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Online Master of Science in Finance

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Next Start Date:

August 26, 2024

Priority Application Deadline:

August 12, 2024

Fast Facts

  • Earn your degree on your own schedule: Complete your degree in one year, full-time, or two years, part-time.
  • Learn from industry experts: Gain in-depth financial knowledge at an AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Make meaningful connections: Learn through cohort-style coursework with synchronous components.
  • Designed for any professional background: Open to people with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Online Master of Science in Finance

The online Master of Science in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University offers students the opportunity to invest in their future through a comprehensive, hands-on finance education. Designed to meet the evolving demands of the finance field, our online program empowers students with quantitative, practical knowledge across various finance domains while fostering critical thinking and decision making skills for effective communication.

Learn from experienced financial practitioners who are genuinely invested in your success. With the help of our small class sizes, we create an engaging learning environment where faculty members get to know your specific goals, and provide personalized guidance to support your academic and professional journey.

Our online Master of Science in Finance program equips students with the knowledge and skills to have successful careers as financial analysts, consultants, managers, and planners in a variety of industries. Through our exclusive Blue Raider Finance Network, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to connect with industry experts both nationally and within the thriving economic hub of Nashville—one of the country’s most in-demand regions for finance.

Building experienced finance leaders through practical training and collaboration

The Master of Science in Finance online program from MTSU offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to supply you with the knowledge to extract and analyze financial data, create financial models to evaluate risk, and effectively communicate your findings with finance and non-finance professionals. With a focus on practical application and real-world scenarios, our courses provide a solid foundation for a successful finance career.

Our AACSB-accredited business school ensures rigorous standards and an exceptional educational experience. Through cohort-style coursework featuring synchronous components, you get opportunities to collaborate and make connections with your classmates, and complete group and individual projects that mirror actual professional assignments.

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Students leave this program having learned to effectively evaluate a company’s financial position or quality: to look at data, extract meaning from it, and make better business decisions and recommendations because of it.

Dr. Jeff Stark
Program Director, Associate Professor of Finance

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A flexible, online M.S. in Finance designed for working professionals

Experience a finance master’s program that combines affordability and flexibility without compromising on quality. Earn your Master of Science in Finance online and on your own terms with the flexibility of our program. Whether you choose to study full-time and complete the degree in as little as 12 months or opt for a two-year long part-time schedule, we accommodate diverse career goals and personal responsibilities to make our program accessible to anyone with a passion for finance.

Frequently Asked Questions

M.S. in Finance vs M.B.A.: what’s the difference?

While either a master’s in finance or M.B.A. can both provide a high quality education, an M.B.A. imparts a broader business education that covers topics including marketing, operations, and management, along with finance. Conversely, a master’s in finance gives you a more specialized education, in which you gain practical finance knowledge and get hands-on experience with various financial modeling and valuation concepts, tools, and techniques.

Learn more about what makes up an M.S. in Finance by visiting our curriculum page.

Who is our online M.S. in Finance designed for?

Our online Master of Science in Finance degree has no prerequisites; students with a bachelor’s degree in any field are welcome to begin our program. While every student in our program has an interest in finance, not everyone has a background in it. Our program can benefit:

  • Recent college graduates who want to continue their finance education
  • Finance professionals who want to strengthen their knowledge and take the next step in their career path
  • Career changers who want to transition into a financial role

Do you need a GMAT for a master’s of finance—GMAT vs GRE?

When beginning to apply to graduate programs, many students debate whether to take the GMAT or GRE. For master’s in finance and numerous other graduate programs, it depends on each university’s individual requirements regarding whether a GMAT or GRE are preferred.

Our online M.S. in Finance requests that you submit either GMAT or GRE test scores when applying for our program, however, we also offer the opportunity to waive the GMAT/GRE test score for prospective students that meet certain requirements.

Visit our admissions page to learn more.

What can you do with a master’s in finance?

Finance careers are an integral part of every industry. In fact, Economist Intelligence reported that financial services make up over 20 percent of the global economy. Every business wants experienced finance professionals who can solve problems and increase revenue—and they are willing to pay for the best. According to Payscale, the average base salary for professionals with master’s in finance careers is $81,000 per year.

There are many master’s in finance career paths. According to Payscale, potential jobs with a master’s in finance include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Finance manager
  • Data analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Accountant
  • Real estate analyst

Visit our FAQ page for more answers to commonly asked questions, like how to apply to the M.S. in Finance, what the online experience entails, and more.

Ready to learn more? Download our program brochure, and explore our curriculum, admission, and tuition pages.