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.

Program Highlights:

  • 30 credits
  • Shortest completion time: 2 semesters + summer session
  • 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.

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.


This curriculum is effective for students entering in Spring 2020. Students who entered prior to Spring 2020 should review the Graduate Bulletin or contact a program advisor to confirm their degree requirements.

Preliminary Courses and Waivers
Required Courses
Elective Courses

Office of Graduate Admissions

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