Master of Science (MS) in Finance

The University of Dallas’ M.S. Finance program equips professionals with an intensive education in investments, corporate finance, accounting, business analytics, ethics and sustainability. Graduates of the master's program are well prepared for careers in finance including investment professionals, security analysis and portfolio management, corporate financial management and financial advising.

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What Will I Study?

Finance students gain the knowledge that can help them identify and measure financial risk, develop strategies to mitigate it, and assess a company’s financial strategy and decisions.

While focusing on maintaining confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, the MS in Finance program covers all domains of Finance required for the CFA Level 1 exam.

CFA Affiliate Institution

 MS Finance Course Topics Include:

  •  Portfolio Management
  •  Corporate Valuation
  •  Investments
  •  Derivatives
  •  Data Analysis for Decision Making
  •  International Finance Markets
  •  Intermediate Managerial Finance
  •  Business and Society

What Kind of Commitment Am I Making?

  •  33-HOUR PROGRAM
  •  CAN BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 1-2 YEARS
  •  ONLINE OR ON-CAMPUS
  •  $1,250 PER CREDIT HOUR

Enterprise Architecture

The M.S. in Finance is a 33-hour program comprised of ten classes that cover a range of finance topics. For the typical working professional taking two classes per semester, the M.S. in finance program can be completed in about 1-2 years

Where Will a Career in Finance Take Me?

Students who complete this degree often pursue careers in areas such as financial analysis, investment banking, financial advising and operations analysis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs. Globalization and a growing economy are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for financial occupations.

The median annual wage for financial occupations was $67,710 in May 2017 and with an increasing demand for the occupation, the median wage is only expected to go higher.

Career options include professions such as:

  •  Financial Analyst
  •  Financial Advisor
  •  Business Analyst
  •  Operations Analyst
  •  Investment Banker
  •  Budget Analyst
  •  Retail Logistics Finance

Managing Real Money

A hallmark of our program is the Student Managed Investment Fund. The SMIF is a live portfolio actively managed by our students. The mission of the SMIF at the University of Dallas is to enhance students' academic pursuits in the study of finance by offering exposure and participation in investment research/analysis and portfolio management/strategies. Learn More

Joshua Patton The class sizes and work ethic of professors facilitated a great learning environment in which questions and concepts could be easily addressed to provide deeper levels of understanding. There was a true exchange of expertise and ideas, and it made for a very fulfilling educational experience. - Josh Patton, M.S. Finance '19
Lin Ling The most valuable part of my education at UD has been the confidence I gained. I am prepared to deal with financial jobs in the real world and I get to keep learning and challenging myself. Ling Lin, M.S. Finance '18, Morgan Stanley

CFA Institute Recognized

The University of Dallas M.S. Finance Program is affiliated with the CFA Institute and prepares students to take the CFA Level 1 exam and seek to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. This designation is achieved by passing a series of three rigorous exams adhering to code of ethics and standards of practice observed by the CFA Institute. The University of Dallas' M.S. Finance program is one of 150 universities worldwide recognized as a CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program. 

Program Rankings

The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019No. 29 | The Best Online MBA in Finance Degree Programs, 2019
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The University of Dallas ranked 29th among the 48 best online MBA in Finance degree programs in the nation and earned the title of "The Best School for Working Students." The flexible online coursework allows students to earn their MBA while continuing to work and advance in their careers. 

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Earn Microcredentials as You Study

microcredentialsUpon successful completion of required coursework, students receive a verified microcredential (digital badge) from the University of Dallas. Microcredentials offer immediate value to current employers and demonstrate mastery of in-demand skills to potential future employers. Microcredentials can be displayed with a special digital badge on LinkedIn accounts and on a personal resume or CV. Through Acclaim, your accomplishment can be verified and recognized internationally by employers and hiring managers.