Master of Science in Finance
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Analyze financial data to support a given investment decision.
- Evaluate the historical investment performance of a security/portfolio, including calculating risk and return.
- Estimate the value of business entities (both public and private) using relevant financial data.
Applicants to the STEM designated M.S.F. program are considered for admission based on their undergraduate cumulative grade point averages, resumes, goal statements, and other criteria established by the faculty. Some candidates may be eligible for admission without the GMAT exam. For current admission requirements visit https://bloch.umkc.edu/graduate-program/msf/admissions/.
The master of science in finance (M.S.F.) is for students and executives seeking specialized training in finance in preparation for financial certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), as well as for acquiring career advancement skills in a variety of financial fields.
Our nationally and globally diverse faculty is comprised of experienced educators and recognized scholars who combine theory with practice to provide a balanced learning experience.
The M.S.F. is a 30 hour program and courses are offered in fall, spring and summer semesters. Students entering the program must meet prerequisites in accounting, finance and statistics. Most courses are offered in the evening and students can pursue the degree part-time or full-time.
The Master of Science in Finance consists of the following three main parts:
1. Core classes required of all M.S.F. students (15 hours)
2. Quantitative finance electives (6 hours)
3. Graduate electives as approved by the Finance Department Chair or designee (9 hours). See graduate finance course options below.
Total hours (30 hours)
An M.S.F. program of study must include 30 credit hours with a minimum of 24 hours of that course work completed at UMKC. Transfer credit will be considered in accordance with the guidelines in the Master’s Degrees Academic Regulations section of the catalog. A petition to substitute a higher-level class will be considered for students who have completed college-level course work comparable to required M.S.F. classes.
The core curriculum for all tracks includes the following courses:
|Financial Markets and Institutions
|Financial Statement Analysis
|Valuation/Mergers and Acquisitions
Students will select two of the following quantitative finance classes:
|Fixed Income Analysis
|Fundamentals of Fintech
For the remaining three courses (9 credit hours), in addition to other graduate electives approved by the Finance Department Chair or designee, other eligible finance courses include:
|Corporate Financial Strategy
|Management Of Financial Intermediaries
|Seminar In Finance