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

ACC 601

FIN 641

FIN 643

FIN 644

FIN 645

ECO 640

MGT 611

(7/ 21 credit hours)

FIN 671

FIN 672

FIN 673

FIN 678

(4 courses / 12 credit hours)

FIN 681

FIN 686

FIN 646


(4 courses / 12 credit hours)
Total (11 courses / 33 Credit Hours)


  • 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.