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Take your career to the next level with a Master of Science in Finance from A&M-Commerce

The Master of Science in Finance program provides a platform for you to develop as a financial-economic expert who can spot opportunities, assess risks and ask critical financial questions. We place an emphasis on a solid understanding of finance theory as well as the practical applications of theory to real-world problems in order to prepare our graduates for the financial, managerial and global economic challenges of the 21st century — and beyond.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Downtown Dallas, Online
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online (86-99% Online)
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

MS Finance Curriculum

Curriculum

Prerequisites for Non-Business Undergrad Majors

Prerequisites for Non-Business Undergrad Majors:

Get your basics. Don’t have an undergraduate degree in business? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

  • Business Finance (FIN 501)
  • Micro and Macro Economics (ECO 501)

Core Finance Courses

Core Finance Courses

Develop Professional Skills. Dive into topics like investment, corporate finance, monetary management, and financial reporting covered in the core finance courses.

  • Applied Business Research (ECO 595)
  • Financial Management (FIN 504)
  • Investment Seminar (FIN 510)
  • Derivatives & Risk Management (FIN 512)
  • Advanced Financial Modeling with Excel (FIN 550)
  • International Business Finance (FIN 571)

Electives

Electives:

Make it your own. Customize your degree with electives covering a wide range of financial subjects.

  • Choose 3 Finance Courses from COB catalog

Available Minors

Available Minors (4 Courses):

Invest in your future. Stand out from the crowd by adding a minor to your degree.

  • Business Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate

Available Certificates

Available Certificates (no prerequisite courses required):

Get noticed. Add a certificate to boost your job skills, and get hired!

MS finance Course rotations

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN FINANCE

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.03b Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in finance will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Prepare you for a number of certification exams.
  • Learn from a combination of educational and real-world applications.
  • Gain the necessary insight to spot opportunities, assess risks and ask critical financial questions.
  • Develop the managerial tools needed to become a professional ready for any challenge.
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Finance (MSF) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Finance requires the development of a wide range of skills in order to meet the demands of the global business environment. Our combination of educational and real-world application creates an active and engaging learning experience, offering access to faculty whose collective expertise spans all major areas of economics and finance. As a result, graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Chartered Financial Analyst
$81,761
Financial Advisor
$88,000

Payscale.com

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What You Will Learn

In our graduate-level finance program, you will experience challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers. You will advance your competencies in financial management, investment, business research and more. As a result, the courses in our MS in Finance degree program positions graduates to meet the trends in the business environment.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Finance for Decision Makers, Economics for Decision Makers and Quantitative Analysis for Managers.
  • Core finance courses including Financial Management, Derivatives and Risk Management, International Business, Financial Modeling, and Applied Business Research
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Finance (MSF) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Minors

We offer various minors that can be combined with your finance (MSF) degree. Learn more about the available minors and their course requirements.

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Finance (MSF) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. We offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Two Year Course Rotation

Need help planning your schedule but you don’t know where to start? Check out our Two Year Course Rotation!

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Finance (MSF) :: Student Organizations 1.132

Student Organizations

The aim of the Finance Society is to help in the development of the next generation of finance professionals from A&M-Commerce, from degree plan through career. The society is an active student organization in the College of Business that is focused on advising and guiding in the professional, educational and social development of students interested in finance.

Economics and finance society
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Graduate Business Program Costs

Program Costs

The tuition and fees for a graduate student in the College of Business taking 9 credit hours is $3,820 for a Texas resident and $7,500 for a non-resident.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Finance MSF Admissions Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Finance, MSF” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.
Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead or our recommendation form from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Finance MSF International Requirements

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Finance, MSF” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Funding

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Finance (MSF) :: Staff 1.14a

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the MS finance comprehensive exam procedures?

You can find the procedures here.

Additionally, the ethics component of the comprehensive exam is related to a Standard of Practice Handbook which is provided to you in the Investments (FIN 510) class. If you did not receive this document, please contact Dr. Sri Nippani ([email protected]) or the professor of the class and a copy will be provided to you.

The exam will be proctored by Proctor U.

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Dean’s Office Contact Information COB

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Finance (MSF) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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