An Online Master’s in Finance for the Career You Want

Our master’s in finance online degree program is designed to prepare you for in-demand finance careers. Depending on your goals, you can choose from three specializations that focus on the specific competencies you need:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Prepare to sit for the internationally recognized CFA exam through coursework and a capstone simulation experience in which you answer past exam questions. Gain the research and analytical skills to help clients assess risk and make informed investment decisions.
  • Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)*
  • Prepare to sit for the CFP® exam through coursework and a capstone simulation experience in which you answer past exam questions. Gain the tools needed to advise clients and managers on decisions about investments, insurance, retirement, and estate planning.
  • Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed)
  • Advance in your organization by designing a program to meet your unique goals in this specialization. Core coursework explores best practices in corporate financial management and analysis, business risk assessment, and investment strategies that transcend international borders.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate analytical skills essential for the financial professional.
  2. Employ communication strategies that display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audiences.
  3. Evaluate financial problems to provide reliable recommendations for decision making.
  4. Evaluate risk and return strategies in the context of an organization’s mission and objectives.
  5. Apply appropriate principles of valuation to major financial assets and securities.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to develop recommendations for investment and financial policies to maximize firm value.
  7. Employ financial knowledge to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations and ethical decision making.

MS in Finance Degree Specializations

Our MS in Finance program offers three industry-aligned specializations to help you meet your career goals and prepare for professional certifications.

Career options

As U.S. and global economies grow, so do career opportunities for professionals in the finance field. Our MS in Finance program can help you prepare for professional and management positions in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management, financial markets, securities firms, government, and other settings. The program also helps prepare you for professional certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Potential career options include:*

  • Budget analyst
  • Banking professional
  • Chief financial officer
  • Credit analyst
  • Finance officer
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial planner
  • Investment analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Mortgage advisor
  • Treasury manager


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The master of science in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Read more

Program overview

The master of science in computational finance is designed for students interested in computational or quantitative finance careers in banking, finance, and a growing number of additional industries. Professionals in these fields use their strengths in business, modeling, and data analysis to understand and use complex financial models, often involving differential and stochastic calculus.

The program addresses a vital and growing career field, reaching beyond banking and finance. Typical job titles include risk analyst, research associate, quantitative analyst, quantitative structured credit analyst, credit risk analyst, quantitative investment analyst, quantitative strategist, data analyst, senior data analyst, fixed income quantitative analyst, and financial engineer. Computational finance is an excellent career option for technically-oriented professionals in the fields of business, math, engineering, economics, statistics, and computer science. Programming knowledge is highly preferred.

Plan of study

The curriculum offers an integration of finance, mathematics, and computing. The required mathematics courses have substantial financial content and the experiential computational finance course, which students take during the summer, makes use of skills learned in the mathematics, analytics, and finance courses taken up to that point. The program has a strong multidisciplinary nature and combines the expertise of four of RIT's colleges. The program is a full-time, 17-month curriculum beginning exclusively in the fall. The program ends with a required non-credit comprehensive exam based on the courses completed by the student.

Curriculum

Computational finance, MS degree, typical course sequence:
-Accounting for Decision Makers
-Survey of Finance
-Equity Analysis
-Debt Analysis
-Advanced Derivatives
-Mathematics for Finance I
-Mathematics for Finance II
-Analytics Electives
-Electives
-Computational Finance Experience

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred).
-Submit a personal statement (Applicants should explain why their background, please indicate mathematical and programming knowledge, and interests make them suitable for the program).
-Submit a current resume, and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit http://www.ielts.org.
-Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
-Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.

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Earn a high-demand degree from a top-ranked University. The University of Miami's online Master of Science in Finance is a AACSB-accredited program taught by the same unmatched faculty who teach on campus. Read more

Earn a high-demand degree from a top-ranked University. The University of Miami's online Master of Science in Finance is a AACSB-accredited program taught by the same unmatched faculty who teach on campus. Gain the tangible skills you need to be seen as a financial leader in your organisation with the option to earn one of two certificates (Corporate Finance or Financial Decision Making). 

