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Master of Science in Finance

Connected. Confident. Changed.

The Master of Science in Finance (MS Finance) program will provide you with the strong analytical skills, academic training and practical tools that financial market employers are seeking in their ideal candidates.

Define Your Transformation

It’s more than just your technical skills. The Finance Academy, a unique feature of our MS Finance program, focuses on your personal and professional development, helping you develop competencies like teamwork, communications and leadership, as well as providing you access to experienced finance executives for advice, mentoring and best practices.

Seize Your Opportunity

The MS Finance program is flexible to your needs: you may opt for either a fall or spring start. Most students finish the program in three semesters. You may opt to stay longer to extend and customize your educational timeline. If you are a UB undergraduate, you may be able to finish in as few as two semesters.

Experiential Learning

From a real-money investment group, to supervised research on topics ranging from corporate financial policy to issues of investments, to projects on cutting-edge portfolio management and theory, you’ll be deeply engaged in a vibrant and welcoming community.

Exceptional Accessibility

Access is a hallmark of the MS Finance program. You’ll be on a first-name basis with world-renowned faculty who will work with you both in and outside the classroom.

Your Forever Network

Expand your professional connections through the School of Management’s extensive global alumni network, conferences and events, and our many corporate partners.

Wall Street Ready

With a Bloomberg terminal on site and hands-on training of Bloomberg Essentials and related skills, you will be productive from day one in your career.

CFA Recognition

The MS Finance program incorporates the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum, providing students with membership in the Buffalo CFA chapter, resources for you to prepare for the CFA exam, special review sessions and participation in the CFA research challenge.


All majors are welcome to apply; however, business, math, economics and engineering majors are ideally suited to the program.

Career Impact

Career preparation, job and internship opportunities, and networking specifically for finance students is provided by our Career Resource Center, available exclusively to School of Management students.

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Go from Finance Student to Finance Professional

In a volatile financial economy, employers seek future leaders like you, armed with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions.

Accelerate your business career with a focused, graduate-level education where you'll gain the strong analytical skills, academic training and practical tools that financial market employers are seeking in their ideal candidates.

For International Students

UB’s MS Finance qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program in Financial Mathematics, which provides an additional 24 months Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 visa holders who began the program in fall 2016 or later, or graduate in February 2017 or later. For information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website or UB's International Student and Scholar Services Office.



Choose a Track

Financial Risk Management

Where is your future? Working in corporate finance or commercial lending? Conducting portfolio analysis and management? On track to be a treasurer or CFO? Here is how you can get there.

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Quantitative Finance

Where is your future? Managing foreign exchange risk in a multinational corporation? Designing complex corporate securities for an investment firm? Using derivatives to calculate interest rates for a commercial bank? Here is how you can get there.

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This isn’t practice. The money is real. The investors are serious. The decisions are yours in the Terese Kelly Investment Group.


Are you seeking that career edge? No other MS Finance program gives you the Finance Academy.


Where passion and action meet: with more than 20 student clubs and organizations, there are many ways for you to engage while you are here.

Contact Us

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
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