Master of Science Finance Online

Rise as a finance expert in this STEM-certified program. Explore financial theory, quantitative finance and valuation, along with specialized areas like behavioral finance, financial analytics and investments.

Apply by: 1/4/22
Start class: 1/18/22

Program Overview

The UIS Online MS Finance experience

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Master an understanding of complex finance in this STEM-certified program. The online MS Finance from the University of Illinois Springfield provides an immersive, broad exploration of finance, including financial theory, quantitative finance, investments and valuation. An advisory board of respected industry professionals helps guide career-relevant curriculum with opportunities such as a student-managed investment fund and case study competitions.

Taught by the same professors who teach on campus, this AACSB-accredited master’s in finance program examines specialized finance topics, such as behavioral finance, financial psychology, entrepreneurial financing, financial analytics and investments.

Graduates of the online MS Finance will:

  • Develop critical-thinking, data analysis and presentation skills necessary to financial service professionals
  • Gain key knowledge needed by financial decision makers and market participants, including risk management, self-discipline and use of applications such as Telemet and Stock-Trak
  • Understand finance theories and practice in both institutional and individual financial management
  • Develop critical-thinking, data analysis and presentation skills necessary to financial service professionals
  • Gain key knowledge needed by financial decision makers and market participants, including risk management, self-discipline and use of applications such as Telemet and Stock-Trak
  • Understand finance theories and practice in both institutional and individual financial management

Career opportunities:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Investor
  • Financial Planner
  • Commercial or Investment Banking
  • Accountant
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Investor
  • Financial Planner
  • Commercial or Investment Banking
  • Accountant
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

Also available:

UIS offers a variety of online master's level programs in business. View all options.

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Our affordable tuition fits your budget

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168
Per Credit Hour $505.60
*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60

Calendar

Take note of these important dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2022-1st Half1/18/221/4/221/11/221/13/221/17/223/12/228 weeks
Spring 2022-2nd Half3/21/223/7/223/14/223/16/223/20/225/14/228 weeks
Summer 2022-1st Half6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/5/227/30/228 weeks
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/16/228/18/228 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22

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Admissions

Applying to the UIS online MS Finance program is quick and easy

We’ve streamlined our admission process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA

Applicants to the UIS Online MS Finance must meet at least one of the following conditions for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting, ECO 315: Economics for Administration, and FIN 302: Principles of Financial Management or their equivalents. No GMAT will be required.
  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA who have completed gateway prerequisite courses ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting, ECO 315: Economics for Administration, and FIN 302: Principles of Financial Management will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Waiving of gateway prerequisites will be considered if a minimum of two years of substantial experience and responsibility in a field related to finance is documented in a current resume.

Courses

Check out the courses you’ll take in your online master’s in finance program

For the online MS Finance program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of core courses and six credit hours of concentration courses. The use of a Windows-based PC is preferred for this program.

Only needed if student has a non-business undergraduate degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
For students whose objectives are to develop an understanding of uses of accounting information for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasizes accounting processes and measurements, significance and limitations of financial statements, and managerial accounting concepts and applications.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Essential micro and macroeconomic concepts as they apply to administrative decisions. Principal theories and analysis of efficient resource allocation as related to economic decisions of individuals, public and private organizations, and society.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis of financial operations, decision processes, and analytic tools used in the financial management of the business enterprise. Provides special attention to areas of capital budgeting, cost of capital, ethical issues, investment decisions, and working capital management.
Required core courses.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course offers a perspective on the timing, instruments, and choices available to financial investors. Shows the investment network that facilitates the efforts of individual investors, security analysts, portfolio managers and the organized markets. Current regulations and investor safeguards are also reviewed. Prerequisite: FIN 502
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course evaluates US and international financial markets and institutions. Students will learn to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of financial market structures, and management decision-making in the financial industry. There is a focus on estimating the valuation of FIs in market environment, applying value-based management into FI operations, and controlling risk that might jeopardize market values of financial assets. Prerequisite: FIN 502
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop skills for making comprehensive financial plans in accordance with individual and household financial objectives that include return expectations, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs. Learn to design, implement and monitor decisions in personal financial plans.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop the skills to process data, model and analyze financial topics. Covered topics include financial statement analysis, valuation, forecasting, and budgeting preparation based on analytics results. Course uses applied software programs such as Excel to produce 3-statement integration, sensitivity and scenario analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and other financial spreadsheet models.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will evaluate psychological effects on financial decision making. This course introduces principles and develops skillsets that are needed for financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will develop skills in technical analysis (TA) of market trends, trader psychology, and investment planning. This course reviews the TA methodology and investor crowd psychology. It evaluates the effects of human emotions, market mood and cognitive errors on asset trading behaviors.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the financing of new ventures beginning from the start-up stage to IPO stage. Emphasis is placed on the choice of financing to the entrepreneur in addition to the details of venture capital financing for the perspective of venture capitalists. Topics include: working capital and cash flow objectives, valuation methods, risk adoption, and risk dispersion.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced study in specific topics, to be announced when offered. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: FIN 302 or FIN 502.
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