What will I learn?

Develop the technical skills required for specialist and management roles in financial enterprise by completing our Master of Science in Finance degree program at UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. We will introduce you to modern concepts, such as financial regulation and behavioral finance, that play a critical role in today’s marketplace.

At UB, you will gain the decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical capabilities to solve financial problems, including how to:

  • Evaluate and price a financial opportunity
  • Gauge the appropriate level of risk to discount future projections
  • Compare across investment opportunities at a given time and how to allocate among them in an optimal way
  • Create useful tools for answering financial questions so that reports can be generated automatically and progress can be tracked
  • Assess and manage risk

Educational Objectives

Students will integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout the Master of Science in Finance degree program to develop and evaluate financial and risk management strategies by:


Demonstrating an understanding of concepts learned throughout their graduate program
Testing a hypothesis or market strategy through robust historical evaluation
Using research methods and instruments to price assets, evaluate risk, and manage portfolios
Explain and differentiate standard financial models and their assumptions


Communicating complicated information at a professional level using appropriate acumen
Demonstrating initiative, discipline, and follow-through on assignments
Facilitating meaningful dialogue and reasoned disagreements related to class topics and current financial events


Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages associated with evolving regulatory environments
Analyzing organizational decisions relating to risk management and financial practice
Applying the theories and techniques learned throughout the graduate finance program

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (30 credits of coursework)

Tuition fees
USD $845 per credit hour (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021


School of Business

230 Park Avenue,



6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their Bachelor’s degree certificate/diploma.

For international students

Student must have: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognized international institution; It is recommended to have an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, or Accounting; Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 58 for graduates (post-graduates)
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 95 for graduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio