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MS in Finance

Purdue University Global designed its Master of Science in Finance program to offer students comprehensive training in the laws, ethics, and management of finance. Learn more about is online MS in Finance program below.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Finance

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

To get into the Master of Science in Finance program at Purdue University Global, students need a bachelor's degree in finance from an accredited institution; students with a bachelor's degrees in other area may be admitted if they meet specific coursework requirements. All applicants to Purdue University Global graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The objective of the Master of Science in Finance program is to teach students how to navigate the ever-evolving and increasingly complex world of finance. Students have the chance to learn how to identify risk, apply financial theories to real-world situations, present clear reports to clients, and comply with federal finance regulations. The program offers two concentration options: financial analysis and financial planning. Prior to graduation, students complete a graduate capstone project. Graduates might be eligible to take either the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification Examination, depending on their concentration.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

56 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Finance:

The Master of Science in Finance program consists of 56 total credits and are divided like this: 40 credit hours of core curriculum requirements and 16 from one of the two concentrations. These requirements may change. Contact Purdue University Global to ensure the most accurate information before applying for this program.

Core Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Business Communications
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investment and Securities Analysis
  • Retirement Planning
  • Fixed-Income and Futures Investing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Graduate Capstone in Finance

Concentration Courses (16 credits)

Students choose one set of concentration courses.

  • Financial Analysis Concentration Courses
    • Economics for Global Decision Makers
    • Ethics for Financial Professionals
    • Financial Strategies for a Global Environment
    • Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Financial Planning Concentration Courses
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Individual Insurance Planning
    • Income Tax Planning and Strategies
    • Estate Planning

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Finance program is designed to equip students with the skills they need to perform in the real world. Jobs could be available at banks, credit unions, insurance agencies, financial organizations, security dealers, and more. Students could consider some of the following positions:

  • Treasurer and controller
  • Financial quantitative analyst
  • Investment fund manager
  • Investment underwriter
  • Risk management specialist

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