MS in Finance Overview Finance professionals are often described as people who love challenges, seek to make an impact on the world, and possess critical thinking skills. That’s why Drexel’s online MS in Finance program equips you with the knowledge and experience needed to become financial stewards.The online MS in Finance program prepares you for careers in private wealth management, portfolio management, security analysis, financial consulting, public accounting, and banking. Many students also seek to achieve the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.This accredited program is for those interested in establishing a career in finance or financial services, seeking career advancement, or looking to make a career change. It also includes optional internship and consulting opportunities.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Courses This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Sample Plan of StudyFall MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0STAT 610Statistics for Business Analytics 3.0BUSN 502Essentials of Economics 3.0Winter FIN 601Corporate Financial Management 3.0 BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance 3.0SpringFIN 622Financial Institutions and Markets 3.0 FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting 3.0Summer OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3.0FIN 602Advanced Financial Management 3.0Fall STAT 628Applied Regression Analysis 3.0or other online STAT course ECON 610Microeconomics 3.0or ECON 614Macroeconomics FIN 626Investment Management3.0WinterFIN 648International Financial Management 3.0FIN 624Risk Management 3.0SpringFIN T680Special Topics in Finance3.0or FIN 670Applied Portfolio Management FIN 649Comparative Financial Analysis3.0Summer FIN 650 Derivative Securities 3.0TAX 790Tax Policy Seminar 3.0Total Credits54.0Additional specialization can be achieved by concentrating in the electives of one of the following fields: banking, investments, or systems management.View Course Descriptions Admissions Requirements Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or universityGMAT or GRE scoresRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationResumePersonal Essay Approximately 500 words describing your reasons for pursuing the degree, your short and long-term career plans, and how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue those goals successfully.GMAT or GRE score report Additional requirements for International StudentsA telephone or in-person interview may be required.Transfer CreditsYou may transfer up to 6 quarter credits from any AACSB accredited institution, based on related undergraduate coursework. Transfer credit decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 877-215-0009 for more information. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1139 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Finance Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.