Advance Your Career in a Rapidly Growing Sector
Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment will lead to further growth in business and financial occupations — including more than 700,000 new jobs from 2021 to 2031.1
That growth brings more demand for high-level professionals with a nuanced understanding of finance and the skills needed to navigate the ever-changing financial landscape.
- 7% projected growth in business and financial occupations from 2021 to 20311
- This sector is projected to add 715,100 new jobs from 2021 to 20311
- From 2021 to 2031, employers are expected to have an average of 71,300 openings for financial manager jobs annually2
With a Master of Science in Finance degree program, you’ll prepare for several career opportunities, such as financial analyst roles in the business, government, and non-profit sectors.3
The MS in Finance is ideal for those looking to move up and gain advanced financial management, quantitative analysis, and managerial economics abilities.
Financial analysts evaluate investment opportunities and current market trends, helping businesses and individuals make wise investment decisions — as well as identifying any potential challenges that an organization might face. They are usually employed by banks, pension or mutual funds, securities firms, insurance companies or business media.3
Overall, a financial manager is responsible for directing and planning the financial activities of a company or organization.4 In addition to preparing financial statements, business activity reports and forecasts, financial managers could also be responsible for reducing organizational costs, finding expansion opportunities and ensuring that legal requirements are met.2
Additional roles for Master of Science in Finance graduates:
- Financial Examiners
- Financial Specialists
- Personal Financial Advisors
- Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Agent
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Applicable Skills: Set Yourself Apart From the Competition
When you complete this program, you will be able to:
- Apply your knowledge of the core concepts of finance.
- Analyze information with the purpose of making sound financial decisions.
- Use statistical/econometric techniques to identify and evaluate complex financial issues.
- Write comprehensive research reports and recommend solutions to managers and investors based on your findings.
- Evaluate financial decisions within an ethical framework, on the basis of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Choose from Two Specializations
Expand your career opportunities with focused training in financial analytical skills.
Finance, MS: Financial Analytics
Gain a deep understanding of financial analysis to succeed in a technology-driven finance industry.
Finance, MS: Corporate Finance and Investments
Gain managerial and analytical skills to succeed in corporate finance, asset management or investment banking.
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- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2022 September 8). Business and Financial Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2022 September 8). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2023 February 26). Financial Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
- Burning Glass Technologies: Labor InsightTM. Retrieved November 22, 2019.