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M.S. in Finance Online

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M.S. in Finance Online

The Rowan Experience
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Pursuing a Master of Science in Finance is an exceptional investment in your career. Our program provides a rigorous academic experience that combines quantitative techniques with practical and professional application. The program is designed to prepare students for financial analyst and financial planner positions in corporations and financial institutions.

Coursework also helps students to prepare for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) exams, the premier certifications in the finance field.

This program has a holistic approach to finance that presents quantitative techniques, practical experience and in-depth exposure to finance-related issues and research.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Finance Online program at Rowan University requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (s.h.) made up of 10 courses. Students must complete the Foundation Courses listed under Admissions Requirements prior to matriculating into the MS in Finance degree program.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Finance Online program.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 30 S.H.
FIN 04511 Quantitative Methods in Finance 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making 3
FIN 04600 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN 04530 Multinational Financial Management 3
FIN 04518 Derivative Securities & Financial Risk Management 3
FIN 04560 Fixed Income Securities 3
FIN 04520 Financial Modeling 3
FIN 04505 Advanced Financial Planning 3
FIN 04540 Financial Institutions Management 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation courses

    • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C"):

      • FC-1. Principles of Economics: A Survey (ECON 04303) OR BOTH Macroeconomics (ECON04101) & Microeconomics (ECON 04102)
      • FC-2. Foundations of Accounting (ACC 03405) OR BOTH Principles of Accounting (ACC 03210) I & Principles of Accounting II (ACC 03211)
      • FC-3. Calculus: Techniques and Applications (MATH 03125) OR Calculus I (MATH 01130)
      • FC-4. Statistics I (STAT 02260)
      • FC-5. Principles of Finance (FIN 04300) (Must be completed at a 4-year institution to fulfill foundation course requirements)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of official GRE or GMAT test results (minimum score of 450). Learn more about the GRE/GMAT waiver criteria.
  • Current professional resume
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Career Outlook

Today’s businesses are interested in hiring employees who have a high level of education, a depth of knowledge in the field, and a forward-thinking, innovative ability to help keep the company moving forward. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Your M.S. in Finance can provide advantages that will help you stand out from your peers.


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