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  • MS in Finance


    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.


    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 Study
    MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise3.0
    STAT 610Statistics for Business Analytics 3.0
    BUSN 502Essentials of Economics 3.0
    FIN 601Corporate Financial Management 3.0
    BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance  3.0
    FIN 622Financial Institutions and Markets 3.0
    FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting  3.0
    OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation  3.0
    FIN 602Advanced Financial Management   3.0
    STAT 628Applied Regression Analysis 3.0
    or other online STAT course 
    ECON 610Microeconomics 3.0
    or ECON 614Macroeconomics 
    FIN 626Investment Management3.0
    FIN 648International Financial Management 3.0
    FIN 624Risk Management 3.0
    FIN T680Special Topics in Finance3.0
    or FIN 670Applied Portfolio Management  
    FIN 649Comparative Financial Analysis3.0
    FIN 650 Derivative Securities 3.0
    TAX 790Tax Policy Seminar 3.0
    Total Credits54.0

    Additional specialization can be achieved by concentrating in the electives of one of the following fields: banking, investments, or systems management.

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    Admissions Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • GMAT or GRE scores

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • Unofficial transcripts may be sent to expedite the review of your application, however if you are accepted into the program, official transcripts must be received before the beginning of classes
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Personal 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 Students

    A telephone or in-person interview may be required.

    Transfer Credits

    You 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.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1173 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact 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

    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

    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

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