Merrick School's M.S. in Business-Finance Program Designated a 'STEM' Degree
August 24, 2023
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business has launched its highly-anticipated STEM-designated Master of Science in Business-Finance degree. This innovative program promises to equip aspiring finance professionals with the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to excel in today's rapidly evolving business landscape.
"With the growing intersection of technology and finance, the demand for individuals with ability in both areas has never been higher," says Mikhail Pevzner, professor of accounting and director of the school's graduate business programs. "Recognizing this emerging trend in FinTech, the faculty have developed a forward-thinking curriculum that seamlessly integrates the principles of finance with a strong emphasis on technology. This innovative approach provides students with a unique competitive advantage in the job market and positions them as leaders in the finance industry."
The degree program, given a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission starting this fall, offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education, combining the core foundations of finance with specialized courses in data analysis, quantitative modeling, risk management, and financial technology. Students will gain hands-on experience using financial software and analytical tools, allowing them to analyze complex financial data, make informed decisions, and drive strategic initiatives.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of the financial world and solve real-world business challenges. Prof. Pevzner notes that the STEM designation of this degree opens up a wider range of career prospects for graduates, as many employers prioritize candidates with STEM backgrounds for positions that require a deep understanding of financial analysis, investment strategies, and risk assessment.
Learn more about the Master of Science in Business-Finance degree, now offered by The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business.