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Earn an Online Master’s in Finance
Stand out as a financial leader with exceptional problem-solving skills and business acumen.

Why Earn a Master of Science in Finance?

The online Master of Science in Finance program provides a holistic study of financial principles and executive leadership. Coursework covers essential industry matters like statistical analysis, economic theory, strategic management, and more. Students can earn one of two certificates offered as part of the online finance master’s program or as a separate mode of study. Whether your goal is to springboard your career in finance, enhance your professional value, or increase your earning potential, our faculty goes above and beyond to assist you with expert guidance.

This program creates an opportunity to learn from the experience of our professors and your fellow students to drive both academic and experience-based learning in your virtual classroom. Graduates are equipped with world-class knowledge and definitive business management abilities that will enhance their career prospects and augment their pathway to leadership.

Program At A Glance

8 courses

7 weeks per course

16 months to complete

AACSB accredited

GMAT not required

World-class faculty


Explore More About The Program

The University of Miami Master of Science in Finance allows you to advance your education without compromising your busy schedule. Students will build advanced portfolios and work with UM business professors to launch or advance their careers. Explore more about our faculty, their curriculum, and related graduate certificates below.

Program Curriculum Program Faculty Graduate Certificates


What to Expect From My Online Master's in Finance

The decision to complete your master's in finance online requires thorough consideration. After all, you'll be dedicating a significant amount of time and effort to accomplishing your goal, and you want to maximize the likelihood of success.

It helps to know exactly what the requirements of an online finance master's program is before finalizing your enrollment. The more clearly you understand the criteria for completion, the better you can prepare and make the most of your education experience.

At the University of Miami, we've configured our online finance master's program with your future employability in mind. Our program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills that are most sought after by today's employers. We have incorporated the latest industry trends, data analytics techniques, and financial modeling strategies into our program to ensure you develop a comprehensive understanding of business finance to propel you in today's job market.

When you enroll with us, you can expect to:

1. Gain a Competitive Edge

We understand our students ultimately want to see their finance degree translate into gainful employment, which is why our program focuses on both theoretical and practical, hands-on knowledge in equal measure. From capital budgeting to long-term debt management, we cover crucial topics in a way that allows you to succeed not only in the classroom but also in the real world, where it matters most.

2. Meticulously Sharpen Critical Skills

Our online master's in finance students are given the tools, technology, and expert guidance required to thrive in a career field that's constantly evolving at an accelerated pace. You'll use a variety of cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain applications, AI and machine learning, and digital experience platforms, ensuring your knowledge is relevant to today's modern world. You'll also study advanced financial modeling techniques, preparing you for senior-level roles in your chosen industry.

3. Receive Expert Guidance

Our online master's in finance professors aren't just educators — they're real-world professionals who bring a wealth of firsthand knowledge to each class they teach. Whether it's serving as a financial economist for the Federal Reserve Board, being published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, or getting featured in the New York Times, we're confident the accomplishments of our fine educators will inspire you to strive for excellence.


The Benefits of Studying a Master of Finance Online

There are various reasons why an individual might choose to complete their finance master's online. Ultimately, only you know whether an in-person or virtual program suits your needs best. But it's always advisable to review the benefits of each before making a final decision.

The most notable reasons to complete an online master's in finance include:

Flexibility

Completing your degree from home means no commuting. In fact, you don't even need to live near your chosen college or university at all. It also means you can log in to your classes from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing you to travel without worrying about falling behind on your studies. And lastly, many of the best online master's in finance programs allow you to study at your own pace — a major advantage if you have a job or other obligations you'll need to manage while attending classes.

Online Tools

Students of our online finance master's program gain access to multiple financial analysis platforms, analytics tools, and data visualization programs, which increase proficiency and have real-world applications. These tools can be used to simplify processes and automate tasks, and therefore experience using them is seen as a desirable skill to potential employers.

Reduced Costs

Opting for an online finance master's degree eliminates several expenses associated with attending in-person classes. There's no need to relocate to be near a particular campus, no commuting costs, and it's far easier to maintain employment throughout your enrollment. Additionally, many educational institutions offer reduced tuition fees for online programs.


Potential Career Paths

Completing your master's in finance qualifies you for a range of rewarding roles, including:

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts are employed by banks, hedge funds, and insurance companies to conduct in-depth investigations into the financial performance of a company, individual, or entity. These investigations aim to identify opportunities to improve profitability and better predict future financial outcomes.

