Master of Science in Finance
About the Program
Master of Science: 54.0 quarter credits
The MS in Finance is designed to meet the needs of individuals who plan specialized careers in finance or financial consulting in business or industrial firms, investment management and advisory firms, consulting firms, public accounting firms, or banking and financial institutions.
The program has a more focused curriculum than the MBA, allowing students to expand their understanding of finance for advancement in the field. The program is for those interested in establishing a career in finance or financial services, seeking career advancement or making a career change to the field. Many students ultimately seek to achieve the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
- Like the MBA program, the MS in Finance program can include an internship or consulting experience with an employer in the finance field.
- Due to course sequencing, students enrolling in the MS in Finance program begin in the fall quarter.
Drexel University also offers offer a full-time M.S. Finance program at the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, California. Please visit the Sacramento Center's website for additional information.
The following items are required for admissions consideration:
- GMAT score
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- TOEFL score (for international students)
The admission committee will evaluate your candidacy based on test scores and undergraduate GPA, with some consideration given for work experience. Work experience is preferred and will enhance the composite admission score, but is not mandatory. There is no specific minimum score requirement for GMAT and/or TOEFL as admission is based on a composite score. However, the average GMAT for current graduate students is approximately 600 and TOEFL scores usually exceeds 90.
Please contact Drexel LeBow's Graduate Admissions Office directly with any questions concerning required entrance exams (such as the GMAT), evaluation of undergraduate or graduate records (grades, scores, total years and subjects studied, etc.), and any other issues regarding application to the College's MS in Finance program.
|BUSN 505||Financial Performance of the Firm - Accounting||1.5|
|BUSN 506||Financial Performance of the Firm - Finance||1.5|
|BUSN 507||Essentials of Economics I||1.5|
|BUSN 508||Essentials of Economics II||1.5|
|Required Core Courses|
|STAT 601||Business Statistics||3.0|
|ECON 601||Managerial Economics||3.0|
|ACCT 601||Managerial Accounting||3.0|
|OPR 601||Managerial Decision Models and Simulation||3.0|
|Required Finance Courses|
|FIN 601||Corporate Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 602||Advanced Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 622||Financial Institutions & Markets||3.0|
|FIN 626||Investment Management||3.0|
|FIN 642||Business Conditions and Forecasting||3.0|
|FIN 790||Seminar in Finance||3.0|
|or FIN 794||Seminar in Investments|
|Elective Graduate Courses *|
|Select six of the following:||18.0|
|Mergers and Acquisitions|
|International Financial Management|
|Comparative Financial Analysis|
|Statistical Decision Theory I|
|Applied Regression Analysis|
|Tax Policy Seminar|
|Special Topics in Business|
At least three electives must be finance courses. Courses other than those listed are acceptable with approval of the Finance Department Head or the MS Finance Advisor.
Additional specialization can be achieved by concentrating the seven electives in one of the following fields: banking, investments, or systems management.
Major advances in the technologies used in the corporate world are being constantly matched by upgrades on campus. LeBow College classrooms and seminar rooms are designed as professional-quality settings for student discussions and presentations.
Centers of Excellence are catalysts for research and innovation, think tanks for nationally significant trends and issues, and incubators for opportunities in business and integration among disciplines. LeBow's Centers of Excellence provide students with meaningful experiential learning and impact the performance of business in our region and around the world.
- Center for International Business and Economics
- Center for Corporate Governance
- Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership
- Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology
- Center for Research Excellence
- Center for Teaching Excellence
The LeBow Network sponsors forums, lectures and events. These events enhance the educational experience and provide opportunities for students to meet and interact with fellow professionals
Student organizations such as LeBow Graduate Student Association (LGSA) and Drexel Women in Business (DWIB) make the LeBow experience more comprehensive.
Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center
Housed in the Center for Corporate and Executive Education in the state-of-the-art Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center at 33rd and Market, the Executive MBA program is LeBow's accelerated and integrated program designed to enable experienced professionals to leverage valuable work experience to maximize their leadership potential.
Made possible by a generous gift from George Krall '58 and his wife, Lois, the Center features the latest in classroom decor and technology, flexibly designed to comfortably accommodate business professionals.
Thanks to the gracious generosity of Drexel Trustee Melba Pearlstein and her family, LeBow students now have the distinct advantage of learning the intricacies of business in an ultramodern facility that combines high technology classrooms with a sophisticated corporate learning environment.
The Pearlstein Center includes:
- State-of-the art classrooms, flexibly designed to comfortably accommodate executives in classroom instruction.
- A multi-purpose room for breakout sessions, buffet lunches, or an additional classroom.
- A workroom where students may send/receive faxes, photocopy materials, prepare and revise classroom assignments and presentations.