Finance Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science
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Students with full-time professional work or personal commitments of more than 30 hours per week will be required to attend part-time; completion in two years.

A full-time plan of study can be completed in one year. Required course work may be waived based on a student's undergraduate course work, professional credentials or work experience. Waived courses will be replaced by elective course work.

You must complete four prerequisite courses or equivalents before enrolling in finance master's degree courses.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Corporate / Managerial Finance
  • Statistics

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 working more than 30 hours per week will be required to attend part-time.

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The chart below shows when courses in the master’s degree are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the Finance Department