Online Master's Degree in Finance

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Get Ahead with an ACBSP Accredited Degree

As an expert in finance, high-quality leadership is crucial to the success and growth of individual clients and organizations. Professionals with a Master’s Degree in finance industry can expect similar responsibilities to the following:


Develop and nurture business relationships with clients.

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Assess financial status with interview and data gathering skills.

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Implement cash management strategies.


Calculate debt repayment schedules and manage risk.


What will I learn in this degree?

Hone your leadership abilities, gain international perspectives, and operational skills in finance with an online master's degree from CSU Global. Not only will you enhance the knowledge and experience you already have, but you add new expertise in the following vital areas of finance:

  • Financial management
  • Investment
  • Capital market analysis
  • Applied research
  • Quantitative skills

Additionally, you will use the latest technology and emerging business trends to shape how you create financial strategies, analyze financial risks and investments, and most importantly, make effective decisions. If you want to become a leader in the high stakes financial industry, earning your master’s in finance online will get you there.


Courses in this Degree

Core Degree Courses (30 Credits)

  • RES500* Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
    This course explores four major components of research for graduate program: business research and descriptive statistics, fundamentals of accounting analysis, fundamentals of financial analysis, and decision making through statistical and logical methods. The course includes quantitative methods to support research methodologies. The course is not intended to provide an in-depth study of these components but provides basic knowledge to support intensive learning that will occur in the core courses of their programs. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • BUS500** Foundations of Business
    This course provides a foundational survey of business topics including marketing, finance, accounting, management, law, economics, ethics, information systems, quantitative methods, and policy within domestic and global perspectives. The broad focus of the course provides students without a business undergraduate degree with foundational background information in business terminology and concepts that support entry-level knowledge for graduate-level study.
  • ORG502 Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice
    In this course, students gain an understanding of leading operational and strategic issues in public and private organizations facing accelerated social, economic, and technological changes. Students will examine organizational theory, strategic thinking, and theories guiding decision making, leadership, organizational culture, and change management.
  • FIN500 Principles of Finance
    Understand the principles and theories of finance to analyze statements and fiscal information for effective decision-making in today’s competitive environment.
  • FIN507 Bank Management
    This course examines the changing environment of com-mercial banks and banking services. Topics include the unique management challenges associated with regulatory changes, product innovations, financial reporting, and risk management. Recommended Prior Course: FIN500
  • FIN530 Corporate Finance
    This course builds on concepts covered in FIN 500 and provides a comprehensive array of skills to manage the finance function of a modern organization. It provides the necessary background both to understand and to apply financial management techniques in order to be successful in positions of business management. Topics include capital structure and dividend theory, valuation models, portfolio theory, advanced cash flow analysis , and weighted and marginal cost of capital within a capital rationing model. Recommended Prior Course: FIN500
  • FIN540 Investments
    The course provides a broad and detailed overview of the investment portfolio segment within the financial planning process. Students in the course will learn the basics of investments and explore theories and methods as they relate to the individual client. Topics covered include efficient market hypothesis theories, securities valuation concepts, investment portfolio theory, investment strategies, asset allocation and diversification, and portfolio construction. Recommended Prior Course: FIN500.
  • FIN550 Financial Markets and Institutions
    This course presents an overview of the roles played by the various markets, institutions, and financial authorities. Specific topics include an introduction the U.S. financial system, the supply and demand for loan funds, securities, and obligations. Emphasis is placed upon policy effects of financial institutions and markets upon various sectors of the economy.
  • FIN570 Insurance and Risk Management
    This course provides an understanding of how large-scale complex risk can be quantified, managed, and architected. Students learn to identify the business and technical issues, regulatory requirements and techniques to measure and report risk across a major organization. Recommended Prior Course: FIN500
  • FIN580 Capstone — Finance
    The goal of this capstone course is to integrate all essential concepts in financial decision-making. Students will develop a comprehensive capstone project that can be applied to a place of employment or within the financial sector. Recommended Prior Courses: All required program courses.

* Master’s Plus - Some Master of Finance students may also be required to take RES500 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree is 39 credits.
** Students who do not have a previous degree from an an ACBSP-accredited program must complete BUS500 before completing other program requirements. Once the undergraduate program evaluation is completed, students whose prior degree does not meet the requirements will complete BUS500, rather than RES500 or RES501.  Provisionally admitted students whose undergraduate degree meets the requirements will complete RES500 or RES501, rather than BUS500.

Degree Specialization (12 Credits)

When you earn your master's degree through CSU Global, you will customize it with a graduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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How much will my degree cost?

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Your Master’s in Finance from CSU Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which means it will be recognized and respected by employers.


Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.


In additon to Best Student Support, CSU Global's Master’s in Finance Degree Program was ranked #2 by Online Masters.


CSU Global is ranked 13 in The 20 Best Online Master’s in Finance Degree Programs by The Best Schools.


In Best Colleges’ Schools of Distinction standings, CSU Global earns one of only 15 gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs.


Guide to Online Schools identifies CSU Global as one of the top military-friendly online institutions.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Master’s Degree

Earning your online master’s degree through CSU Global provides you with more than just the diploma you need to get noticed. With an emphasis on real world concepts and career-relevant skills, you get training and experience along with your credit hours. Additionally, CSU Global strives to make your education as affordable as possible. With our Tuition Guarantee, your tuition rate won’t increase over time! Instead, you’ll enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU Global.



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Learn Valuable Skills

Master’s in Finance students graduate with an abundance of skills for solid decision-making, adaptation within changing global business environments, ethical standards, and theory application and practice from a managerial perspective. Additional outcomes include the following:

  • Perform financial statement analysis and valuation of organizations.
  • Analyze the roles and impacts of risk and uncertainty.
  • Demonstrate skill in security analysis and portfolio management.
  • Apply pricing and uses of standard derivative instruments.
  • Confidently present research and analysis in a logical and coherent manner.

Career Outlook

Career Ladder

Download the Master's in Finance Career Ladder to see job title and responsibility progressions from Entry Level to Executive/C-level in banking, investment finance, and corporate finance.

1,229,100 Openings Due to Growth, Replacement, and Retirement

Between 2014 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a significant number of available jobs in finance. Will you have the skills necessary to land the job you deserve?

$146,830 Median Pay for Financial Managers

According to the BLS, the average annual salary for financial managers is more than $146k.

Budget Analyst, Personal Financial Advisor, Financial Risk Management Analyst

Potential job titles that include working with people, mathematics, structure, details, and new technology. Are you ready to invest in your finance future?


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