The University of Miami's online Master of Science in Finance program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). All online programs are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and 23 other professional accrediting agencies.UOnline’s MBA program is designed for those students looking to complete a first-class MBA education without enrolling in a full-time, on-campus program. The program takes the best of the University of Miami’s on-campus curriculum and adapts it in an online format. All courses are taught by the same high-caliber faculty members that also teach on-campus.

Specialisations

  • Financial Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Investments and Valuation
  • Portfolio Management 

Flexible Degree and Certificate Options

UOnline’s AACSB accredited program allows students to tailor their studies to their interests and career aspirations with multiple options for degree completion. Students have the option to earn one of two certificates alone or as part of the master's program.

Within each program, students will build advanced portfolios and become experts in the area of finance. Program alumni are currently working at top global companies including JP Morgan, United Airlines, Citibank, Kellogg, Boeing and more. 

A Rigorous Finance Degree without Compromise

UOnline’s finance classes give you access to applicable content taught by world-class faculty and our online classroom gives you flexibility allowing advanced education to fit into your busy schedule.

Faculty are available through synchronous office hours that work with your schedule and act as both educators and mentors. You will also join a network of classmates with experience at industry titans including Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, PNC, TD Bank, and PWC.

Finance Faculty Spotlights

The online finance program offers an interdisciplinary learning environment delivered by outstanding faculty with extensive real-world and academic experience. UOnline's faculty have taught at top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Northwestern and University of North Carolina and have professional experience at top global companies such as The Central Bank of Brazil, Deloitte and Touche and the Federal Reserve.



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Gain knowledge in one of the most complex and important areas of business management. You explore the time value of money, capital budgeting, measurements of business performance and other financial concepts. Read more

Gain knowledge in one of the most complex and important areas of business management. You explore the time value of money, capital budgeting, measurements of business performance and other financial concepts. You also examine mergers and acquisitions, risk management and financial restructuring. To make strong financial decisions that you can apply internationally, you study trade finance, the unique challenges of international financial management and the international monetary system. This rigorous program is ideal preparation for an M.B.A. program, a career in the financial world or a future managing your own company.

This program is offered in the spring and summer terms only.

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The master of science degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Read more

Program overview

The master of science degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Plan of study

The program of study consists of 10 courses and a field exam. Candidates must successfully complete the comprehensive field exam.

Curriculum

Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence:
-Accounting for Decision Makers
-Financial Analysis for Managers
-Securities and Investment Analysis
-Finance in a Global Environment
-Financial Management II
-Options and Futures
-Financial Modeling and Analysis
-One 700-level Statistics Course
-One 700-level Economics Course
-One 700-level Finance Course
-Field Exam

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships).
-Submit a personal statement.
-Submit a current resume.
-Complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit http://www.ielts.org.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas. Accepted students may defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.

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The School of Business comprises the Department of Finance; Department of Management; Department of Marketing and International Business collectively within The College of Management. Read more
The School of Business comprises the Department of Finance; Department of Management; Department of Marketing and International Business collectively within The College of Management.

The Princeton Review ranks LIU Post’s College of Management as one of the top business schools in the United States. Our business degree programs have earned the highest seal of approval – accreditation by AACSB International. The College’s Master of Public Administration program is the only degree program on Long Island accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

School of Business

Skilled financial management is essential to business success. The Department of Finance provides you with the concepts, tools, and technologies to take on the complex issues of the global financial markets and meet the challenges facing businesses from small startups to multinational corporations.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the world’s leading business school accrediting organization, our undergraduate, graduate, and dual-degree programs in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance provide you with a solid foundation designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application as well as techniques to adapt to shifting issues in the field. Our faculty bring a wealth of experience as well as new and vital research to the classroom in specialized courses covering core areas of the financial industry, including banking, capital markets, global debt, private equity and venture capital, investments and stock exchanges, corporate governance standards, securities regulation, and ethics.

Outside the classroom, participation in the LIU Post student chapter of the Financial Management Association International enables you to engage with leaders in the finance industry and to develop your own leadership and organizational skills. Through the Department’s outstanding intern program, you will gain real-world experience with leading corporations.

