Based on results from our 2014 graduates, a Master of Science in Finance degree leads to a starting salary of $16,000 higher on average than for those with only an undergraduate business degree.
The application of financial concepts is one of the major differences between an undergraduate and graduate business degree. Theories discussed in your undergraduate program will be expanded upon and developed into practical skills as you learn analytical and modeling techniques that will enable you to forecast, value and strategize for the wide range of financial instruments available in the marketplace.
Our graduate students are expected to obtain and use actual market data (SEC filings, stock/bond quotes) and then analyze this data to model, forecast and value financial instruments.
Our rigorous program curriculum gives you the means to refine and develop your skills and increase your value as an analyst. The intensive in-depth coursework will enhance your skill set and allow you to more quickly provide value to an employer. The fast-paced environment ensures that little time is wasted in the program.
Graduate students are eligible to take advantage of numerous career management resources at the David Eccles School of Business. Students can work one-on-one with the MS Finance career coach on their resumes, cover letters, interview practice and networking skills. Students also have access to exclusive job postings and company information sessions.
MSF students begin applying their classroom knowledge to the finance industry before they graduate, through a number of experiential opportunities, including the MSF consulting class, Zions Bank trading program and various professional centers at the David Eccles School of Business. The MSF program places a focus on experiential learning, so students exit the program with hands-on skills, ready to enter the professional finance industry.