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MS in Finance - Financial Analysis

The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis program at Kaplan University offers students the opportunity to develop portfolio management and investment analysis skills. Learn more about the Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis have the opportunity to prepare for the Certified Financial Analyst certification exam.* Coursework examines United States and world financial markets and institutions, ethical standards and practices in the finance industry, and micro- and macroeconomic principles, including scarcity, supply and demand, international trade, economic growth, and fiscal policy. Students will have the opportunity to study topics in international accounting, global business and investment strategies, corporate finance, and retirement planning. Students could develop skills in risk analysis, financial statement analysis, investment and securities analysis, and portfolio management. Applicants to the Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis program should have a related bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • GB 512: Business Communications (4 credits)
  • GF 500: Financial Institutions and Markets (4 credits)
  • GF 510: Risk Analysis and Management (4 credits)
  • GF 520: Corporate Finance (4 credits)
  • GF 530: Financial Statement Analysis (4 credits)
  • GF 540: Investment and Securities Analysis (4 credits)
  • GF 550: Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (4 credits)
  • GF 560: Fixed-Income and Futures Investing (4 credits)
  • GF 570: Portfolio Management (4 credits)

Financial Analysis Specialization Requirements

  • GB 540: Economics for Global Decision Makers (4 credits)
  • GF 580: Ethics for Financial Professionals (4 credits)
  • GF 581: Financial Strategies for a Global Environment (4 credits)
  • GF 582: Statistical Methods for Decision Making (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Analysis program is intended to prepare students to pursue a variety of financial positions in a variety of industries or fields. Examples of positions graduates could pursue include†:

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Investment analyst

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