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Online Master's Degree in Finance

Online Master's Degree

Potential Jobs for Master of Science in Finance Graduates

Today's volatile and often uncertain economy requires financial professionals with the skills necessary to succeed in an often-chaotic business environment. The online Master of Science in Finance degree program was designed with input from seasoned professionals who understand the demands of this complex industry. Our program advisory board includes CPAs, CFOs, VPs and bank presidents with longstanding ties to KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and similar organizations.

The online MSF from New England College of Business focuses on preparing graduates to craft financial plans and strategies. The rigorous and relevant curriculum is designed to deepen their knowledge of finance, hone their quantitative skills and broaden their opportunities within the industry so they can take on a variety of roles, including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Bank Examiner
  • Stock Trader
  • Actuary Investment Advisor
  • Director of Finance
  • Treasury Officer
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Bond Trader
  • Insurance Underwriter

Why Choose New England College of Business?

New England College of Business has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today's busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:


Lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2017).


Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.


Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.


Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by the U.S. News and World Report.

Master’s in Finance Online

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree is designed to provide a comprehensive, contemporary perspective on financial theory and practice. Compared to an MBA, this online master's degree in finance provides an exclusive focus on financial models, financial markets and investment strategies. The course curriculum along with the knowledge and skills acquired while obtaining the MSF degree offers excellent preparation for an individual to pursue entry or advancement in the financial services industry.

This accelerated, graduate-level online business degree program requires 10 courses and can be completed within 15 months of continuous enrollment.

MSF Degree Concentrations

Students with an interest in global finance and trading may also choose to pursue our MSF with Global Finance Trading concentration.

If you already have a Master’s Degree and want to explore new professional career opportunities and augment your expertise, check out our Graduate Certificate in Global Finance Trading.

For a complete list of courses, download the curriculum worksheet. You may also view full course descriptions here.

What You Will Learn in the Online Master of Science in Finance

MSF students will be able to make sound managerial financial decisions by:

  • Analyzing financial data and market research information to conduct analyses for sound investment decisions and portfolio management.
  • Utilizing financial concepts and analytical tools to make financial decisions in managerial finance and investment management.
  • Devising effective financial plans and risk management strategies.
  • Applying theoretical constructs and quantitative tools to devise financial models to address corporate finance challenges.
  • Evaluating issues in financial ethics and compliance to support ethical practices.
  • Strategizing and proposing comprehensive financial plans and investment policies to maximize shareholders’ value in the current global environment.

As a final deliverable, all MSF students will construct a comprehensive financial analysis and investment analysis report on par with those found in the financial press.

Throughout this program, team building, cross-sector learning and professional networking are encouraged through small, online classes. Your fellow students may include finance professionals such as treasurers, fraud analysts, underwriters, financial analysts, tax specialists, bank presidents and portfolio managers—to name a few.

Is the Online Master of Science in Finance Right for You?

The online Master of Science in Finance program is designed so that working adults can earn their business degree online and pursue careers in asset management, debt, equity and commodities trading, investment banking, commercial lending, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance and other jobs in the financial sector. This includes those who want to shift their career path into finance as well as those who are currently employed in finance and want to deepen their knowledge in this field.

A business undergraduate degree is not required for admission into the master's in finance online program. If you’re looking for a faster way to develop skills in finance, we also offer several continuing education certificates. Choose from our Basic Accounting Certificate for entry-level employees and job seekers, our Intermediate Accounting Certificate, and the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management.

Nearly all of our students are working adults who recognize New England College of Business as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of them are employed at organizations which have a Corporate Partner relationship with New England College of Business.

Yves Yao

“I could have gone to Boston University or Harvard. However, I selected New England College of Business for the Master of Finance because the program was very specific, pretty short, and I was able to finish it within two years.”

Yves Yao

Admissions Requirements

We accept admission applications for our accelerated online Master of Finance program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following:

  • Online application for admission
  • Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college with a 2.70 GPA or higher or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency
  • Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit
  • Essay (approximately one to two pages) describing how the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) will help the student achieve long- and short-term personal and professional goals
  • Current resume
  • Student Financial Agreement or financial loan documentation if student is seeking alternative funding
  • Interview, via phone or in person, with program chair or other qualified college administrator

Neither the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) nor the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required. However, you can submit those scores to strengthen your admission application.

Students that do not already have foundational coursework in business may be conditionally accepted, subject to satisfactory completion of up to two prerequisite courses: Corporate Finance and Statistics.

Foreign language students must submit TOEFL or IELTS testing scores that meet the New England College of Business admissions requirements for admittance to Graduate Programs found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

For more information and detailed admissions requirements, consult the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

Questions Lead to Possibilities

If you're considering taking the next step in your career by getting a degree, our Admissions Representatives are available to help you select the online degree program that best fits your needs. Just give us a call at 800-997-1673.

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You could save 25% on tuition if your employer is one of our Corporate Partners.