A master’s in finance degree is one of a new breed of specialized degrees that provides a popular alternative to traditional MBA degrees. Long the gold standard of graduate business degrees, the MBA is facing serious competition from a growing number of master’s degrees that focus on key areas of business administration such as finance, accounting, and human resource management, in contrast to the general multifaceted business approach of an MBA curriculum.
Walden’s MS in Finance degree program aligns with industry needs to help you advance your career as a financial planner, manager, or analyst by providing a fully integrated set of high-level skills needed by most—if not all—businesses throughout the world.
MS in Finance students choose from three specialization options, each addressing different competencies students need to succeed in their chosen area of finance:
The demand for financial professionals is outstripping the supply, said Dr. Roberto Castaneda, program director for Walden University’s new MS in Finance program. “It’s almost as if finance is a hidden diamond in the rough,” he explained. “Never before has demand for a profession increased exponentially like the finance profession.”
The job market for finance professionals is booming; for example, demand for financial analysts is projected to grow 16% through the year 2022.‡ Castaneda outlined three main factors driving the robust growth:
Walden University, an accredited institution offering online degree programs, has been serving the higher education needs of adult learners for 45 years. Today, more than 47,800 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees or certificates online at Walden.
Explore Walden University's online MS in Finance degree program and position yourself for success. Earn your online business degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your life and schedule.
*CollegeAtlas.org, “41 Facts About Online Students.” On the Internet at www.collegeatlas.org/41-surprising-facts-about-online-students.html.
†Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
‡U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.