MS in Finance and Business Analytics

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Specialized Master’s Degrees to Suit You

Combine foundational quantitative and qualitative finance skills with powerful data analysis tools and technical skills and be prepared to tackle challenges in portfolio analysis, risk management, and capital markets.

The STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance and Business Analytics is a 45-credit master’s degree program you may complete in three terms of full-time study beginning in the fall (August) term. You may also pursue the MS in Finance and Business Analytics part time starting in the fall, spring (January), or summer (May).

A CFA Institute Partner School, Katz offers a finance curriculum covering 70 percent of the topics on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and enhances your preparation for related certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certifications.

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Curious about the courses you’ll take as a Master of Science in Finance and Business Analytics student? View courses and recommended electives.
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Professional Development

Here you’ll find information about pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification as well as other professional development opportunities in business analytics.


I am still in my first year and I have valued the time I have to focus on coursework and having a helpful mentor both in deciding which courses to take and how to make the most of them for my future research.

Gabe Pensamiento

PhD '25

I chose Katz for the course offerings. I knew I could build on my strengths through the strong core curriculum with specific classes that would help me learn invaluable tactics and strategies for my career.

Robert Innis

MBA '18