Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 54.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3031; 13-2031; 13-2041; 13-2051
About the Program
The MS in Finance program 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.
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 501||Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance||3.0|
|BUSN 502||Essentials of Economics||3.0|
|Required Core Courses|
|STAT 610||Statistics for Business Analytics||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|
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 six electives in one of the following fields: banking, investments, or systems management.