Master of Science Degrees

Master’s in Finance

Zicklin’s Master of Science in Finance equips you with the advanced knowledge and analytical tools needed to successfully navigate today’s financial markets. The MS in Finance teaches you the foundations of managerial finance, financial theory, and investments, and broadens your expertise in areas such as corporate finance, international markets, and mergers and acquisitions. With an expansive list of elective courses to choose from, you can customize your study based on your career objectives and interests.

The BBA and Master of Science Programs in Finance and in Financial Risk Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College are part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. 

This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. 

The CFA Institute aims to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. Its Chartered Financial Analyst designation is among the most prestigious in the finance world. 


Program Highlights:

  • 30 – 39 credits
  • Shortest completion time (students with no preliminary requirements): 2 semesters + summer session (Fintech concentration may require 3 semesters)
  • Flexible scheduling allows you to switch between part-time and full-time course loads
  • With the appropriate course selection, this degree can prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification exams.
  • Note: MS in Finance is not a prep program for the above certification exams. While certain courses in the program cover the main knowledge areas covered by these certification exams, they also cover other topics not required for these exams while not covering certain topics that are required for these exams.

Designed with your academic and career goals in mind

This program is ideal for professionals interested in upgrading their technical training and knowledge in finance, or an individual with strong quantitative skills seeking a career change. With the appropriate electives, this degree can prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification exams. The program can also serve as a stepping stone for you if you are interested in pursuing a PhD in Finance or a related field.

Career Outcomes

Companies that employ Zicklin graduates

Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), China Construction Bank, HSBC, Institutional Investor LLC, Intone Networks Inc., Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), Lanchid LLC, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Neuberger Berman, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, OCBC Bank, S&P Global Ratings, Sweetwood Capital


Traded Risk Analyst, Associate, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Budget Analyst, Data Science Consultant, Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Research Assistant, Senior Analyst, Senior Investment Manager, Senior Vice President, Structured Credit Analyst, Supervisor of Financial Planning and Analytics, Vice President

Visa Extension for STEM International Students

The MS in Finance conforms to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program that qualifies eligible international graduates on student visas for an optional practical training extension of 24-months. Find out more here.


Preliminary Courses and Waivers

MS in Finance General

MS in Finance Concentration in FinTech

Office of Graduate Admissions

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Mail: One Bernard Baruch Way, Box H-820, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 312-1300
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