M.S. Programs in Finance at U.S. Universities
Compiled and maintained by Don Chance
The following is a set of links to
specialty masters programs in finance. To be included on this
list, a program must
- be a U. S. university (sorry, I cannot
handle the large number of programs outside of the U. S., many of
which cannot be distinguished from MBA programs. You may want to
check out the site
www.mim-compass.com, which is maintained by Thomas Graf of IE
Business School of Madrid, which provides some information on masters
programs in business.
- offer a masters designated as master of
science, master of arts, master of finance, master of science in
finance, but not master of business administration
- not be in financial engineering,
quantitative finance, financial mathematics, mathematical finance,
computational finance, etc.; this list may not be inclusive of all
possible variations of finance that are excluded. See
www.global-derivatives.com for a list of those programs.
Their list also includes most of these as well.
- Be a traditional in-class program.
This means no online programs. In addition, extension programs
and programs offered by liberal arts divisions are not included.
(Yes, there are masters programs in finance of these types, but I am
not including them.)
You can email me with suggestions for
consideration and corrected links:
email@example.com. Be sure you send the link, not just the
name of the school.
GO NO FURTHER UNTIL
YOU HAVE READ THE FOLLOWING:
- This list is provided "as-is." The
links and the information may not be accurate (I will correct any that
you make me aware of).
- No, I do not know of rankings of programs.
- Prospective students: Do
not ask me questions or advice about these programs or your career
plans. Please be considerate. I cannot serve as an
advisor for everyone who sees this list and emails me. I know
this sounds arrogant, but I simply cannot get engaged in these types
of discussions with anyone who finds it easy to email me.
Accept this list as an offer with no customer service
attached. (But see below)
- Prospective students (again): Here's some general advice. Find a professor you had who
you like and did well in that course. Naturally this should
be a finance professor, but if you did not have one, go for an
economics professor. (If you have not had economics, you
should not be considering an MS in finance.) Talk to him or
her. Also, pick out a couple of schools with masters
programs that sound interesting and contact them. Ask to
speak to someone involved in the program. These two people
should be able to answer your questions and give you good
advice. Once you narrow down your choices, talk more to the
schools and also try to talk to some students in the
program. Find out if the program has met their
expectations. I hope this helps.
Another very useful resource: Masters in Finance HQ
Finally, I invite you to consider the LSU
Master of Science in Finance Program. [OK, I know this is
a shameless promotional, but I run this web site and get nothing out
of it. Therefore, I am taking this opportunity to plug our own
MS program.] LSU has been offering M.S. degrees in finance
for at least four decades. We typically have 15-30 students in
each beginning class. Graduating students are currently placing
very well. There is no specific specialty, so you can tailor your
own program. The most common career path of our recent graduates
is asset management. So I invite you to check out the web site of
Master of Science in Finance program. For any questions,
please contact the program director (not me), who is identified at the
link provided here.
Now, what you've been waiting for.
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Last updated: anuary 17, 2021