Finance, M.S.

Master of Science
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About This Degree

The Master of Science in Finance offers several options to develop advanced skills for specific professional objectives in the field of finance. Underlying each program option is a core foundation that supports a deeper understanding of financial concepts, including important grounding in accounting, economics, quantitative methods, and modeling techniques. On this scaffold the program builds expertise in the theory and applications that are relevant to financial institutions, corporate treasuries, other business entities, and investors.  Graduate learners can choose among the following program specializations: 

The curriculum for each of these options includes subject matter required for various professional certifications. Students are encouraged to leverage their Master’s degree and enhance their career opportunities by pursuing the relevant certification during or soon after their graduate study.


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Contact Us

Marilyn Ettinger, MBA, CFA, CTP, FP&A
Chair, Finance Deparment
Phone: (201) 200-3353

Isabel Casais, MBA
Assistant to the Dean for Graduate Enrollment Management
Phone: (201) 200-3230

Location: 200 Hudson Street, Harborside 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311


The MS in Finance program is accredited by:


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Each specialization in the MSF program includes the curriculum appropriate to preparation for the examination requirements of a professional credential, including:

  • The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential, administered by the CFA Institute (
  • The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, administered by the CFP Board (
  • The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, administered by the Institute of Management Accountants (; or the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation, administered by the Association for Financial Professionals (


FINC 710 Counterparty Credit Risk Management
FINC 740 Operational Risk Management
FINC 772 Analysis of Debt Investments
FINC 750 Market and Liquidity Risk Management
FINC 774 Analysis of Derivatives and Alternative Investments
FINC XXX Regulation and Compliance
FINC 779 Capstone in Finance