Dive into sophisticated analytical techniques that go beyond the numbers to understand the increasingly competitive and dynamic world of finance. Build expertise to plan for future corporate expenditures and acquisitions. Explore regressions and statistical learning to integrate financial analysis into the context of an overall business strategy.
The MS in Finance and MS in Quantitative Finance provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact within the various scopes of finance.
Drive financial innovation — take the next step in earning your graduate degree in finance.
Students completing the Master of Science in Finance degree will:
- be prepared to become successful professionals in the field of finance and/or add value to existing finance professionals by expanding and updating their core base of technical knowledge, competency and skills.
- be provided with the analytical skills necessary to make effective business decisions.
- develop professional written communication skills.
The MS in Finance program delivers an in-depth study of the sophisticated analytical techniques and market transactions that drive financial innovation. The program is designed to deepen an individual’s theoretical understanding of finance and one’s ability to develop financial models. The curriculum focuses on application and valuation of financial securities, transactions, and business investments. This 30 credit hour program offers coursework taught in the evenings to accommodate working professionals with a business background who wish to transition into the finance field, or advance in their current financial careers.
The MS in Quantitative Finance is a STEM-certified program designed for individuals with a business or quantitative background and experience or educational training in the natural sciences (primarily mathematics or physics), in engineering, or in applied sciences. This program helps students develop the skills necessary to analyze and implement quantitative techniques as applied to financial decisions, including the areas of asset pricing, risk management, financial forecasting, and financial engineering. For those wishing to pursue a PhD after completion of the master’s degree, this program offers the opportunity for a thesis component. Students will use various statistical and programming software in the curriculum, including SAS, Palisade Decision Tools, STATA, and MatLab, as well as financial databases including CRSP, Compustat, and Bloomberg.
The MBA/MSF degree program allows students to earn two degrees simultaneously to combine in-depth business knowledge with advanced financial skills.