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Online MSF Curriculum

Master the Values, Skills, and Knowledge Needed for the New Future of Finance

The curriculum in the online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree uniquely prepares today’s professionals to step into senior-level finance positions. Framed by the University’s Jesuit values, and aligned to the professional standards of the CFA Institute’s six areas of focus, it builds a foundation of the values and skills that speak to the industry’s immediate need for leaders who view the profession and its challenges through an ethical lens.

Prepare to Prove Your Professional Standard

Senior finance executives will be impressed with the academic rigor and experiential quality of learning you receive in your online MSF at The University of Scranton. These attributes point to your capabilities to act as an ethical leader in their firm:

  • AACSB Accreditation Proves a Quality Education
    Students in the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management experience a demanding curriculum developed by a faculty of award-winning teachers and researchers. Graduates are armed with greater skills and richer experiences to meet tough personal and professional challenges.
  • Jesuit Mission Develops an Ingrained, Ethical Lens
    Our core teaching values draw from the Jesuit tradition of advancing social responsibility, ethics, and education for global justice. They foster an approach to finance that meets the demands of new ethical regulations and proves your capabilities to work within them — you become an ethical business leader and a strong role model. You’ll be a natural fit for financial leadership positions.
  • Curriculum Aligned to the CFA Institute’s 6 Areas of Focus
    The online MSF finance courses are developed according to the best practices of the Certified Financial Analyst Institute and focuses on:
    1. Putting investors first
    2. Safeguarding the system
    3. Financial knowledge
    4. Regulation and enforcement
    5. Retirement security
    6. Transparency and fairness
  • CFA Exam Preparation for Professional Success
    This advance curriculum prepares you to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world.

Learn More About the Online MSF Finance Courses That Will Make You a Standout Candidate

The online MSF at The University of Scranton delivers a modern education steeped in traditional Jesuit values, preparing you to lead within the newly envisioned finance industry.

The program requires 10 courses that can be completed in just 12 months with a full-time focus. See below for a full list of the finance classes offered through the online MSF program:

Core Courses
(24 credits)

FIN 508: Financial Management
FIN 582: Advanced Financial Management
FIN 583: Investment Analysis
FIN 585: Derivative Securities
FIN 586: Portfolio Theory
ECO 507: Managerial Economics
MGT 501: Responsibility, Sustainability & Justice
FIN 588: Quantitative Analysis of Finance

Elective Options — Pick 2
(6 credits)

FIN 581: Financial Institutions
FIN 584: International Finance
FIN 587: Treasury Management
ACC 527: Financial Reporting and Research
ECO 583: Macroeconomic Analysis: A Global Perspective

Optional 3-Day On-Campus Residency

Students are invited to participate in an optional on-campus residency once coursework is complete. The residency takes place during the week of the graduation ceremony in May. This interactive residency includes three days of coursework utilizing Bloomberg terminals located in the Alperin Financial Center.

Foundation Modules (1 credit each)

In addition to the online finance classes, students who need the appropriate foundational background will be required to take the modules listed below. Based on the student’s prior academic preparation and work experience, some or all of these one-credit modules may be waived.

  • MBA 501A: Statistics Module
  • MBA 502A: Financial Accounting Module
  • MBA 502B: Managerial Accounting Module
  • MBA 503A: Microeconomics Module
  • MBA 503B: Macroeconomics Module
  • MBA 503C: Finance Module

Take the Next Step

Discover how an online Master of Science in Finance from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.