A successful career in finance will make use of your quantitative skills and your ability to think critically. Whether you want to become a personal financial advisor, work for a large Wall Street firm or for a small, local company, a Finance degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead will teach you how to express your financial insight in ways that others can understand. You can accelerate your earnings and opportunities, save time and money, and be well-prepared for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam by adding a fifth year to your studies. The 4+1 MS in Accounting and Finance provides a seamless and direct pathway from a finance bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree.
AACSB Accreditation ensures you’re getting the highest quality business program. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited.
Finance careers are enjoying tremendous job growth as the demand for financial analysts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Join the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Study Group to prepare for the first level CFA exam.
Certifications in Bank Management, Corporate Financial Management and Investment Management will strengthen your career preparation and narrow your scope of professional interest.
The Financial Management Association provides professional, educational and social opportunities in finance and related fields.
Master of Science in Accounting & Finance is a fifth-year extension of the accounting and finance programs that give you the 150 credit hours necessary to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. You can also obtain the required hours by adding on elective courses at the undergraduate level.
Finance Student Success Stories
About ten years ago, the board of the MSUM Paseka School of Business decided to introduce a mentorship program. Rick Kasper ,who was on the board at the time, has been influencing the program and its participants ever since as a mentor, helping students set goals and make complex decisions.
Mary Jo Richard believes in finding places to volunteer where one can contribute both expertise and time. She has done just that as treasurer of the foundation board. Her professional background in auditing and accounting has improved processes for the quickly growing foundation.
CEO of Light Consulting & Coaching, Sarah West, and two of her employees, Kari Stenger and Drew Sannes, are taking their experience at MSUM and bringing what they've learned into their work at the local company.
MSUM’s Finance program offers a unique and selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including the CFA Institute Research Challenge annual global competition, the Risk Management Association Credit Analysis Competition and the Bloomberg Terminal Certification. Whether you call it engaged learning, experiential learning or just being adventurous, we hope you will explore the options that spark your interests, strengths and passions.