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Our AACSB-accredited M.B.A. with a finance concentration will help you advance your career in corporate finance and investment management. Read more

Our AACSB-accredited M.B.A. with a finance concentration will help you advance your career in corporate finance and investment management. Our CFA Track is designed to help you prepare for certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst, which is awarded by the CFA Institute to candidates who pass three levels of examinations and meet the experience requirement specified by the Institute.

Upon the completion of our M.B.A. program, you’ll be able to:

  • Utilize technology support systems to strengthen organizational decision processes.
  • Conduct industry, company specific, or environmental business analysis using appropriate data and informational resources to bridge the gap between abstract theory and practice.
  • Identify and analyze country/region-specific contemporary business issues, and establish, support, and effectively communicate strategic recommendations.

In addition, M.B.A. graduates with a finance concentration will have the skills to:

  • Apply financial paradigms and concepts that are consistent with the Level I curriculum of the CFA Institute.
  • Compile, analyze, and synthesize financial and other relevant data from multiple electronic sources.
  • Evaluate different investment strategies against the objectives of individuals and/or institutional investors.


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Our AACSB-accredited M.B.A. program with a finance concentration puts you in the center of New York City—the world capital of finance and business. Read more

Our AACSB-accredited M.B.A. program with a finance concentration puts you in the center of New York City—the world capital of finance and business. You’ll learn from experienced professors and top industry executives how to apply financial concepts, analyze financial data from multiple sources, and evaluate investment strategies. You’ll use cutting edge financial technology that incorporates live market data to better understand corporate decision-making, portfolio management, and valuation of financial assets, including derivatives.

Upon the completion of our M.B.A. program, you’ll be able to:

  • Utilize technology support systems to strengthen organizational decision processes.
  • Conduct industry, company specific, or environmental business analysis using appropriate data and informational resources to bridge the gap between abstract theory and practice.
  • Identify and analyze country/region-specific contemporary business issues, and establish, support, and effectively communicate strategic recommendations.

In addition, M.B.A. graduates with a finance concentration will have the skills to:

  • Apply financial paradigms and concepts that are consistent with the Level I curriculum of the CFA Institute.
  • Compile, analyze, and synthesize financial and other relevant data from multiple electronic sources.
  • Evaluate different investment strategies against the objectives of individuals and/or institutional investors.


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To earn the Certificate in the Foundations of Finance, a student must complete five courses in the MS in Financial Analysis program. Read more
To earn the Certificate in the Foundations of Finance, a student must complete five courses in the MS in Financial Analysis program:

- Corporate Finance
- Adv. Financial Statement Analysis
- Fixed Income I
- Equity Valuation
- Derivatives I

Courses in the Certificate are taken as Pass/No Pass and cannot be used for academic credit towards the MS in Financial Analysis program. The Certificate is designed for individuals seeking the knowledge necessary to understand how to value the standard asset classes of stocks, bonds and derivatives.

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The University of Tampa Master of Science in Finance prepares students for careers in the ever-changing financial industry. Read more
The University of Tampa Master of Science in Finance prepares students for careers in the ever-changing financial industry. Changes in the investment industry and the financial markets require well-trained financial professionals to make value-enhancing decisions as information becomes available and the business environment changes.

Finance students are prepared for careers in private industry and government in such areas as banking, brokerage, individual and institutional investments, insurance, financial analysis and planning, portfolio management and more. Several courses have integrated the CFA® curriculum as provided by CFA Institute and are based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA® Program. Topics in these courses assist students in preparation for the CFA® exam.*

The College offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center, providing Bloomberg Professional™ real-time trading information and hands-on financial management experience.

*CFA Institute, CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by The University of Tampa or verify or endorse the pass rates claimed by The University of Tampa.

Visit the website http://www.ut.edu/msfinance/

Sykes College of Business

Sykes College of Business is an integral part of a 105-acre university campus nestled in the heart of Tampa. As a comprehensive institution, The University of Tampa provides a full spectrum of resources, qualified faculty and modern facilities.

