Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-2 years
Credit Hours:

Become a money master.
The Master of Science in Finance at UNT is a market-driven and value-added program from a top-tier research public university that can be completed in 12 months (Fall start).

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Why Earn a Finance Master's?

This program provides the necessary tools for data-driven decision-making by providing advanced knowledge of finance and modeling/data skills valued in industry. Students will learn practical applications of finance concepts through management and analysis of large real-world financial datasets, Excel-based financial modeling, and experiential learning opportunities.

Classes are taught by faculty members who have extensive academic and industry backgrounds. They conduct research to remain up-to-date on trends and to enrich the classroom experience. Articles written by faculty members have appeared in Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Management.

Marketable Skills
  • International financial markets
  • Interaction of financial decisions
  • Investment analysis and portfolio management
  • Financial institutions/instruments concepts
  • Financial derivative understanding

Finance Master's Highlights

Exposure to practical applications incorporating real-world financial data in course work, guest lectures/speakers, a student-managed investment fund, and live company projects.
Preparation for obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst™ (CFA) designation, one of the highest distinctions in the investment management profession.
STEM-designated program which allows international students to work in the United States for 36 months after graduation, without being sponsored for a work visa by an employer, making it easier to obtain work experience in the United States.
The Ryan College of Business is among the one percent of business colleges and schools worldwide which hold dual accreditation in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for business and management education.
You will join other students with highly diverse education and work experiences. A significant number are employed full time at corporations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one of the nation's most dynamic economic regions.
Competitively priced high-value program from a top-tier university that provides advanced finance knowledge and in-demand modeling and data skills, foundations for fast-track careers in finance.

What Can You do With a Finance Master's?

Graduates with M.S. Finance degrees, often work in various analyst roles in investment management, investment banking, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial advising, insurance and regulatory positions.

The FIREL department at UNT RCOB engages with reputable prospective employers (e.g., TD Ameritrade, Fidelity, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Schwab, Regions Bank, Texas Capital Bank, Capital One, Citi, Dallas Federal Reserve, etc.) to facilitate internship and placement opportunities for students.

The RCOB Career Resource Center actively engages with students regarding job-related activities through various events including career fairs and employer information sessions.

The UNT Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides advising to international students seeking employment opportunities.

Based on reported data from U.S. M.S. Finance programs, salaries of graduates obtaining employment in the U.S. often exceed $65,000 per year on average.

Finance Master's Courses You Could Take

Investment Analysis and Management (3 hrs)
Economic and industry studies, company analysis, selection of senior securities, theory and application of common stock valuation models, security markets and timing, portfolio management, options and futures markets.
Financial Markets and Institutions (3 hrs)
Determination of interest rates, their term structure and the relationship with inflation. Management of interest rate risk. Financial instruments and their characteristics. Monetary policy, the Federal Reserve System and regulation. Introduction to the international financial system.
International Financial Management (3 hrs)
Analyses of the balance of payments and its impact on domestic economies and currencies. Theories of financing foreign trade and investments. Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate behavior in theory and practice. Assessing exposure to the foreign exchange risk and the use of hedging tools and techniques.
Sustainable Finance (3 hrs)
This course provides (1) conceptual and theoretical foundations for corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and actions and investors’ preferences regarding such policies and actions and (2) how such policies and actions affect firm performance, investor reactions, and portfolio risk and return. ESG issues have assumed an increasingly important role for corporations, investors, and society as a whole.
Mergers and Acquisitions (3 hrs)
Covers Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and more generally aspects of the broader market for corporate control. A primary goal is to explore the rationale for firms to acquire or be acquired, and the associated value effects. In addition to revisiting financial approaches to valuing deals, covers aspects of deal structure that can affect the gains from, and risks in, M&A.
Financial Management (3 hrs)
Tools and techniques used and proposed in corporate financial management. Analysis of the investment and financing decisions and the environment in which such decisions are made are covered in readings, case problems and class discussion.

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