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Finance MS

A master of science in finance unlocks the world of finance and sets you on a path toward managerial success.

Program skills

The MS degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Program facilities equipment

The MS degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Program job titles reported

Financial Engineer; Risk Analyst; Research Associate; Quantitative Analyst; Quantitative Investment Analyst; Credit Risk Analyst; Quantitative Strategist; Data Analyst

Program significant points

Saunders College of Business moved up 18 spots to #73 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 edition of Best Graduate School Rankings among graduate business schools in America.

Select program hiring partners

AMG Technology, Invata Intralogistics, T3 Trading Group, LLC, TD Securities; MAI Capital Management

60%

Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

83.30%

Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Business co-ops provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge of business, management, finance, accounting, and related fields in professional settings. You'll make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications as you build a network of professional contacts.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the finance program.