Master of Science in Finance


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 Naveen Jindal School of Management offers two options for students:

MS Finance Flex
The flex program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace. Admission to the program occurs in fall, spring and summer semesters. Learn more

MS Finance Cohort
The cohort program is a one-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. Admission to the program occurs only in the fall semester. Learn more

MS in Finance Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.

Test score required: Yes

A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.

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

Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Dr. Carolyn Reichert
Director, MS Finance Flex Program

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

Dr. Harold Zhang
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
Office: JSOM 2.250

Possible Careers

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 Office and Underwriter.

Salary Information

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