The Sykes College of Business is one of the elite private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier business accrediting organization, promoting excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.ut.edu/apply

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Graduate students at. The New School for Social Research. ask the kind of questions that challenge the status quo across the social sciences and humanities. Read more

Graduate students at The New School for Social Research ask the kind of questions that challenge the status quo across the social sciences and humanities.

Guided by rigorous scholarship and a desire to apply academic discourse and discovery to current social problems, they critically examine interdisciplinary fields to become a force of new knowledge and ideas in the world.

All graduate programs at The New School for Social research can be completed full-time or part-time on our New York City campus. Competitive merit-based scholarships are available in all departments -- in recent years, 85% of master’s students have received merit scholarships at The New School for Social Research.

Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

Program Highlights

  • 30-credit specialized graduate economics program.
  • Develop analytical and policy skills through economic and statistical analysis and examination of contemporary global political economy.
  • Prepare for career paths in finance, government, business, labor organizing, international development, and academia.

Why the New School?

The New School for Social Research was founded in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers, and housed the University in Exile in 1933, providing an academic haven for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The school became the foundation for a comprehensive university – The New School – and continues the legacy of critical thought, civic engagement, and academic freedom today.



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The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise. This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Read more
The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise.

This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions.

There is no city in the world like San Francisco. Transform your career in the SF Bay Area with the USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis.

The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise.

Practical Expertise

Designed for recent graduates and students in the early stages of their careers, the full-time MSFA is a 1½ year program which includes a Research Practicum or Academic Immersion.

Academic Rigor

The USF Financial Analysis program curriculum covers the body of knowledge deemed necessary for the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation exams.

Values-Based Learning

The University of San Francisco has a rich tradition of leadership in ethics and values-based learning empowering students to achieve goals to truly “Change the World from Here.”

Program Overview

- Taught by USF Finance faculty and CFA-credentialed practitioners who are experts in their area.
- USF’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis program is a CFA Institute University Affiliate.
- The USF finance degree required courses include Micro & Macroeconomics, Equity and Fixed-Income Valuation, Derivatives, Portfolio Management, Alternative Investments, and Ethics and Finance. The programs also enhance real-world uses of several spreadsheet applications.
- 18-month program with 35 credits
- Meets three days per week
- No work experience required
- Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide

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Learn to interpret financial results and leverage predictive tools to guide action plans, forecasts and strategies for maximum performance. Read more

Learn to interpret financial results and leverage predictive tools to guide action plans, forecasts and strategies for maximum performance.

Learn to guide your employer's company to successful growth using the latest analytics. Interpret financial results and use predictive tools to guide action plans, forecasts and strategies for maximum performance. You also examine the latest analytical techniques that industry executives use to shape their companies' future plans. Further instruction enables you to pursue a concentration in either accounting or planning.

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The University of San Francisco’s professional Master of Science in Financial Analysis program integrates the rigorous quantitative training required by the finance profession with a solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Read more
The University of San Francisco’s professional Master of Science in Financial Analysis program integrates the rigorous quantitative training required by the finance profession with a solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Pictured: John Ta MSFA '13, Matt Stalcup MSFA '13

Earn your graduate finance degree on your schedule with the University of San Francisco Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program.

This hybrid part-time program has in-person classes that meet approximately once per month combined with online learning, allowing you to balance new learning opportunities with your professional responsibilities.

The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise.

Program Overview

- 22-month program designed for working investment professionals.
- Each online course includes instructor videos and guided assignments, between in-person class sessions.
- Two-unit courses meet in person approximately one Saturday each month, for three months.

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Provides a solid foundation in the essentials of investment management. Great preparation for the CFA Level III exam. To obtain the Certificate in Investment Management, students complete the following five courses from the MS in Financial Analysis program. Read more
Provides a solid foundation in the essentials of investment management. Great preparation for the CFA Level III exam.

To obtain the Certificate in Investment Management, students complete the following five courses from the MS in Financial Analysis program:

- Fixed Income II or Derivatives II
- Alternative Investments
- Portfolio Management
- Capital Market Theory
- Ethics for Finance I

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