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Master of Science

Overview of Finance Program

Master of Science in Finance (MSF) provides students with a rigorous, advanced study focused on corporate finance and investments.

Offered through Niagara’s Holzschuh College of Business Administration, the 30+ credit hour program can be completed over a one-year period with evening and Saturday classes.

  • Up to four foundation classes may be waived or transferred in for candidates with high-performing undergraduate degrees in business.
  • Seven core classes provide a thorough foundation in the field of finance.
  • The balance of three advised electives are customized to a student’s desired career path, from either accounting or finance tracks.

Finance Foundation

Prior to beginning our program, students must demonstrate competence in the business foundation courses.  If you received your bachelor’s degree in business, these courses are subject to be waived. 

If you received a non-business bachelor’s degree, students can obtain competence in the foundations through our MBA IQ Program

  • MBA IQ is a self-paced module based system
  • You can begin this program at any time but must complete the subject matter prior to registering for the associated course
  • Students may need all or only a few modules
  • Our Academic Advising team will evaluate your official transcripts to determine what modules are required for your admission
  • Students must submit their pass rating from each required module.  Should you fail a module, you can repeat as needed

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Why Finance at NU?

Targeted Specialization

Instead of having a broad focus covering the many aspects of business management, a master of finance degree offers a more targeted background with extensive knowledge of finance specifically.


We provide an affordable tuition rate that allows for access to scholarships, graduate assistantships, and corporate partnership discounts. Additionally, working professionals may have access to employer reimbursement funding.


Faculty leading these courses have extensive field and research experience and are leaders within the industry regionally. They bring that expertise into the classroom, offering the most in-depth look into industry operations and best practices.

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"Niagara truly understands the diverse care er field of accounting. Faculty help students see paths beyond the traditional CPA route, and advise them on which ones may suit them best. I took electives in data analytics, which led me to a career in fraud detection and deterrence."​
Brandon Andrews, ’17
Auditor/Investigator NYS Office of the Attorney General​


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Elaine Moyer
Graduate Studies Coordinator



Assistant Professor of Accounting

Phone: 716.286.8167



Dr. Hoontaek


Associate Professor of Finance
Chair of the Economics and Finance Department

Phone: 716.286.8146