Master of Science in Finance

Connected. Confident. Changed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Success >

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

Real Impact.

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.

Our MS Finance degree has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP), in recognition of the curriculum’s focus on ethics and standards of practice.

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.

International application deadline extended to March 1. Now accepting Duolingo English Test for international applicants.

Apply today.


MS Finance students in Alfero.

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


MS Finance students at conference.

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


Group of students on Wall Street in New York City.

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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