What Does a Master’s in Finance Teach You?

Noah Harness, MS Finance Graduate, What Does a Masters in Finance Teach You?

Noah Harness, Class of 2020

Quantitative Investment Analyst, Invitation Homes

As a graduate student in the UT Dallas MS in Finance program, I developed the analytical and technical skillset required of today’s financial and investment analysts.

My biggest takeaway from the MSF program is my improved knowledge of statistical and quantitative methods and their applications to solving business and financial problems.

An Extensive Academic Community

The MSF program is led by esteemed and dedicated faculty who work to deliver an enriching and current educational experience. The programming workshops and guest speakers from large companies delivered valuable insight into what employers are looking for in analysts.

My biggest takeaway from the MSF program is my improved knowledge of statistical and quantitative methods and their applications to solving business and financial problems.

My Advice for Incoming Students

My recommendation and advice for incoming students and prospective candidates is to learn advanced methods and techniques to conduct quality and intelligent financial analysis and explore new programming software you haven’t used before. You get what you put into it, and if you put in the hours, you’ll have an amazing graduate experience.”

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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