Master of Science in Finance

General

Program Description

Whether driven by technological innovation or world events, accounting and finance are at the heart of decision-making in today's fast-paced, competitive business environment. The University of Wyoming Department of Accounting and Finance offers both undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance degree programs in what is one of the 21st century's most diverse and stimulating fields.

The Masters in Finance program allows students to obtain advanced training built on the foundations of principles and practices of modern finance. The MS in Finance program is a rigorous, yet practical program that encompasses the fundamentals as well as cutting-edge topics in investment analysis, portfolio management, financial modeling, risk management, and fixed income securities. The MS in Finance program aims to make you well prepared to evaluate and react to change with confidence and to develop effective solutions to meet the needs of markets and industries.

Given that courses offered to obtain our Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certificate program is a subset of the MS in Finance program, we additionally appeal to a wider audience of aspiring practicing finance professionals who see exceptional value in simultaneously obtaining both a well sought-after professional certificate, CFP, and competitively advantageous graduate degree, MSF.

With a UW graduate finance degree, career possibilities include, but are not limited to: investment banker; chief financial officer (CFO); investment analyst; certified financial planner (CFP); portfolio manager, equity trader, and loan officer.

  • 30 Credits to Complete MSF Program
  • 12 Bloomberg Terminals in Trading Lab
  • 1 Year to Finish MSF program with CFP Certificate

Hands-On Preparation for a Bright Future

Our faculty members don't just teach finance; they practice what they preach! With four CFA and CFP charter holders (several of whom have had extensive industry background), our faculty will challenge you to use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical leadership to make informed decisions and to eliminate the uncertainty. This program will equip you with the foundational skills to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value.
  • Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures.
  • Utilize cutting-edge finance techniques to value complex risky financial securities.
  • Incorporate best-practices in meeting the needs and wants of diverse financial clientele.

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Designed for Aspiring Working Professionals

This AACSB accredited MSF program is designed for the demands of your professional and personal life, letting you stay on your career track while earning your degree. Our coursework encompasses classes you will need to obtain our CFP certificate, providing a unique opportunity to empower yourself intellectually while enhancing yourself professionally. To name a few other advantages:

  • Conveniently complete the program online.
  • Complete your degree in as little as one year.
  • Merit-based scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

Courses

MS in Finance (CFP Track) Core – Required Courses

  • FIN 5070: Tax Planning for Financial Planners (3)
  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)
  • FIN 5400: Financial Modeling (3)
  • FIN 5720: Retirement/Insurance Planning (3)
  • FIN 5750: Intro to Wealth Management (3)
  • FIN 5780: Estate Planning (3)
  • FIN 5800: CFP Capstone (3)
  • Finance Electives (9): Maximum of 6 elective credit hours can be at the 4000 level

General Finance Track

  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)
  • FIN 5400: Financial Modeling (3)
  • 15 credit hours Finance electives + 9 credit hours other electives *6 credit hours can be 4000 level

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: All required application materials are due by June 30. The priority deadline is May 1.
  • Spring Admission: All required application materials are due by December 1. The priority deadline is December 1.
  • Summer Admission: All required application materials are due by April 1. The priority deadline is February 1.
  • International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline if possible to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the term of entry.
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and ... Read More

The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. As a land-grant university, we are dedicated to serving the state of Wyoming and producing graduates who go on to be global leaders. Here you can study everything from agronomy to zoology, criminal justice to theatre and dance. Read less

Accreditations

AACSB Accredited