Master of Science in Finance

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Finance program provides the practical and theoretical knowledge needed by finance professionals. This includes:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the core base of financial knowledge used across all finance specializations.
  • The ability to make strategic financial decisions using the appropriate data and models from a theoretical, technical and practical financial aspect.
  • The skills to analyze and scrutinize financial information to make sound, forward-looking financial decisions.
  • Using technology to enhance the analysis and review of financial data and to improve the quality of the strategic financial decisions.
  • Development of written and oral communication as well as leadership skills.

The finance program has several program partners and is recognized for providing the skills needed for success with those programs.

Program Information

School: Naveen Jindal School of Management

Program: Finance

Catalog page: MS

Other program information:

The MS Finance Program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace, choose courses, and gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in finance or real estate. Admission to the program occurs in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

The MS Finance Cohort Program is a one-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. It is designed for students from various backgrounds to gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in finance. Admission to the program occurs only in the Fall semester. The program is a lock-step program with no flexibility for choosing electives. Special tuition, fees and admissions requirements apply and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees.

MS in Finance Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States, or its equivalent (all majors are considered).

GPA: Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.

Test score required: Yes

Competitive GMAT (GRE also accepted) performance based on a score that is less than five years old.

International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.

Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one

All master's programs will require at least one letter of recommendation which can be either academic or professional.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Personal essay outlining academic interests and goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Contact

Dr. Carolyn Reichert
972-883-5854
Director, MS Finance Flex Program

Dr. Yexiao Xu
972-883-6703
Co-Director, MS Finance Cohort Program

Dr. Harold Zhang
972-883-4777
Co-Director, MS Finance Cohort Program

JSOM Advising Office
Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas, SM 20 
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
972-883-2750
Office: JSOM 2.250

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek such positions as: budget analyst, business analyst, commodities trader, credit analyst/manager, financial analyst/planner, industrial buyer, insurance agent, international trade specialist, investment banker, loan specialist, mortgage broker, purchasing agent, real estate developer, research analyst, securities agent, stock broker, treasurer, trust account administrator, trust investment officer and underwriter.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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