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Prepare to meet the increasing demand for trained finance managers and finance analysts

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.

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.

Program Savings

Receive up to a $3,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on March 8, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Specializations

Finance With Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)* Certification Emphasis

The coursework in this specialization is aligned with the content covered in the competency-based CFP® exam.

Finance With Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)/Investment Emphasis

The coursework in this specialization is aligned with the content covered in the internationally recognized CFA exam.

Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed)

Advance in your finance career and influence the future of your organization with this self-designed specialization that allows you to meet your unique career goals and focus on facing today’s financial challenges.

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Career Impact

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®).1

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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