The Master of Science in Finance offers a traditional core graduate curriculum in finance combined with a specialization in one of three professional areas - financial planning, financial analysis, or financial management. The capstone of the program is a major case study relevant to the student’s concentration. The objective of the capstone is to connect the concepts and skills developed in the program with professional practice.

Each program of study includes the curriculum appropriate to preparation for the examinations for one of the following professional credentials: the CFP® certification in financial planning, the CFA® or chartered financial analyst credential, and the CFM or certified in financial management designation.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Finance program requires that the student:

  • Has completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. If the applicant does not have a degree in business, pre-requisites or appropriate professional experience will be required; and
  • Has met all the minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office, including recent GMAT test results.

CURRICULA

For students concentrating in Professional Financial Planning

USI 601    Financial Accounting
BUSI 603    Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
BUSI 606    Managerial Economics
BUSI 607    Corporate Financial Management
BUSI 625    Financial Modeling
BUSI 659    Analysis of Financial Statements
BUSI 671    Foundations of Professional Financial Planning
BUSI 672    Risk Management and Insurance Planning
BUSI 673    Investment Planning and Portfolio Analysis
BUSI 674    Income Tax Planning for Individuals and Businesses
BUSI 675    Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
BUSI 676    Estate Planning
BUSI 779    Capstone in Finance

 

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THE CONCENTRATION IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

BUSI 601    Financial Accounting
BUSI 602    Accounting for Business Entities
BUSI 603    Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
BUSI 606    Managerial Economics
BUSI 607    Corporate Financial Management
BUSI 611    Behavioral Issues and Ethics in Management
BUSI 613    Decision Analysis
BUSI 625    Financial Modeling
BUSI 652    Accounting for Managers
BUSI 659    Analysis of Financial Statements
BUSI 670    Working Capital Management
BUSI 672    Risk Management and Insurance Planning
    OR
BUSI 673    Investment Planning and Portfolio Analysis
    OR (another elective)
BUSI 779    Capstone in Finance

FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THE CONCENTRATION IN FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

BUSI 601    Financial Accounting
BUSI 603    Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
BUSI 606    Managerial Economics
BUSI 607    Corporate Financial Management
BUSI 625    Financial Modeling
BUSI 659    Analysis of Financial Statements
BUSI 673    Investment Planning and Portfolio Analysis
BUSI 770    Ethical and Professional Standards for Investment Management*
BUSI 771    Analysis of Equity Investments
BUSI 772    Analysis of Debt Investments*
BUSI 774    Analysis of Derivatives and Alternative Assets*
BUSI 775    Advanced Portfolio Management*
BUSI 779    Capstone in Finance


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Situated just minutes from New York City, the New Jersey City University is one of the most diverse college campuses in America.  NJCU’s global perspective starts with its professors and students, who come from countries worldwide.  Within this stimulating environment, NJCU offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and 27 graduate degree and diploma programs, including many emerging and interdisciplinary fields.  Students prepare for success by engaging in rigorous applied-learning experiences and cooperative education internships. With campuses in Jersey City and at the Harborside Financial Center waterfront, across from the NYC financial district, NJCU graduate programs offer flexibility, affordability, challenging content and stimulating faculty.