Finance, MS

Master of Science

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $630.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $630.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Get the same diploma as on campus students

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 


Donna Dudney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance

Donna Dudney's teaching interests include financial institutions and markets, project analysis and investments. Her research interests include asset pricing, market efficiency/market anomalies, fixed income, corporate governance and valuation. Dudney's areas of expertise are financial institutions, financial markets and investing, and managerial economics.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3.00 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

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
July 1

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
FINA 801Quantitative Methods in Finance3

Course Number: FINA 801

The objective of this course is the practical use of statistical and quantitative methods that have wide applicability in business and financial decision making.

FINA 802Fixed Income Analysis3

Course Number: FINA 802

This course provides a basic understanding of fixed-income markets, fixed-income securities and tools employed by market participants to the analysis of fixed-income investments.

FINA 803Case Studies in Financial Management3

Course Number: FINA 803

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

Course Number: FINA 804

This course covers the elements of the investment management process. The investment management process considers risk, return and investment constraints. The ethical consideratons of this investment management industry will also be covered.

FINA 850Multinational Financial Analysis3

Course Number: FINA 850

International aspects of financial management. Exchange risk analysis and management. Accessing international capital markets. International capital budgeting. Numerical optimization technique.

FINA 863Portfolio Management3

Course Number: FINA 863

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. Prereqs: GRBA *811

FINA 867Options, Futures and Derivative Securities3

Course Number: FINA 867

The use of derivative securities in risk reduction and portfolio management strategies. Prereqs: 2.5 cum GPA; FINA 338 or 367 or 863.

GRBA 809Financial Accounting3

Course Number: GRBA 809

Basics of financial accounting and reporting. The construction of financial statements and their interpretation for internal and external users of financial information.

GRBA 811Managerial Finance3

Course Number: GRBA 811

A case course designed to meet the financial core requirement in the MBA program. Application of financial theory to business problems. Financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital and capital expenditure analysis.

GRBA 812Managerial Economics3

Course Number: GRBA 812

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.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

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  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

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