Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

 


The 16-month Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is specially designed to allow participants to continue their professional responsibilities while earning an AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Finance degree. With courses offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings, our full-service, all-inclusive program is specially designed for those with busy personal and professional commitments as well as for those who prefer the experience of a structured cohort program. The Master of Science in Finance program trains current and future professionals for productive careers in financial management, investment banking, and investment management.

The program includes Bloomberg Certification and preparation courses for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.

The MSF program uses real-world applications and access to the top faculty in finance, complementing studies in the classroom to create a real-world learning experience. Courses are designed to develop abilities in critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. Future finance professionals will learn how to be adept at interpreting continually changing events and circumstances within this booming industry.

Upon completion of the MSF program, students will earn the Master of Science in Finance degree.

The Master of Science in Finance degree program begins each fall and spring semester.

COVID -19 Message
The On-campus master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is delivered through live synchronous sessions during scheduled class days and times on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Additionally, asynchronous class lectures and mini-lectures are recorded and accessible on demand to enhance class study in our digital learning management system, Canvas.

When Florida Atlantic University is permitted to reopen our campuses for physical attendance—as determined by the State University System—Executive Education will resume on-campus classroom attendance according to established regulations.  Physical attendance in the classroom will be optional until effective regulations allow for a full return to on-campus immersion.

The Spring 2021 MSF degree program begins Monday, January 11, 2021.

Master of Science in Finance Program Features

  • College of Business AACSB accreditation
  • Program starts January and August of each year
  • 16-month full-time, lockstep schedule
  • Flexible scheduling:
    • Meets every Monday and Wednesday, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Bloomberg Certification
  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) preparation courses
  • Optional Financial Analyst track
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Courses taught by world-class faculty
  • Dedicated state-of-the-art Executive Education facility
  • Trading Room: replicates a real-world trading experience

Bloomberg Certification

Master of Science in Finance students can become Bloomberg certified in either Equities and/or Fixed Income. The certification program includes recorded instructor-led demonstrations of the functionality of the Bloomberg terminal followed by exams which test the ability to properly use Bloomberg. MSF students can register at their convenience on any of the FAU Bloomberg terminals and will have 24/7 exclusive access to the Bloomberg Lab. Successful completion of the certification requires passing three introductory courses followed by five courses on equities or five courses on fixed income, depending on the certification being pursued.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Preparation Courses

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation is the globally-recognized standard for establishing professional credibility within the field of financial analysis. If you are a finance or investment professional, the CFA® credential will solidify your position as a competent and credible member of the finance profession, increase your marketability and salary potential, and certify your skills. Master of Science in Finance students interested in pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation can attend FAU Executive Educations CFA® preparation courses Level 1 & 2. Students can start the CFA® preparation courses in their last semester. Tuition for the program will be waived in the student’s final semester. Students must cover the cost of materials to attend the CFA® preparation courses.

The program allows participants to continue their professional responsibilities while earning a regionally-accredited MS in Finance degree as full-time graduate students. Each class begins and progresses through the program as a group, sharing the same sequence of classes and educational experiences.

 

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FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

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