Marquette to offer Master of Science in Finance degree program

The College of Business Administration announced it’s accepting applications for a new Master of Science in Finance degree program in the Graduate School of Management. The program will begin in fall 2021 and include an accelerated degree option for Marquette undergraduate students.

The program will be delivered fully online and will allow full-time students to graduate in three semesters and part-time students in just two years. Marquette undergraduate students are able to complete the master’s program with their undergraduate degree in just five years.

“This new program does a nice job of building off our finance specialization undergraduate program to offer distinct electives in growing areas of fintech, banking and real estate,” said Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, Robert B. Bell, Sr. Chair in Real Estate and professor of finance. “Graduates of this program will emerge as skilled communicators with good technical skills for a career in finance.”

The program offers unique finance electives such as commercial banking management, financial technology and real estate finance and investments, and shares a foundational base with the university’s highly respected Master of Business Administration program. Students will learn to demonstrate strategies and behaviors that reflect knowledge of the industry, enabling them to identify and implement effective and innovative methods to deliver financial solutions. Graduates will be able to apply ethical and data driven approaches to quantitative analysis of financial situations and critically analyze global and domestic financial and economic issues to provide financial value to their organization.

“We are excited to be offer this master’s in finance, giving our students an immersive cutting-edge education from an exceptional faculty with an applied focus,” said Tim Hanley, interim Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. “This program will be a great pathway for our current undergraduate students seeking a career in finance or those looking to super charge their career.”