SUNY/Empire State College

M.B.A. Online
20 months
13570 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.S. in Finance from SUNY/Empire State College is a 36-credit, fully online program designed for students interested in developing and improving their professional competencies and skills in various finance related disciplines to increase their marketability. 


The curriculum is designed with a focus on international perspective and a strong commitment to the high ethical standards required in the finance field. It provides students with state of art skills and knowledge necessary to compete in the increasingly challenging business environment. 

Additionally, a significant portion of the core curriculum with appropriate electives covers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Candidate Body of Knowledge. The program offers three tracks: Corporate Finance, International Finance, and General Finance.

Career options:

The M.S. in Finance from SUNY/Empire State College is ideal for those working or planning to work in the following areas:

  • Commercial and retail banking
  • Investment banking
  • Security analysis and brokerage
  • Corporate finance, venture capital and corporate restructuring
  • Security trading and risk management
  • Financial services and consulting
  • Government financial auditors
  • Financial information systems and data providers

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Management 
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance 
  • Financial Economics 
  • Investment Analysis
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods in Finance 
  • International Financial Management
  • Strategies of Financial Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months
  • Part-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines





English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Application Materials

  • A single integrative essay
  • Current resume'
  • Two recommendations, at least one from your current direct supervisor or appropriate alternative with the ability to discuss your career and professional goals and skills; a second letter may come from members of the faculty with whom you have worked or who know you well
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities attended: 
  • Non-refundable $50 application/orientation fee
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6785 USD per semester and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 20 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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