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Online Master's Degree inFINANCE

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Your leadership role in finance awaits. Earn your master’s degree in this high-demand and rewarding field.

Overview

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Your love and natural aptitude for finance can carry you far in your career. A Master of Finance degree from CSU-Global can carry you further.

Being an expert in the financial field means you will develop business relationships with clients, assess their financial status, interview and gather data, implement cash management strategies, calculate debt repayment schedules and risk management, and more.

If you’re looking to be a leader in the high-stakes financial industry, earning your master’s degree online can get you further ahead, and leave you the time you need to focus on your career.

Earn Your Master's Degree In Finance

At CSU-Global, our Master of Finance degree program will familiarize you with the latest technology and emerging business trends to create financial strategies, analyze financial risks and investments, and make effective decisions – all skills that you will need to excel in the financial field.

Not only will you sharpen your financial skills and build upon your foundation of financial knowledge, but you will also learn the necessary skills to become a leader in the field of finance.

Master of finance Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. AVERAGE SALARY FOR FINANCE MANAGERS(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016) $121,750

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Ensure Quality with a ACBSP Accredited Degree

CSU-Global's master's degree in finance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body which means your degree will be recognized and respected by employers.


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Description

The Master of Finance program is designed to develop leadership, international perspectives, and operational skills in finance by focusing on career development that incorporates state-of-the-art nontraditional and emerging electronic formats. This program is intended to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students in the vital areas of financial management, investment, capital market analysis, applied research, and quantitative skills. The Master of Finance is additionally accredited by ACBSP, which accredits quality business programs across the globe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate solid analytical and financial decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing global business environments including formulating financial strategies in the global marketplace.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in ethical standards for financial decision making and leadership.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the theory and practice of finance from a managerial perspective.
  • Perform financial statement analysis and valuation of an organization to make informed decisions.
  • Analyze the roles and impacts of risk and uncertainty in decision making.
  • Demonstrate skill in security analysis and portfolio management.
  • Apply pricing and uses of standard derivative instruments.
  • Present research and analysis in a logical and coherent manner in both oral and written communication.

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Faculty

All courses are taught by qualified instructors with current industry experience. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in their fields, and are specially trained to teach online, so you and your fellow students can think more critically about how the subject matter applies to real-world situations.

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Career Outlook

Employment for financial managers is expected to grow 9% within the next seven years, slightly lower than the all-occupation average. That means that the best jobs are going to see stiff competition, and advanced degrees and qualifications will become more and more necessary to get ahead.

Although growth can vary by industry, job candidates with a demonstrable mastery of the field will enjoy the best job prospects and higher earning potential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning your master’s degree is going to give you a competitive edge in the job market, and that edge may be necessary.

You’d be an ideal financial manager or advisor if you enjoy working directly with…

  • Clients
  • Mathematics
  • Structure
  • Details
  • New technology
  • Gathering and Interpreting Complex Data
  • Organizational Operations and Projects

Successful financial managers are diligent, thorough, and active leaders with a strong knack for solving problems by both inductive and deductive reasoning.

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Degree Optimization

We provide students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, spotlighting the knowledge, skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field. Foundations of 21st Century Finance and Applied Strategic Finance are two of the awards you can receive as part of our finance program. 

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Courses

CSU-Global’s accredited Online Master’s Degree in Finance is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of eight three-credit core courses as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree. (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.) 

  • 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.

  • 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.

Specializations

  • Applied Business Management

    Gain a competitive advantage and increase career prospects through this specialization or certificate of completion with a focus on practical business and management skills in accounting, financing, strategic development, organizational change, and more.

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  • Business Intelligence

    This program focused on utilizing data and interpreting trends in information to accomplish company objectives and goals.

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  • Criminal Justice Leadership

    The criminal justice field includes careers in security, courts, corrections, and forensics, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The graduate level Criminal Justice Leadership program provides advanced management skills to further your professional development.

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  • English K-12 Educators

    This specialization is designed to provide existing K-12 English teachers with the graduate level credit in composition, rhetoric, critical analysis & literature necessary to be qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.

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  • Finance

    In this program, students are prepared for careers as financial managers and leaders in the corporate world. Advanced financial areas of study include economics, decision making, risk and return, global market analysis, strategic planning, reporting, and more. With a master’s degree from CSU-Global featuring a specialization in finance, students are prepared for careers as financial managers and leaders in the corporate world.

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  • Fraud Management

    The Fraud Management program is ideal for financial specialists focused on the prevention of deceitful practices and activity through the effective management and protection of sensitive information.

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  • Global Management

    The Global Management program facilitates student’s awareness of topics present in global business, including communications, international accounting and finance, and economic aspects related to business decisions.

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  • Healthcare Administration

    Professionals interested in the management of healthcare facilities and departments should consider CSU-Global's online Healthcare Administration program in order to acquire knowledge and best practices for effective supervision and decision making in the healthcare field.

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  • Human Resource Management

    Students interested in furthering their careers in the field of human resources should consider this program, which provides organizational management skills with an emphasis on personnel, staff training and development, policy and procedures, and more. This program is designed as an HRCI certification prep course.

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  • Human Resource Performance

    Students who aim to improve an organization’s effectiveness through human resources should consider the Human Resource Performance program. Emphasis is on the successful management of organized labor employees in dynamic environments.

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  • Information Technology

    Managers, directors, and senior executives in information technology can gain vital knowledge to increase an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace through the advanced IT strategies and implementation training provided by this program.

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  • International Management

    In today’s global marketplace, effective leadership in any industry requires special skills. Students interested in pursuing a career with multi-national strategic vision benefit from the skills and application of knowledge obtained in the International Management program.

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  • Math K-12 Educators

    This specialization is designed to provide existing K-12 math teachers with the graduate level credit in mathematics necessary to be qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.

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  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management

    Managers, at any level or tenure, must be able to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of business. Students in this program gain the tools for career advancement by learning to thrive through market innovations and handle rapid organizational growth and change.

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  • Organizational Learning and Performance

    Organizational Learning and PerformanceLearn to apply essential learning strategies and instructional design techniques in order to increase performance and accomplish organizational goals. Key topics include performance and delivery systems, assessment and evaluation, the use of learning technologies, and strategic planning and leadership.

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  • Population Health

    The Population Health specialization program prepares professionals in healthcare leadership roles to understand and analyze healthcare data on population groups, help to determine which socioeconomic factors may contribute to health outcomes, and recognize the needs of communities as related to healthcare, prevention, and safety.

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  • Project Management

    This graduate level program in project management offers extensive leadership and skill development regarding improved organizational efficiency and performance. These courses include topic areas, practical skills, and knowledge aligned to professional certifications associated with the Project Management Institute (PMI) including the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

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  • Strategic Innovation and Change Management

    This program focuses on enhancing one’s ability to efficiently manage through the strategic implementation of change and evolution within a business or organization. Managers who effectively adapt to meet the needs of their environment are more likely to succeed.

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Cost and Schedule

Cost

Our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled, and no student fees or out-of-state tuition up charges. 

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Schedule

We know you’re busy, but school can fit into your professional, family, and other life obligations. Our year-round, 100% online classes give you the flexibility to learn and study when it’s most convenient for you.

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