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Master of Finance

Aspiring leaders in banks, investment firms, mortgage companies or other types of financial institutions could prepare for their chosen careers when they study in Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Finance program. Find out more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Finance

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

Students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Finance program could have the opportunity to learn managerial practices and processes in banking, investments, insurance and financial reporting. Required courses could address finance theories, banking services and regulations, portfolio management, risk management and fiscal decision-making processes. Options, securities, futures, assets and financial markets could also be covered. An extensive research project demonstrating the student's competency in concepts and principles studied throughout the program will be required in the capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Finance:

Finance Major - 9 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Fundamentals of Research and Writing (3)
  • Effective Organizations - Theory and Practice (3)
  • Principles of Finance (3)
  • Bank Management (3)
  • Investments (3)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (3)
  • Derivatives and Assets Pricing (3)
  • Insurance and Risk Management (3)
  • Finance Capstone (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

CSU-Global Campus' Master of Finance program could prepare graduates to explore executive or directorial opportunities in a variety of professional environments, such as banks, corporate finance departments, lending institutions or investment companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), employment of financial managers is expected to increase by 9% from 2010-2020, while jobs for financial analysts are expected to increase by 23%. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Accounting
  • Fraud Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Management