MS in Finance

  • Colin Cox, MS Finance Alumnus from 2020, and the Co-Director of Strategic Initiatives for RGSAAB (Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board). See bottom of this page for a Rowan Blog post about Colin's career path.

MS in Finance

MS in Finance

Program Overview

The MS in Finance program at Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business is a rigorous academic experience that combines quantitative techniques with practical and professional application. The Rohrer MS Finance program consists of ten graduate courses (30 s.h.) designed to prepare students for financial analyst and financial planner positions in corporations and financial institutions. Coursework also helps students to prepare for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) and CFP (Certified Financial Planner) exams, the premier certifications in the finance field.

The program is designed with a combination of quantitative techniques and practical experience and provides in-depth exposure to finance related issues and research. Each course is taught by our highly qualified faculty, who have earned Ph.D. degrees and hold respected national and international reputations. The MS in Finance program is AACSB accredited.

Format Options

This program is available 100% online with accelerated courses. This program is designed with part-time students in mind, however you are welcome to accelerate the pace of your program when additional course offerings are available in online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats.


Undergraduate-Level Foundation Courses: 
The following foundation courses or their equivalents are required for students entering the M.S. in Finance program:

  • FC-1. Foundations of Accounting OR Principles of Accounting I & II
  • FC-2. Principles of Economics: A Survey OR Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • FC-3. Statistics I
  • FC-4. Calculus I OR Calculus Techniques and Applications
  • FC-5. Principles of Finance

Graduate-Level Core Courses:
The MS in Finance program consists of 10 graduate-level courses (30 s.h.).

  • FIN 04511 Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making
  • FIN 04600 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 04530 Multinational Financial Management
  • FIN 04518 Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management
  • FIN04560 Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN 04520 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 04505 Advanced Financial Planning
  • FIN 04540 Financial Institutions Management


MBA/MSF Accelerated Pathway

The MBA/MS in Finance Accelerated Pathway is intended for students who want to pursue both the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance concurrently. This accelerated pathway allows students to share up to 5 specific courses between both the MBA and MSF degrees.

​The MSF Program consists of 10 courses (30 credits) and the MBA program consists of 14 courses (36 credits). Sharing 5 courses (15 credits) between the programs allows students to complete both degrees in 19 courses (51 credits).

More details about this Accelerated Pathway + details for joining this pathway, can be found on our MBA/MS Finance Accelerated Pathway webpage.