Use complex mathematical models and large datasets to analyze financial markets and securities.
Prepare for a variety of finance careers, such as managing foreign-exchange risk for a multinational corporation, designing complex corporate securities at an investment banking firm or managing interest rate risk using derivatives at a major commercial bank.
The MS Finance is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum with 36 credits typically completed in three semesters. Some students extend to a fourth semester, and UB undergraduates may be able to complete the program in two semesters. All majors are welcome to apply; however, business, math, economics and engineering majors are ideally suited to the program.
If your undergraduate degree is in a nonbusiness discipline, you must have completed business and mathematics courses equivalent to those below:
If you do not have a business background, but are strong in math or a quantitative discipline like engineering, we encourage you to apply for the MS Finance program. If you are conditionally admitted, you may be required to complete a preparatory curriculum in accounting, economics, finance or statistics.