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Mizzou’s online MS in finance degree is for individuals who want to enhance their analytical and financial decision-making skills. This program is designed for a variety of prospective students depending where they stand in their professional or educational career. The MS in finance degree will distinguish students from their peers in the job market. Students will grow their knowledge of key topics in securities analysis (equity, fixed-income, derivative securities), portfolio management, data analysis, financial modeling and more.

Not ready for a full master's program? The Finance Department also offers online graduate certificates in investments and financial management.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in finance


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Trulaske College of Business | Finance Department

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Jobs for finance master's graduates may include

  • Commercial bank loan officer
  • Financial analyst or manager
  • Investment banker or portfolio manager
  • Real estate analyst
  • Risk management officer
  • Securities analyst
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Employment growth
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Average salary

Program structure

The online master of science in finance will require completion of 30 credit hours during a minimum of three consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Offerings of online MS finance courses are either 8-week 1.5 credit hour courses or 16-week 3.0 credit hour courses. Students may take the course work over multiple years to assist with professional and personal commitments. Students working more than 30 hours per week will be required to attend part-time.

Course work includes

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Financial database analysis & financial modeling
  • Equity & fixed-income securities analysis
  • Derivative securities
  • Investment policy and portfolio management
  • International financial markets


100% online

Calendar system

8 or 16 weeks

Typical program length


Typical course load

Varies if full time or part time


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Trulaske College of Business and the School of Accountancy are accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Finance Department