MS in Finance
The Master of Science in Finance program at Kaplan University is designed to help students prepare for the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) or the Certified Financial Analyst certification exams.*† Read here for more details about the Master of Science in Finance program.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Finance
School Offering Program:
Master of Science
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Finance program offers students the opportunity to develop skills in investment and securities analysis, financial statement analysis, and risk analysis and management. The program also covers topics such as effective business communication, United States and world financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, futures investing, and portfolio management. Students can choose areas of specialization in financial analysis or financial planning. Students should hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution before enrolling in the program.
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:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- 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)
- Specialization Electives (16 credits)
Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Finance program at Kaplan University, graduates could have the skills and technical training to pursue a variety of financial positions.‡ Positions that graduates could pursue includes:
- Financial manager
- Investment analyst
- Financial analyst
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