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
When Kevin Hanson walked into Gate City Bank one morning in 1983, he didn’t know if they were hiring. He had graduated with a bachelor’s in finance from MSUM two days prior and opened a phone book just hours before to look for job openings.
Craig Weiss, as a recipient of a 2022 MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award, honed his leadership and entrepreneurial skills with nearly 35 years in the banking industry.
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.