Program Information

M.S. Finance ProgramsThose with or without industry experience are welcome to apply. Applicants should have relevant quantitative training in finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, science or another related field.  

The program is suitable for:

  • Recent undergraduates hoping to embark on careers in finance with additional preparation.
  • Graduates in quantitative disciplines such as sciences or engineering that want to prepare for careers in finance.
  • Students interested in obtaining the CFA charter.
  • International students interested in studying in the U.S.
  • Working professionals looking to add relevant financial analysis skills.

The course content in the CFA track is built on the CFA Level 1 curriculum. The CFA track is intended for careers in financial and investment management for institutions, and prepares students to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. The Niagara University MSF is a university recognized program from the CFA Institute.

The CFP track focuses on money management for personal finance. As a result of Niagara University’s achievement as a recognized education provider by the CFP Board of Standards, students are eligible to sit for the certified financial planner (CFP) exam.

ComponentCoursesCredit Hours
CORE  

ACC 601
FIN 641
FIN 643
FIN 644
FIN 645
FIN 646
FIN 648
MGT 611

(8 courses / 24 credit hours)
CFP

FIN 671
FIN 672
FIN 673
FIN 674

(4 courses / 12 credit hours)
CFA FIN 681
FIN 683
(4 courses / 12 credit hours)
Total (12 courses / 36 Credit Hours)

Note:      

  • CORE classes required by all students.
  • CFP classes required to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Exam.
  • CFA classes required to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam.