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Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Program Overview

Financial expertise founded on ethical principles.

Our online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) provides you with the well-rounded education you need for high-level financial roles, including financial manager and financial analyst.

You’ll graduate with expertise in securities, markets, risk metrics, investment criteria, and more, all within a Jesuit framework of ethics and social responsibility.

Our online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) provides you with the well-rounded education you need for high-level financial roles, including financial manager and financial analyst.

You’ll graduate with expertise in securities, markets, risk metrics, investment criteria, and more, all within a Jesuit framework of ethics and social responsibility.

Quick Facts

1

year to complete

30

total credit hours

$965

per credit hour

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Prepare for the CFA With an AACSB-Accredited Education

In small classes with individual attention, you’ll learn from expert faculty and gain a comprehensive understanding of finance management with both a local and global perspective.

We offer our MSF through The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management, named one of The Princeton Review‘s Best Business Schools 12 years in a row.

In addition, Kania is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a premier credential offered to select business schools worldwide.

Delivered in a flexible, personalized format, this high-quality program allows you to pursue your finance degree in a format that fits your life, while learning entirely online or on campus.

You’ll complete the MSF prepared for a variety of professional certifications, including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation offered by the CFA Institute.

Career OutLook: Steady Growth and Rewarding Salaries

Jobs in the business and finance sectors are projected to grow 7 percent between 2018 and 2028, an above-average rate that ensures ample opportunity for professionals with graduate-level degrees in finance.Some jobs in the field will see huge growth, with financial reporting managers expecting 18.7 percent increase in demand.2

Salaries are strong as well, with financial reporting managers earning a median salary of $106,542, and financial planning managers at a median $103,002.2

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Industry-Standard Expertise with a Global Perspective

The University of Scranton is committed to developing financial professionals who appreciate the importance of ethics and social responsibility.

Through the Master of Science in Finance, you will gain an enhanced understanding of the CFA Institute’s 10 areas of focus — such as quantitative methods, corporate finance, derivatives, and more.

With this preparation, you’ll graduate ready to pursue your Chartered Financial Analyst certification.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

You’ll complete this program ready to:

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Master of Science in Finance program from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

*For Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Intersession 2021 and Spring 2021 terms, the GMAT/GRE requirement will be waived for the online MS in Finance program, due to testing limitations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be asked to provide a written response to a case study depicting a hypothetical business scenario. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The Master of Science in Finance program at Scranton consists of 30 credit hours and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Professionals With Real-World Experience

In the MSF program, you will work with widely published, multi-awarded Scranton faculty who have decades of professional experience in finance.

Faculty hold the highest degrees in their discipline and they’re committed to pushing financial practice forward. Their mix of academic knowledge and real-world experience truly sets this program apart.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

You can complete the MS in Finance program in one year. Students must finish the program in less than six years.

Professionals with a MS in Finance degree can expect plenty of opportunities in the continuously evolving finance industry with roles such as a personal financial advisor, a financial examiner, a financial analyst and more. Our program will help you to develop your analytical and leadership skills that you can put to good use in any number of positions.

Learn more about your career options on our career outlook page

Yes. Students applying for the MS in Finance program should have at least three years of work experience in a supervisory or professional role.

An MS in Finance degree from The University of Scranton costs $965 per credit hour with a total estimated tuition of $28,950.

Students can choose to attend this program on a full- or part-time basis.

For the MS in Finance degree, you’ll be expected to complete 10 courses, totaling 30 credit hours. Our curriculum includes eight mandatory core courses and your choice of two elective courses. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a residency on campus, if you so choose. 

Learn more about your course options on our curriculum page.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2019 September 4). Business and Financial Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm.
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved November 22, 2019.