M.S. in Finance

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Online Master's Degree in Finance


Your love and natural aptitude for finance can carry you far in your career. A Master of Finance degree from CSU Global can carry you further. Being an expert in the financial field means you will develop business relationships with clients, assess their financial status, interview and gather data, implement cash management strategies, calculate debt repayment schedules and risk management, and more.

If you’re looking to be a leader in the high-stakes financial industry, earning your master’s degree online can get you further ahead, and leave you the time you need to focus on your career.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate solid analytical and financial decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing global business environments including formulating financial strategies in the global marketplace.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in ethical standards for financial decision making and leadership.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the theory and practice of finance from a managerial perspective.
  • Perform financial statement analysis and valuation of an organization to make informed decisions.
  • Analyze the roles and impacts of risk and uncertainty in decision making.
  • Demonstrate skill in security analysis and portfolio management.
  • Apply pricing and uses of standard derivative instruments.
  • Present research and analysis in a logical and coherent manner in both oral and written communication.
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Affordable

  • Our rates haven’t risen once since 2011.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates since 2011. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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100% Online

  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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Respected

  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited.
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.

Finance Specializations


We will help you customize your online degree in finance by adding a specialization. Similar to a degree concentration, each specialization consists of four courses in your chosen area of interest.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Business Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Criminal Justice Leadership
  • Cyber Security
  • English K-12 Educators
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Finance
  • Fraud Management
  • Global Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Performance
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Math K-12 Educators
  • Online Learning Innovation and Design
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Organizational Learning and Performance
  • Population Health
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Digital Information Marketing
  • Strategic Innovation and Change Management
  • Teacher Leadership

Finance Courses


CSU Global’s accredited Online Master’s Degree in Finance is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of eight three-credit core courses as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree.

RES500* Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis

BUS500** Foundations of Business

ORG502 Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice

FIN500 Principles of Finance

FIN507 Bank Management

FIN530 Corporate Finance

FIN540 Investments

FIN550 Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN570 Insurance and Risk Management

FIN580 Capstone — Finance

* Master’s Plus - Some Master of Finance students may also be required to take RES500 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree is 39 credits.

** Students who do not have a previous degree from an an ACBSP-accredited program must complete BUS500 before completing other program requirements. Once the undergraduate program evaluation is completed, students whose prior degree does not meet the requirements will complete BUS500, rather than RES500 or RES501. Provisionally admitted students whose undergraduate degree meets the requirements will complete RES500 or RES501, rather than BUS500.

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"CSU Global enables you to finish and further your education with a very flexible and workable platform. I am married with a full time job and a toddler at home and I have been able to go back to school so that I can further my professional career and truly achieve my educational dreams."
- Shauna Carter
Student