MS in Finance


Program Description


Manhattanville College’s Master of Science in Finance program focuses on going beyond the numbers to understand the greater impact finance has on an organization. The CFO's role in top organizations has evolved from crunching numbers to being the CEO’s strategic partner. The demand for smart, communicative, and thoughtful people in top finance positions will increase even more in the future. Gain an understanding of financial decision processes to maximize shareholder wealth, financial statement analysis, and financial institutions, and immerse yourself in current financial special topics in Manhattanville’s M.S. in Finance program.

The program offers three specializations: Corporate Finance, Investment Management, and Accounting.

Corporate Finance Specialization

Students in the Corporate Finance Specialization learn to manage money for institutions and corporations, take actions to increase the firm’s value to its shareholders, manage corporate assets and liabilities, and plan for the future. Classes in this specialization include Managerial Accounting, Financial Risk Management, and Treasury Operations.

Investment Management Specialization

Study investment management and gain the knowledge you need to raise and manage capital for institutions or individuals through the Investment Management Specialization. Learn how to be an analyst and advise, strategize, and support diversification and risk management. Investment Management classes include Investing and Security Analysis, Global Investments, and Options and Future Markets.

Accounting Specialization

For students whose undergraduate degree is in accounting, the Accounting Specialization provides the additional academic coursework needed for CPA licensure and adds a valuable and complementary financial dimension to the student's professional profile. This concentration provides valuable accounting skills to make one attractive in corporate financial positions. Accounting classes include Advanced Financial Accounting, Forensic Accounting, and Computer Auditing.

Central Location for Finance

Manhattanville College is located in Westchester County, nearby to New York City’s financial markets. In addition to the industry experts in the School of Business, Westchester is home to numerous Fortune 100/500 companies. This program provides a unique opportunity to study amongst leaders in the financial industry.

Convenient Program

Our Master’s in Finance program offers evening and weekend classes to fit busy schedules, as well as options to accelerate and complete the degree at your own pace. Manhattanville also provides many resources for graduate students, such as panels and workshops through the School of Business and the Women’s Leadership Institute.

Program Outcomes

Careers in finance are diverse and include areas such as financial services, financial planning, fund management, regulatory compliance, trading, financial management, banking, accounting, and investment management. The Master of Science in Finance program provides students with the foundation to help them prepare for the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, offered by the CFA Institute.

Application Requirements

We receive applications from all states and across the globe. We look for capable students with some work experience and a passion for what they are aspiring to do. We welcome new students, transfer students, those who have served in the military, and international students. Master’s in Finance students are admitted on a rolling basis. Interested in learning more? Request more information from the inquiry form to the right of this page.

Last updated Feb 2019

About the School

The Manhattanville School of Business (MSB) helps prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business. Students capitalize on the school’s industry-driven content, convenient evening or weekend for ... Read More

The Manhattanville School of Business (MSB) helps prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business. Students capitalize on the school’s industry-driven content, convenient evening or weekend formats, and extensive faculty and alumni network. Read less