Master of Science in Business-Finance
A STEM-desginated program.
"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."
- Mikhail Pevzner, professor of accounting and director of the school's graduate business programs.
Today’s business climate demands individuals who are equipped to manage the intense world of finance. Meeting those demands requires a specialized graduate degree and one that is STEM-focused.
The Master of Science in Business-Finance program, emphasizes quantitative analysis, data-driven decision-making, and mathematical modeling. Students are equipped with advanced analytical tools and techniques, allowing them to tackle complex financial problems with precision. These skills are highly valued in today's data-driven financial industry, as they enable professionals to make informed and strategic decisions.
There is a clear competitive advantage for finance degrees that have a STEM designation. It sets you apart from your peers in the job market. Employers recognize the rigor and technical expertise associated with STEM education, and they often seek candidates who possess these skills. By pursuing a finance degree with a STEM designation, students position themselves as highly competitive candidates for lucrative roles in finance, investment banking, risk management, and financial consulting.
Throught this program you will stay aligned with current and emerging industry trends and be well-prepared to leverage emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, in financial analyses. This combination of finance knowledge and technical expertise provides a strong foundation for students to navigate the evolving landscape of the financial sector.
Fast-track your degree. Complete your degree in as little as 18 months.
Academically qualified students may take 9-12 credits in fall and spring semesters and up to 6 credits in the summer in order to accelerate their progress through the graduate program.
30-39 credit flexible program
Fall: Aug. 15; Spring: Jan. 1; Summer: May 1
See the admission requirements
- NOTE: The GMAT test is optional for admission consideration.
This program is charged at the graduate business tuition rate. Tuition is $849 per credit for in-state and regional residents, and $1,185 per credit for out-of-state residents. Additional fees will be applied. Learn more about tuition and fees.
STEM Designated Degrees are in High Demand
A STEM degree is important to an international graduate student for Optional Practical Training (OPT) because it allows them to extend their OPT period from 12 to 24 months. This additional time can be invaluable for international students who are looking to stay in the U.S. after graduation and find a job in their field.
STEM degrees are also in high demand in the U.S., which means that international students with STEM degrees are more likely to find jobs after graduation. Additionally, STEM jobs tend to pay higher salaries than non-STEM jobs for U.S. students and international students.
Overall, a STEM degree can be a valuable asset for your professional goals and may increase your chances of finding a job, and increase your earning potential.
Did you Know?
The M.S. in Business-Finance program is a great master's program to complement an undergraduate degree in accounting.
Students who complete this degree will have the additional credits necessary to meet the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Examination in many states and to meet the 150 hour CPA licensure requirement in Maryland. Students who pursue the M.S. in Business-Finance are often preparing for professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst or Certified Financial Planner.
The Merrick School of Business has several program offerings for graduate students.
Master's Degree Programs
M.S. in Business-Finance (A STEM designated program)
M.S in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (offered jointly with UBalt's College of Public Affairs)
M.S. in Taxation (offered jointly with UBalt's School of Law)
Graduate Certificate Programs
The following post-baccalaureate certificates are linked to the MBA program.
The following post-baccalaureate certificates are linked to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program.
Master's Advantage (a post-graduate, non-degree program)