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Strategic Finance, M.S.

Gain advanced problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will help you move up in your career with the Chancellors' Master of Science in Strategic Finance. Completely online, this program makes it possible for you to meet your goals on a working schedule.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $342.42

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $505.82

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The Chancellors' Master of Science in Strategic Finance offers instruction in accounting and finance concepts and principles. 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 or an adult learner with a bachelor’s degree and professional experience.

You’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution*
  • Minimum 3.0 undergrad GPA**

    * Non-business majors can complete business foundational coursework in as little as one semester to be eligible for this degree. Contact IU Online for more information.
    ** If undergraduate GPA was under 3.0, a GMAT score of 550 or GRE score of 309 can be submitted for admission.
Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer 1 semester: May 1

Summer 2 semester: Jun 15

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) 

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.


Core Classes for the Chancellors’ Master of Science in Strategic Finance
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUSE-E 594 Business Analysis & Valuation 3 Credits
BUSE-E 577 Financial Statement Analysis 3 Credits
BUSE-A 507 Modeling & Simulation 3 Credits
BUSE-E 589 or BUKO-A 511 Intermediate Accounting or Financial Accounting Theory & Practice 3 Credits
BUSE-C 522 Financial Management 3 Credits
BUEA-F 510 Financial Management 3 Credits
BUNW-B 512 Financial Management Analysis 3 Credits
BUSB-F 542 Strategic Financial Management 3 Credits
BUSE-E 595 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Credits
BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
BUNW-A 513 Accounting for Decision Makers 3 Credits
BUSB-F 503 Decision-Making Tools for Accounting 3 Credits
BUSE-A 505 Strategic Cost Management 3 Credits
BUSE-E 597 Fraud Issues in Business 3 Credits
BUSB-C 502 The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3 Credits

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