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Finance, MS

Master of Science

A Master of Science in Finance delivers the ideal background in financial expertise for future chief financial officers, or CFOs. You will develop the financially sound reasoning needed to achieve the strategic goals of your organization with a focus on business to consumer and business to business transactions. 

The IU Online Master of Science in Finance exposes you to coursework in financial management, quantitative analysis, value creation, economics, risk management, and capital markets. You gain the technical expertise you need to measure and manage the risks and returns of an organization's financial policies, as well as an understanding of the ways an organization can use these policies to achieve its strategic goals. You also learn to view finance as an integral business function, use financial resources efficiently, evaluate the various opportunities for creating value in an organization, understand which financial instruments an organization can use to manage risk and uncertainty, and appreciate how capital markets value financial securities.

Dual Degree Option

While earning your MS in Finance, you can opt to add an MBA. With our dual degree option, you can add general management to your skill portfolio in just 66 credit hours versus the 84 credit hours required if the two degrees are earned separately.

Your IU Online MS in Finance prepares you to advance in careers such as:

  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Commercial banker 
  • Financial planner 
  • Portfolio manager 
  • Stockbroker 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Finance, you must complete 30 credit hours in finance core courses.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Complete the Kelley Direct Program Application Form.
  • Look for an invitation to interview.
  • Complete the Indiana University Graduate School Application Form, which includes a personal statement (500 words or less), resume, and three recommenders.
  • Submit GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Send official transcripts.
  • Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only). 


  • BUKD-C 520Quantitative Analysis 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 521Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 530Economics 3 Credits
  • BUKD-C 540Financial Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 711Information Technology for Managers 1.5 Credits
  • BUKD-F 722Managerial Accounting 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 741Asset Pricing & Security Valuation 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 745Valuation & Capital Investment 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 746Finance Valuation (Bloomington in-residence) 1.5 Credits
  • BUKD-F 742International Financial Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 743Financial Risk Management 3 Credits
  • BUKD-F 744Financial Strategy & Corporate Restructuring 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1380.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4140.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1380.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4140.00

-Rate is determined by program of enrollment.

-Additional fees will apply.

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