Ton Barkley, Professor of Practice, 334 Whitman School of Management, 315-443-8107, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Science in Finance challenges students to develop a thorough understanding of the global framework of finance and proceed to concentrate their efforts in selected areas of the discipline, such as corporate finance or investments. The preparation afforded to students desiring in-depth knowledge of finance must be commensurate with the increased complexity of the financial environment, as exemplified by greater opportunities and risks, larger array of products and financial management strategies, and greater degree of competition in the market for properly trained graduates. The Whitman School provides this knowledge through excellent and diverse year-round programs offered by an outstanding faculty.
The M.S. in Finance places emphasis on attracting highly qualified students from around the globe and building a challenging program with an excellent reputation. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have an understanding of the field of finance and the ability to use the appropriate theory and methodology to excel in today’s global financial environment.
The Whitman MS in Finance can be completed with 30 credits (typically one year) by students with academic backgrounds in finance, economics, accounting, and business. Students without academic backgrounds in these areas should expect to take up to an additional nine hours of foundation courses as part of the program. The MS Finance program advisor reviews each student’s academic background and designs a program personally suited for the student.
The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.
Students are required to take the GMAT as part of the application process. Applicants will be considered for the program based on their GMAT score, previous academic experience, work experience, professional references, and personal statements.
Students entering the program should have appropriate background in accounting, economics, finance, and quantitative methods. If necessary, students will register for one or more of the available refresher courses.
Merit-based financial support is awarded based on a student’s admission application. These awards are highly competitive and are available to both U.S. and international full-time students. Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, ProgramFederal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs.