Master's in Applied Finance in USA

Compare Masters Programs in Applied Finance in USA 2016/2017

Applied Finance

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The field of applied finance is the study of how various business models impact financial results. Studying applied finance may lead to employment with institutions such as those providing financial planning services, brokerage firms or commercial banking companies.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master Programs in Applied Finance in USA 2016/2017

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Master of Finance

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. [+]

Best Masters in Applied Finance in USA 2016/2017. Globalization, rapid advances in computational technology, unprecedented financial innovation and shifting regulatory regimes have all contributed to additional job opportunities for finance professionals with education beyond a bachelor's degree. The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. By providing a comprehensive overview of the entire field of finance, with an emphasis on empirical methods and applications, the three-quarter (48 quarter units) MFin program will enable finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepare students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the CFA and GRP. Some possible career paths for MFin students: Investment management Investment banking Corporate finance Private wealth management Risk management Asset Management Quantitative Research Equities Trading Application Deadlines Fall 2016 Admission December 15, 2015 January 15, 2016 March 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 Final Deadlines: International: June 1, 2016 Domestic: September 1, 2016 Master of Finance Admission Criteria The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants. [-]

Master of Finance

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time 11 - 18 months September 2017 USA New Orleans

Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. [+]

Master of Finance Program Overview Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields within finance, including: corporate finance, equities, fixed income, derivatives, asset management, leveraged finance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, private banking, financial consulting, public finance, and finance departments of large corporations. The program is created and taught by Freeman Finance faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in corporate finance and investments. Coursework includes core courses in finance and accounting and the ability to take electives within a student's area of interest such as Energy, Investment Banking, Asset Management, or Real Estate. The Tulane MFIN program also offers an Energy Specialization or a Banking and Financial Services Specialization. While the curriculum provides an in depth study of equity analysis, valuation, fixed income analytics, derivatives, and risk management, students are also able to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom through participation in courses that provide real-world experience such as the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund, Aaron Selber Jr. course in Alternative Investments and the Freeman Reports Equity Analysis program. The Freeman Career Management Center works with students in the program to develop professional opportunities. Unique Freeman events like Freeman Days in New York, Houston, Chicago, and New Orleans help students develop networks within the larger financial markets. Ranked #4 in the U.S. and #30 in the world by Financial Times in 2014. Freeman is a Program Partner with the CFA Institute, which means the course content of the Tulane MFIN covers a significant portion of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge. Curriculum This curriculum has been designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program, and it also reflects input from industry professionals about the types of skills they want potential employees to possess. The program focuses on developing strong fundamental analysis skills and uses practical applications to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom. Students experience real-world finance through analyzing cases, completing projects and building financial models. Communication skills are enhanced through a financial communications class, written projects and presentations of student financial analysis. These courses provide hands-on experience and career building skills. The MFIN program curriculum is an 11 or 18 month, 34 credit, graduate program beginning each summer. The courses are as follows: Summer Semester (6 credit hours) Corporate Finance (3 credits) Financial Reporting I (3 credits) Career Management Course (0 credits) Fall Semester (16 credit hours) Financial Communications (3 credits) Fixed Income Analytics (3 credits)* Financial Reporting II (4 credits) Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits) Valuation (3 credits) Spring Semester (12 credit hours) Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits) Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits) or Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits) Elective Course (3 credits)* Elective Course (3 credits) Assessment of Program Learning (0 credits) * Can be deferred to following Fall for 18 month option. [-]

MSJ - Financial Services Compliance

Seton Hall University, School of Law
Online Full time Part time May 2017 USA Newark

Prepare for the new regulatory reality in the financial services industry. [+]

Best Masters in Applied Finance in USA 2016/2017. While corporations of all sorts faced increased regulatory burdens following the Enron scandal and the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, in the post Lehman Brothers world financial institutions of all sizes face a new regulatory reality. The Dodd-Frank Act, and related developments like Basel III and a flood of pronouncements from the Financial Stability Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and International Organization of Securities Commissions, have resulted in a massive increase in the need for compliance professionals that are attuned to the specific needs of the financial industry. Seton Hall Law School has paired its compliance knowledge with its internationally known corporate law faculty to meet the needs of the financial services industry. The online master's degree in Financial Services Compliance will teach you about the relevant law surrounding your industry, and how to apply that knowledge to real-life situations. You will graduate from this Master's program with enhanced personal marketability and be able to effectively analyze and respond to myriad compliance issues you encounter on a daily basis. The MSJ in Financial Services Compliance can be completed entirely online, taking only one class at a time. There is no residency requirement. All classes follow an 8-week format that offers optimum flexibility for individuals who have work and family commitments. Financial aid is available for eligible students. CURRICULUM The below courses make up the required curriculum: Introduction to Law & Legal Writing | 8 Weeks Introduction to Contracts and Torts | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Law | 8 Weeks Corporate Compliance and Government Enforcement | 8 Weeks Securities Regulation & Compliance | 8 Weeks Students must take two courses from the list below: Risk Management of Financial Institutions | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Finance | 8 Weeks Regulatory Depository Banks | 8 Weeks Regulating Broker-Dealers | 8 Weeks Regulating Investment Advisors & Funds | 8 Weeks Regulating Insurance Companies | 8 Weeks Remaining credits are satisfied by approved electives. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE. [-]

Specialized Master of Finance

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 USA Columbus

In today’s rapidly changing financial world, you are expected to master analytical, leadership, and critical thinking skills — and be able to put those skills into immediate practice. [+]

Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Specialized Master of Finance (SMF) program at Fisher College of Business prepares students for successful careers in the finance industry. In 2014, over 90% of Fisher graduates secure jobs within six months of graduation. At Fisher, you will find a unique combination of benefits that separates a Fisher SMF from the pack: Dedicated support from our SMF career management team. In 2014, SMF graduates were recruited by top companies including JP Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. A specialization in your area of interest. Focus in corporate finance, investment management, risk management or real estate and prepare for the career you desire. Fisher’s intentionally small size, which helps you build deeper relationships and a stronger network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff. This unique combination sets the Fisher SMF apart and enables our students to find the career success they desire. We’d love to chat more about your career aspirations and how a Fisher SMF might help you reach them. Fill out the form to the right to join our mailing list and learn more about Fisher’s SMF program. [-]