Finance, MS

Master of Science Degree in Finance

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 30
    Credits
  • $650.00
    In-State
  • $650.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills that employers seek to make the smartest financial and investment decisions.

Students choose this program because:

  • Coursework is relevant and engaging which gives them a dynamic learning experience. 
  • They learn from Big Ten Faculty. Finance courses are developed and taught by highly respected faculty in one of the strongest academic conferences in the nation. 
  • They have access to a global classroom. Students make meaningful connections with experienced colleagues around the world 
  • Of resources such as a career coach, a strong culture of networking and a resume review service 

Core courses in this program provide students with comprehensive skills directly applicable to this field. Courses are offered completely online, optimized for mobile access and offered in 8-week sections.  

Coursework includes:

  • Managerial Finance 
  • Managerial Economics 
  • Multinational Financial Analysis 
  • Portfolio Management 
  • Options, Futures and Derivative Securities 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance 
  • Fixed Income Analysis 
  • Cases in Financial Management 
  • Portfolio Management and Ethics 

Career Outlook: The job outlook for careers in finance is strong with a projected growth of 10% from 2016 to 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018).

This program is optimal for professionals working in areas such as:   

  • Accounting 
  • Financial Analysis 
  • Financial Advising 
  • Economics 
  • Portfolio Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Finance-related careers 

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Completed coursework

    College-level statistics and calculus

  3. Taken the GMAT

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  5. 3 Professional references

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:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee 
  • Submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
FINA 801Quantitative Methods in Finance3
Practical use of statistical and quantitative methods that have wide applicability in business and financial decision making.
FINA 803Case Studies in Financial Management3
Development and implementation of financial strategies and policies. Cases will cover financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital and capital expenditure analysis.
FINA 804Portfolio Management II & Ethics3
Covers elements of the investment management process. Investment management process considers risk, return, and investment constraints. Ethical considerations of this investment management industry. Prerequisite: FINA 863
FINA 850Multinational Financial Analysis3
International aspects of financial management. Exchange risk analysis and management. Accessing international capital markets. International capital budgeting. Numerical optimization technique. Prerequisites: GRBA 811 and permission.
FINA 802Fixed Income Analysis3
Basic understanding of fixed-income markets, fixed-income securities, and tools employed by market participants to the analysis of fixed-income investments.
GRBA 812Managerial Economics3
Applies economics to problems faced by managers in both the private and public sector. Consideration is given to the impact of the economic environment on decisions made by the firm including the effects of legal, regulatory and social constraints. Internal allocation of resources in organizations from an economic perspective. Economic tools that aid managers, including statistical analysis, are applied to practical decisions.
FINA 863Portfolio Management3
The workings of securities markets. The fundamental intuition of the risk-return trade-off. The role of information in financial markets. All major asset pricing models and application to risk management in a portfolio context. Prerequisite: GRBA 811
FINA 867Options, Futures and Derivative Securities3
The use of derivative securities in risk reduction and portfolio management strategies. Prerequisites: 2.5 cumulative GPA, FINA 338 or FINA 367 or FINA 863.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00
Julian Atanassov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Julian Atanassov's expertise includes board of directors, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and tax policy.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 01