Master’s in Finance Degree Options

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Hannah Marie Hughes graduated with a master’s degree in finance. Hughes was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Honor Society.

One Master’s in Finance. Two ways to get it.

The Master of Science in Finance (MS FIN) is a 36 semester credit hour, STEM-designated degree program (12-24 months) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management that provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed by finance professionals. Students learn the quantitative skills required to analyze financial information, make financial decisions and valuations, select and analyze portfolios and manage risk. MS Finance students also gain proficiency in spreadsheets, databases and other technological skills needed to evaluate financial data.

The School offers two options for students: Master’s in Finance and Master’s in Finance Cohort. Both programs offer the same high quality degree with mentoring and access to numerous student resources.

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The MS Finance program at UT Dallas was ranked 11th in the 2020 rankings by TFE times.

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Master’s in Finance (STEM)

Program overview

  • Start any semester: fall, spring or summer
  • Full time or part time program
  • Completion time varies, see degree page for more
  • Choose electives and concentrations to tailor the program to your career needs.
  • Prepare for professional certifications, including the CFA®
MS in Finance

Master’s in Finance Cohort (STEM)

Program overview

  • Start in Summer (mid-July)
  • Full time program
  • Complete in 1 year
  • Cohort program designed to develop leaders in professional finance
  • Train for the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA®) certification exams
MS in Finance Cohort

Program Partners

The Financial Analyst concentration is a CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute University Recognized Program*.

* CFA® is a registered trademark owned by the CFA Institute.

The Real Estate program is a partner with the CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investment Member). This allows students a fast track route toward receiving the recognized CCIM designation.

MS Finance Program Advantages: Develop your Financial and Leadership Skills

Build leadership skills in clubs and organizations, including the Financial Leadership Association, Graduate Finance Management Council, the Real Estate Club, and the Energy Association – UT Dallas.

The Career Management Center offers workshops to develop resume and interviewing skills, as well as internship and job placement assistance.

Develop your skills through contests and competitions, including the CFA® Institute Research Challenge and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) competition, as well as competitions through the Finance Trading Lab

Learn from world-renowned faculty who have published in all of the top finance journals (including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies and others) and won numerous best paper prizes.

The Finance Trading Lab allows you to develop financial trading skills and access electronic business databases, including Thomson Reuters Eikon, Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, SDC Platinum, Morningstar Direct and Wharton Research Data Services. Compete in trading competitions held during the year for prizes and money.

Experience investing money in the market through the student-run investment fund.

The Business Communication Center can help you improve your written and spoken communication skills.

If you are highly qualified, you can apply for a graduate scholarship.

Master’s in Finance Student Testimonials

Andrew Bardin

Andrew Bardin , Class of ’19

Forecasting and Analytics at J.P. Morgan

My time in the MS in Finance program at UT Dallas was invaluable. I made so many great connections with professors, staff, and classmates that I looked forward to attending classes. The curriculum and resources made it possible to focus my education on the cutting edge of finance, using data, quantitative methods, analytics, and simulation. The skills that I learned through case studies and projects helped me get a great job and enabled me to make an impact right away.
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Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Finance?

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Build the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information through various courses in managerial economics and financial analysis. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors.

BS in Finance

Master’s Degree Programs

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Find the finance graduate degree that matches your interests. See a brief summary of each degree or click a program below for more information.

MS in Finance MS in Finance Technology and Analytics MS in Energy Management

PhD Concentration in Finance

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Develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the finance area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.

PhD in Management Science, Finance Concentration