• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Strategic Finance, MS

Master of Science

The Chancellors' Master of Science in Strategic Finance offers instruction in accounting and finance concepts and principles. It prepares you to tackle problems with advanced problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. 

Interpret and respond to financial data and scenarios. Develop ethical strategies to address issues faced by finance professionals. Learn to apply and integrate financial concepts and analytical tools. 

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one of three tracks:

  • Investments  
  • Accounting  
  • Managerial finance  

This program may be a good fit if you are:

  • A recent college graduate seeking an advanced degree in finance
  • An adult learner with a bachelor’s degree and professional experience 

Note: Students wanting to pursue a CPA may count the 30 credits they earn in this program toward completion of the 150-hour CPA requirement. 

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. 

Degree Requirements 

To graduate with the Chancellors’ Master of Science in Strategic Finance, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (24 credits)
  • Track courses (6 credits) 

A total of 6 credits is required for foundational coursework.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.0 undergrad GPA 
  • Three professional references
  • Foundational coursework in accounting (6 credit hours), finance (3 credit hours), quantitative methods (3 credit hours) and economics (6 credit hours)

    NOTE: if you have not completed the above foundational coursework listed above contact IU Online regarding the opportunity to meet this admission requirement by completing the foundational coursework as a non-degree seeking online student in as little as one semester.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Official transcripts
  • Optional for applicants with less than a 3.0 undergrad GPA:
    - A 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program.
    - GMAT score of 550 or GRE score of 309




Business Analysis & Valuation


Corporate Financial Valuation

3 Credits




Financial Statement Analysis


Financial Statement Analysis


3 Credits


Modeling & Simulation


Time Series and Econometrics

3 Credits



Intermediate Accounting I 


Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I

3 Credits


Financial Management 



Financial Management Analysis

3 Credits
Advanced Corporate Finance3 Credits


Strategic Cost Management


Accounting for Decision Making


Decision-Making Tools in Accounting


Advanced Managerial Accounting

3 Credits
Fraud Issues in Business3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $322.76
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $968.28

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $476.78
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1430.34
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