The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) at Eastern Michigan University is a 30-credit hour AACSB-accredited program for recent graduates and working professionals. The program is delivered in an accelerated, fully online format over five consecutive 7.5-week semesters, allowing completion of the 30-hour core requirements in only 10 months. The STEM-designated program covers topics in corporate finance, financial reporting, fixed income, derivatives, investments, portfolio management, wealth planning, and equity investments.  The program provides a strong foundation to sit for all three levels of the CFA exams.

Currently accepting applications for the Fall 2024 semester. GMAT/GRE waived for qualified candidates. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Program Information

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    • Accelerated 30-credit hour curriculum allows students to complete the program in 10 months.
    • Our program is lock-step, so students begin the program at the same time as their peers. This way students benefit from collaborating and building strong relationships with their cohorts and receive a strong level of faculty support.
    • The program covers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Body of Knowledge providing a strong foundation to sit for all three levels of the CFA exams. This credential is awarded by the CFA Institute and widely considered to be one of the most prestigious professional designations in finance.
    • An investment learning lab equipped with Bloomberg terminals will provide strong, practical application of the program's theoretical foundations.
    • The STEM-designated program offers students the ability to develop or enhance applied quantitative skills, robust analytics, and advanced critical thinking skills. 
    • A thesis option is available to students considering a Ph.D. program after completion of the MSF.
    • Enhance job market potential with advanced financial and quantitative skills allowing you to add immediate value.
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    Students must complete 30 credit hours of core courses and maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA.
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    Foundational Requirements: 6 hours

    • ACC 501 - Accounting Principles 3 hrs (or equivalent) with a B or higher
    • ECON 500 - Foundations of Economic Analysis 3 hrs (or equivalent) with a B or higher

    Course equivalents must be from an AACSB-accredited university and approved by the finance faculty. Equivalency exams may be allowed in some cases.

    Students that are required to take ACC 501 and ECON 500 have the option to enroll in these courses the summer prior to their first fall semester or to take ACC 501 their first semester and ECON 500 their second semester. International students requiring 9 credit hours a semester must take these courses during their first and second semesters.

    Core Requirements: 30 hours

    • FIN 501 - Quantitative Methods in Finance 3 hrs
    • FIN 601 - Corporate Finance 3 hrs
    • FIN 611 - Financial Statement Analysis 3 hrs
    • FIN 621 - Securities Analysis 3 hrs
    • FIN 631 - Financial Markets and Institutions 3 hrs
    • FIN 641 - Fixed Income Analysis 3 hrs
    • FIN 651 - Portfolio Management 3 hrs
    • FIN 661 - Advanced Financial Management 3 hrs
    • FIN 671 - Risk Management/Derivatives 3 hrs
    • FIN 691 - MSF Capstone 3 hrs

    Thesis (Optional): 0-6 hours

    In addition to the core 30 credit hour required courses, students can take an optional 4 - 6 credits of thesis coursework during the fall and winter semesters of their second year.

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    Tuition rates are approved by the Board of Regents in June of each year. In-state tuition for the MSF program for the 2022-23 academic year is approximately $1286 per credit hour; non-resident tuition approximately $1974 per credit hour.  Graduate assistantship information can be found here.

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