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Finance (MS)



What will I learn?

The master of science (MS)* in finance is designed to provide a quantitative and comprehensive examination of the finance field. Students will advance through corporate finance, investments, and markets and institutions. Additionally, students will experience significant exposure to supporting coursework in the closely related fields of accounting and economics. A capstone experience will tie together the major finance topics, with a significant focus on mergers and acquisitions, and will expose students to literature, and the analysis thereof, pertinent to the field.

After a comprehensive examination of the field, students may choose their electives to satisfy their specific career goals. Students desiring to take advanced certification, such as the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) or CFP (Certified Financial Planner), will want to take advanced courses in Derivatives, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Investments and Portfolio Management, while students interested in pursuing careers in other fields may want to take Entrepreneurial Finance, or similar advanced topics offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

*NOTE: The master of science (MS) degree is abbreviated as MSc when completed in Vienna with Austrian accreditation.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MS in Finance
54 to 57 Credit Hours

Requirements for a dual degree with the MBA program generally include the required MBA courses (33 hours) and the required coursework in the additional degree program, except where noted below. If BUSN 5000 has been waived, the required hours are reduced by 3 credits and the BUSN 5000 course does not require a substitution.

Upon completion of all required credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

Which department am I in?

George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Orlando Campus

501 W. Church Street,



32805, United States

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Colorado Springs Campus

5475 Tech Center Drive,

Suite 110,



80919, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the course of study and are permitted only one course grade of C.

For international students

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80
TOEFL: oBT: 550
IELTS: Academic: 6.5
Duolingo: 120
Pearson: 53
Cambridge Academic English: 176
Password: 6.5
GTEC: 1201
jTEP: 3.7

Additional Requirements

Applicants to the MS in finance must have completed a bachelor's degree or higher in a business discipline in a program accredited by ACBSP, AACSB, IACBE, EQUIS or AMBA. An applicant without such a degree wishing to enroll in this program will be required to first complete the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites):

MNGT 2100 Management Theory & Practices
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
MNGT 2500 Marketing
BUSN 3500 Business & Global Issues
BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Webster University

90 per cent of international students have established career connections with regional employment providers in St. Louis, and other areas in the USA.

  • Highest ranked university in the St. Louis region
  • Average class size of ten
  • Globally-focused community, representing 138 countries
  • International scholarships available

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