Develop your expertise in financial analysis

Launching in Fall 2023, Duquesne University's online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program prepares students for a wide range of careers in finance. From financial management and capital markets to banking and investments, this hands-on program will help students develop skills in financial analysis and decision making in all aspects of business. Graduates of the online MS in finance program will be prepared to fully engage in organizations ranging from small and medium enterprises to major corporations.

Through our flexible asynchronous online courses, you can complete the MSF program where and when you choose, maintaining your career and personal commitments. Due to the hands-on nature of our cornerstone and capstone experiences, these courses will be delivered with some synchronous online sessions. 

Online MS in Finance Program At-a-Glance

  • Flexible online master’s in finance program to accommodate working professionals
  • 36 credits, with up to 6 waived based on previous coursework
  • Complete the program in four semesters
  • GMAT and GRE optional
  • A capstone finance project executed in partnership with a real company


Designed to prepare students for all aspects of finance, Duquesne’s well-rounded online master’s in finance curriculum consists of fundamental, core and elective courses, each of which contributes to students' understanding of financial investment, analysis and management. Students can enroll for fall or summer start dates and may have up to 6 credits of fundamental courses waived* depending on previous coursework. 

To learn more about the MSF program course offerings, visit the program page.

*To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years. Pass/fail courses will not be eligible for a course waiver.

Courses that will give you tools you’ll own throughout your career

Whether you plan to pursue a career in corporate finance, banking, private wealth management or accounting, the coursework of the online master’s in finance program will empower you with the skills and tools you need to compete in the job market and excel in your industry. 

Through the capstone project, you and a team of your peers will develop and execute a project in partnership with a real company to assist with credit analysis, structured finance, project finance, merger, acquisition or related topics. 

In addition to finance fundamentals and core courses, the master’s in finance offers a range of elective courses to hone your specialty:

  • Multinational Corporate Finance
  • Applied Data Analytics for Finance
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • Equity Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Wealth Management
  • Sales in Financial Services

What can you do with a master’s degree in finance?

An online master’s in finance can jump-start your career in several ways. With the hands-on experience you’ll gain in Duquesne’s MSF program, you’ll have applicable skills that you can transfer into your career. Our courses will familiarize you with a wide range of financial concepts such as investment, management, analytics, sales, multinational finance and accounting, all of which will enable you to pursue a career in a multitude of financial industries. 

Careers in finance can include:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Personal or Corporate Financial Advisor
  • Corporate Controller
  • Private wealth management
  • Accounting

Learn more about what you can do with a finance degree.

Finance Industry Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that careers in business and finance industries are expected to grow at a rate of 7% over the next ten years, opening opportunities in the market for finance professionals to secure a career. Salaries for those who work in finance can vary depending on occupation type, with financial analysts making a median annual salary of $95,570, personal financial advisors earning $94,170 annually, and budget analysts making a salary of $79,940. 

"Finance is an intellectually rich, challenging discipline offering a wide range of rewarding career possibilities. Duquesne's MSF program will help you develop comprehensive skills in financial analysis and valuation for decision making. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to the long-run growth and success of any business organization.”

–Dr. Philip Baird, Department Chair, Economics & Finance, Associate Professor of Finance

Take the next step in your career growth with DU’s online MS in finance

The online Master of Science in Finance at Duquesne University equips students with the skills and experience needed to make high-stakes and impactful financial recommendations, perform evaluation and risk-management procedures, assess investment potential and own and manage professional relationships. 

Our course offerings give students a breadth of study that will prepare them for all aspects of the financial industry and our unique capstone course provides students with the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-world setting.

Learn more about the master’s degree in finance online program by requesting information or signing up for a virtual information session. 

Ready to apply? Begin your online application now or learn more about application requirements.