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Get Ahead With an ACBSP-Accredited Online Master’s Degree in Finance

Completing your Master’s Degree program in Finance will prepare you to serve as an expert in the financial services industry, and to provide high-quality leadership that helps drive success and growth for both clients and organizations.

CSU Global’s online Master’s in Finance was designed to help you achieve the financial career you’ve always wanted by developing your leadership abilities, sharpening your international perspectives, and honing your operational skills. 

Enrolling in our graduate Finance program ensures that you’ll acquire the professional financial skills and knowledge required to bring value to an organization from day one, using your firm grasp of financial principles and theory, along with the ability to examine industry trends and apply best practices.

As a finance professional, you may be responsible for developing and nurturing business relationships, assessing clients’ financial status, implementing cash management strategies, calculating debt repayment schedules and managing risk—all of which the CSU Global master’s program will prepare you for.

If you want to remain on the cutting edge of financial management, analysis, and advising, and you’re looking to establish a long-term career as an independent financial consultant, or at a national or international firm, then you should consider enrolling in CSU Global’s online graduate program in Finance.


Career Outlook

6% HIGHER MEDIAN SALARY Our online M.S. in finance program alumni report a 6% higher median salary than the national average for all master's degree holders (BLS, 2019).

BUDGET ANALYST, PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR, FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT ANALYST Potential job titles for alumni of Master’s programs in Finance.

$129,890 AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY According to the BLS, the average annual salary for Financial Managers.

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This short video covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Why you should consider getting an M.S. in Finance.
  • What you’ll learn in our online M.S. in Finance.
  • Why you should pick CSU Global’s Finance Master’s degree.

What Will You Learn From Our Master of Science in Finance Program?

Getting your Master of Finance from CSU Global will prepare you for a career as a professional in the financial industry, providing you with the skills and abilities needed to succeed in this competitive field.

Our program was designed to hone your leadership abilities, help you gain international perspectives, and refine your operational skills, not only enhancing the knowledge you already have, but also adding new expertise in several vital areas of finance, including:

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

CSU Global’s Master’s in Finance will train you to use the latest technology and emerging business trends to shape how you create financial strategies, analyze financial risks and investments, and most importantly, make more effective decisions.

If you want to become a leader in the financial industry, earning your Master’s in Finance online is an excellent way to set yourself up for success.

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Skills You’ll Develop in Our Online Master’s in Finance Program

CSU Global’s online Master’s in Finance was designed to provide you with solid decision-making skills that enable you to adapt to changing global business environments, and apply both ethical standards and financial theory. 

Additional learning outcomes for this program include developing the ability to:

  • 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.

ACBSP Accreditation

CSU Global’s M.S. in Finance program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which means that the program provides a student-oriented approach to teaching and learning outcomes, and that it provides students with career-relevant, business-related skills that are sought out by employers.

What Online Finance Courses Will You Take?

CSU Global’s M.S. in Finance program requires the completion of 36 total credits, including a mix of Core Degree Courses and Degree Specialization Courses.

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Core Degree Courses (24 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. 

Most Popular Specializations:

Additional Available Specializations for this Program:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should You Consider a Master’s in Finance?

Getting your Master’s Degree in Finance may help you climb the career ladder, making you eligible for advanced, leadership roles in the industry.

Whether you want to work as an independent consultant, for a national or international organization, at a private company, a public corporation, a nonprofit organization, or at a state and federal government agency, earning your master’s will ensure you remain on the cutting edge of financial management, analysis, and advising.

CSU Global’s finance program was designed to develop your leadership abilities, sharpen your international perspective, and hone your operational skills, ensuring you’ve got the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this competitive industry.

Whether you don’t have any experience in finance, or you’ve been in the field and are simply looking to enhance your resume to improve the chances of landing a more senior role, getting your M.S. in Finance may be an excellent way to advance your career.

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Finance?

Getting a Master’s Degree in Finance will help train you to become an expert in the field, ensuring you bring value to any organization from day one.

The courses you complete will provide you with all the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities needed to complete typical responsibilities like: 

  • Developing and nurturing business relationships with clients.
  • Assessing clients’ financial status.
  • Interviewing and gathering data.
  • Implementing cash-management strategies.
  • Calculating debt-repayment schedules.
  • Managing risk.

By gaining awareness and experience of advanced professional best practices, relevant skills, and judgment, you’ll be set up to pursue a variety of gratifying careers in the field.

What Jobs Can You Get With an M.S. Degree in Finance?

The skills and abilities you hone in your Master’s courses in Finance will provide you with everything you need to prove your expertise in the field and to provide the high-quality leadership needed to generate success and growth for your clients.

Completing your Master’s Degree online will not just prepare you to complete the tasks required of financial industry professionals, but also improve your marketability for a variety of important financial advisory and leadership roles, including top industry jobs, like:

Can You Get an Accredited Finance Master’s Degree Online?

Yes, you can get an accredited Master’s Degree in Finance online from CSU Global.

Our online Master’s Degree in Finance is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is the best accreditation possible, and is only awarded following an investigation by independent, external auditors.

Regional accreditation ensures that CSU Global keeps its promises to students, including promises like:

  • Ensuring that the degree prepares students for relevant careers in the field.
  • Providing financial and other assistance to students who want it.
  • Employing faculty members who are adequately qualified to teach their courses.
  • Using ethical strategies to attract prospective students.

Our accredited online Finance program can be completed entirely online, and was designed to help you juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, with no requirements for showing up at set times or physical locations, monthly class starts, and accelerated eight-week courses.

Our program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), which means that it offers a student-oriented approach to teaching and learning outcomes, and that it also provides students with career-relevant, business-related skills that are sought out by employers.

Is a Master’s Degree in Finance Really Worth It?

Yes, it is worth getting your Master’s Degree in Finance. 

Completing a Master’s Program in Finance is a valuable investment in your professional development, and earning your M.S. in the field could play a significant role in helping contribute to your overall career advancement.

Whether you want to work for a private company, public corporation, nonprofit organization, federal, state or local government agency, the skills you hone in our M.S. in Finance program will prepare you to succeed in the field.

If you want to play a leadership role in the financial industry, then earning your online Master’s in Finance is an excellent investment of your time and energy.

Why Should You Choose CSU Global’s Online Master’s in Finance?

CSU Global’s online Finance Master’s program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

We are also considered one of the best Finance graduate schools, with our program having recently receiving several prestigious awards, including:

CSU Global itself has also recently won several important awards as well, including:

  • A #3 ranking for Best Value Online Graduate School from Value Colleges.
  • A #3 ranking for Best Colleges in Colorado from Best Value Schools.
  • A Gold School of Distinction award from Best Colleges, making us one of only 15 schools to receive gold rankings, out of more than 2,000 online degree programs.

Finally, one year after graduation, alumni from CSU Global’s Master in Finance program report a median salary that is 6% higher than the national average for all master’s degree holders.

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


CSU Global is ranked #1 25 Best Online Master’s in Finance for 2020 by Best Masters Programs.


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


CSU Global's Master’s in Finance Degree Program was ranked #2 by Intelligent.


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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