The master of science (MS)* in finance is designed to provide a quantitative and comprehensive examination of the finance field. Students will advance through corporate finance, investments, and markets and institutions. Additionally, students will experience significant exposure to supporting coursework in the closely related fields of accounting and economics. A capstone experience will tie together the major finance topics, with a significant focus on mergers and acquisitions, and will expose students to literature, and the analysis thereof, pertinent to the field.
After a comprehensive examination of the field, students may choose their electives to satisfy their specific career goals. Students desiring to take advanced certification, such as the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) or CFP (Certified Financial Planner), will want to take advanced courses in Derivatives, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Investments and Portfolio Management, while students interested in pursuing careers in other fields may want to take Entrepreneurial Finance, or similar advanced topics offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.
*NOTE: The master of science (MS) degree is abbreviated as MSc when completed in Vienna with Austrian accreditation.
The master of science in finance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Students can determine the value of financial assets.
- Students can analyze the financial decisions of a corporation.
- Students can evaluate credit and interest rate risk.