Chief Financial Officer

A chief financial officer (CFO) oversees all financial operations within a particular organization or company. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, preparing financial reports, setting budgets, and auditing financial performance. Because large corporations typically employ CFOs, another prominent aspect of their role is to present financial information to other executive-level leaders and participate in high-stake decision-making processes.

Private Wealth Manager

Private wealth managers advise high-net-worth individuals on investment opportunities, retirement planning, tax reduction strategies, and how to best reach their greater financial goals. They are solely responsible (at the strategic level) for their clients' portfolios and ultimately strive to maximize returns for the individuals they serve. Due to the personalized nature of their services, specific duties often range from client to client. For example, one client may request assistance with philanthropic budgeting, while another might be interested in trust planning.

Tuition

PROGRAM COST PER CREDIT † CREDITS TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST WHAT MOST STUDENTS PAY
Master of Science in Finance $2,421 32 $77,472 $56,555
Certificate in Corporate Finance $2,421 16 $38,736 $28,277
Certificate in Financial Decision Making $2,421 16 $38,736 $28,277

*This is the total estimated cost of the program before potential financial assistance.
†Based on the UM 2023-2024 UOnline Tuition and fees rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

You can learn more about financial aid opportunities available to you here.


What are the Entry Requirements?

Curious about the acceptance criteria for our online master’s degree in finance? We’re here to provide the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your future education.

Here’s a brief overview of our conditions for admission:

1. Official Transcripts

You’ll need to provide us with a record of your academic history from all educational institutions you’ve attended, including high school, undergraduate programs, and any other relevant courses or certificates.

2. Test Scores

We’ll need a copy of all test scores you’ve received over the last five years. Click here for a complete list of acceptable scores and associated school codes.

3. Resume

Your resume can significantly increase your chances of acceptance into your chosen master’s finance online program. We ask all potential enrollees to provide us with a CV that details their qualifications, academic achievements, and relevant work experience. We also strongly encourage you to include any internships, volunteer work, academic awards, or publications you’ve been featured in, as these elements can all enhance your resume and overall desirability as a candidate.

4. Personal Statement

A compelling personal statement is a major asset in terms of grad school applications. The purpose of your personal statement is to humanize your application and put your credentials into context. The admissions committee isn’t just looking for the top academic performers (although test scores and transcripts are certainly important). They’re also looking for respectable and upstanding candidates committed to their chosen career paths who embody their institution's mission, vision, and values. Be sure to provide a statement that speaks to your character, principles, and qualifications.

5. Letters of Recommendation

Your letters of recommendation validate the information provided in your CV and personal statement. They serve as a testament to your abilities, disposition, and aptitudes. Your letters can be submitted by previous professors, employers, mentors, or colleagues, and they shouldn’t be dry or overly technical. The more authentic and complimentary the letter is, the more likely it will be remembered.


Advance Your Education at the University of Miami

If you’ve been researching finance master’s programs online in hopes of finding an engaging, collaborative, and outcome-focused program, we’re certain we’re the right institution for you. We designed our online learning portal to support your lifestyle and increase your likelihood of successful completion.

Not only are our classes pre-recorded with built-in checkpoints, but we make our team of dedicated academic advisors available to you 24/7 so you always have access to the support and guidance you need.

We aim to provide an interactive learning environment customized to the needs of self-motivated students just like you. We understand that completing your finance master’s online is a significant undertaking, so we’re committed to making it the most enjoyable and worthwhile experience possible.

Are you ready to get started? One of our enrollment supervisors would be happy to assist you with your application process and answer any questions you may have. Start an online chat today!

Summer 2024 Early Admission Deadline

Ready to apply?

For students who wish to start classes in the Master of Science in Finance on May 6, 2024, the early admission deadline is March 11, 2024. Download the UOnline Application Checklist for a step-by-step guide through the simplified application process and contact an enrollment advisor to waive your $300 deposit fee.

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A Message From Vice Dean Ann Olazábal

"The UOnline Master of Science in Finance program is designed to elevate the careers of working professionals in finance by providing cutting-edge knowledge in this dynamic field. This online program combines academic rigor with practical application, enabling students to put the concepts they learn into immediate use. Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level or stay ahead of the curve in the fast-changing world of finance, our program delivers the real-world skills you need to succeed."


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