What is Business Administration Finance?

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science in Finance is ranked 7th overall (4th among public institutions) among the best, most affordable programs in the nation by Master of Finance Degrees.

Designed for our world’s future financial leaders, the University of Cincinnati’s Master of Science in Finance program provides students the training in both the theory and application of financial concepts needed to succeed in the industry. Our nationally-ranked program is among the Top 10 best value programs in the country, allowing you to get the most out of your investment, while also putting your career at the forefront.

For more information regarding the MS Finance program please visit http://business.uc.edu/graduate/masters/ms-finance.html

Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Unofficial transcripts used for admissions review. Official academic transcripts required when offered admission
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Career goal statement
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

Whether your interest is in financial planning, investments, real estate, corporate finance or risk management and insurance, our MS Finance program enables you to fast track your career. Recent graduates have accepted jobs in a wide variety of fields, including investment banking, corporate finance, wealth management, financial risk management, portfolio management, lending, financial planning and analysis, private equity, equity analyst, and real estate development.

The degree of Master of Science in Finance is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The degree must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program.  All students must contract for graduation and be enrolled for at least one credit hour of study during the academic year of graduation.

Students can transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited university. The course must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

MS-FINANCE ELECTIVES

Students must select 3-4 hours of elective courses. These can be in the finance/real estate area or another graduate business course (e.g, management, accounting, business analytics). Courses outside of the finance/real estate area require permission of the academic director.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-FINANCE ELECTIVES

Students must select 3-4 hours of elective courses. These can be in the finance/real estate area or another graduate business course (e.g, management, accounting, business analytics). Courses outside of the finance/real estate area require permission of the academic director.

Finance or Real Estate graduate courses

Graduate courses in Finance or Real Estate areas are 6000 level or higher.

3 - 4

MS-FINANCE Focus Area

Students must choose one of the following courses (2-3 hours).
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-FINANCE Focus Area

Students must choose one of the following courses (2-3 hours).

RE6050 Real Estate Development

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7054 Risk Management of Financial Institutions

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7045 Portfolio Management

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7062 Advanced Capital Budgeting

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-FINANCE-Core Courses

All students must complete the following 10 courses (24 hours).
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-FINANCE-Core Courses

All students must complete the following 10 courses (24 hours).

BA7077 Career Management

0 - 1
FIN7035 Financial Information and Valuation

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7076 Finance Careers and Professional Development II

Minimum Grade: C

1
FIN7042 Options and Futures

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7020 The Theory of Financial Decision Making

Minimum Grade: C

3
FIN7082 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE

Minimum Grade: C

2 - 3
FIN7037 fixed income

Minimum Grade: C

3
ECON7011C Econometrics for Finance

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8089 Financial Statement Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2
FIN7041 Investments

Minimum Grade: C

3

MS-Finance-Business Foundations Courses

Students without a business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to four of the following courses.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-Finance-Business Foundations Courses

Students without a business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to four of the following courses.

OM7011 Management of Operations

Minimum Grade: C

2
MGMT7000 Organizations

Minimum Grade: C

2
MKTG7000 Marketing Foundations

Minimum Grade: C

1
ACCT7000 Foundations in Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

2
ECON7000 Foundations in Economics

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7011 Data Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Carl H. Lindner College of Business holds AACSB accreditation. AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.