Advanced Analytic Skills for Finance Professionals
The online MSF in Financial Analytics program at The University of Scranton focuses on the business analytics skills needed for financial analysis, financial research and risk management.
In this STEM-designated program, you will learn to interpret data and help organizations make decisions about revenue opportunities, risk management, capital movement and long-term goals.
With Your MSF in Financial Analysis, You Will:
- Understand the use of data analytics and financial modeling to support decision-making.
- Develop your knowledge of business modeling, forecasting and simulation.
- Be particularly equipped for industries that use large amounts of data, such as healthcare, technology and financial services.
Curriculum: Cutting-Edge Financial Analysis Skills
The Financial Analytics specialization combines core financial principles with advanced training in business analytics. The curriculum explores data mining, visualization, modeling and software tools, along with financial management and theory.
- FIN 583 Investment Analysis
- FIN 588 Quantitative Analysis Finance
- BUAN 572 Data Mining
- BUAN 574 Business Forecasting Models
Career Outlook: Relevant Skills for 21st-Century Finance
The business and finance sector is forecast for 7 percent job growth over the next decade,1 and jobs for financial managers2 and analysts3 are expected to grow faster than the industry overall. Corporations are increasingly looking to financial leaders to interpret data and inform decision-making, so the long-term outlook for finance professionals is bright.
Financial Manager $131,710 Median annual salary2
Financial Analyst $95,570 Median annual salary3
Customize You Area of Study
Broaden your opportunities in finance with specialized training in either corporate finance or financial analytics.
Finance, MS: Corporate Finance and Investments
Gain managerial and analytical skills to succeed in corporate finance, asset management or investment banking.
Finance, MS: Financial Analytics
Gain a deep understanding of financial analysis to succeed in a technology-driven finance industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The online Master of Science in Finance program requires the completion of 30 credits. You can review the courses now.
Yes, students in the program must choose one of two specializations. The Corporate Finance and Investments specialization focuses on financial management, including decision-making skills, capital budgeting and financial analysis. The Financial Analytics specialization focuses on advanced business analytics skills to interpret data and address the challenges of an increasingly technology-intensive finance industry. Learn more about this program here.
The online Master of Science in Finance program accepts up to 6 transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.
The online program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full-time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully. Learn more about the courses for this program here.
The online Master of Science in Finance program does not require work experience. If you do not have work experience in finance, you may be required to take the GMAT. To learn more about our admissions process, visit our admissions page.
- Business and Financial Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 26, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm.
- Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 26, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
- Financial Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved April 26, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.