MSc in Finance

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management

Program Description

MSc in Finance

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management


MS in Finance Program, a STEM Designated Program

Every aspect of the Whitman M.S. in finance program is designed to prepare you for success both during your time of study and throughout your career. A few of the many program benefits include:

  • Access to current market data, live news feeds, software for analysis and other resources used by professionals in the field
  • Preparation for Bloomberg certification and professional exams, such as CFA, FRM and
    CAIA designations
  • Participation in case and analysis competitions and Wall Street Prep Seminars
  • Established relationships between Whitman’s dedicated Career Center and prestigious firms, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Bloomberg


Our MS in Finance, a STEM designated program, requires completion of 30 credits. The program is designed to be completed in one academic year on a full-time basis but can be completed in two academic years by students who want to spread out their academic credits. While we prefer students with degrees in finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or other quantitative fields, we will consider students with other backgrounds as well. Students must have completed the following foundation courses to be considered for admission:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Data Analysis/Business Statistics
  • Economics for Managers

To view course descriptions for each of the courses listed, be sure to visit the online course catalog to learn more about each course.

Finance Courses

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • General Linear Models OR Time Series Analysis

Finance Electives (9 - 12 credits)

Electives in Other Related Areas (6 - 9 credits)

Specialty Area: Corporate Finance

  • Bank Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Offshore Finance

Preparing you for positions in:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Treasury

Specialty Area: Investments

  • Money and Banking
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Value Investing
  • Distress Investing

Preparing you for positions in:

  • Asset Management
  • Sales and Trading

Specialty Area: Risk Management

  • Operational Risk
  • Credit Risk
  • Corporate Financing Transactions

Preparing you for positions in:

  • Risk Management

Specialty Area: Real Estate

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment

Preparing you for positions in:

  • Brokerage
  • MBS/REIT Analysis
  • Property Management
  • Development

Program Costs

The estimated total cost for attending our MS in Finance STEM designated program for the 2018-2019 academic year is detailed in the chart below. This chart is based on a student taking 18 credits in year one and 12 credits in year two. Your actual costs will vary based on the number of credits you take each semester and how many semesters you take to complete the program. You must take at least 9 credits for each of your first three semesters to maintain a full-time graduate student status.

The amount of your tuition bill each semester will vary according to the number of credit hours for which you register. The basic graduate tuition rate for the 2018-2019 academic year is US$1,559 per credit hour.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
2 years
28,062 USD
Tuition: 1st Year: $28,062 / 2nd Year: $18,708
USA - Syracuse, New York
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