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Interact with accomplished professors and like-minded peers through 100% online classroom, video and group sessions. The Master of Science in Finance provides you with real-world solutions to global financial challenges in a rigorous, world-class curriculum designed by experts in the field.

The Master of Science in Finance program prepares students for successful careers in corporate finance, asset and wealth management, the financial services industry, and other financial sectors. At Saint Kolbe University, we are developing leaders who redefine how we do business.

The degree will prepare students to synthesize information on financial markets with an organization’s financial data to analyze business performance, develop financial forecasts, and recommend corporate financial strategies.

Stackable Certificates Accelerate your Success

If you enroll with us, you don’t have to wait to finish your program to obtain certifications. Every 4 months term, you can complete one of our stackable certificates, allowing you to progress in your career even faster. At the end of the program, you could achieve the degree in addition to the 3 certificates you earned along the way without additional tuition costs* or time.

Graduate Certificate 1 Foundation Courses (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 2 Managerial Finance (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Financial Strategy (3 courses)

All MS Finance students are required to take the Financial and Economic Environment of Business, where many of the core business concepts are covered, including business strategy and business ethics, two of the pillars of long-term business success and sustainability.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Finance program will enable graduates to:
• Analyze financial data in business settings
• Use qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate business problems
• Apply theories and concepts of finance, economics, and management to improve organizational effectiveness
• Create financial reports and analyses
• Collaborate and communicate effectively
• Develop financial strategies to achieve business’s objectives with ethical business practices

The MS Finance program consists of 9 courses, 3 foundation courses and 6 courses from the foundational area concentration.

Graduate Certificate 1 Foundation Courses (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 2 Managerial Finance (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Financial Strategy (3 courses)

Foundation Courses – Financial and Economic Environment of Business

The first 3 foundation courses build up the first business graduate certificate. These courses are mandatory for all master’s degree students.

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

This course reviews key functional areas of business including the following: sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

This course reviews key concepts of economics that business managers should understand in order to make sound decisions. Concepts covered include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, trade, and competition

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

This course reviews the role that finance plays in business. Students will learn key concepts of financial management including the following: the relationship between accounting and finance functions, financial analysis, valuation of securities, and the utilization of financial data to make business decisions

Managerial Finance

FI 501- Principles of Finance (3 credits)

This course explores the application of finance principles in strategic planning and the operations of organizations. Students will learn to compute financial data and generate analyses for use in decision-making

FI 502 – Corporate Finance (3 credits)

This course explores corporate valuation, capital management, and financial decision-making

FI 503 – Futures, Options, and Derivatives (3 credits)

This course explores the integration of options, futures, and derivatives trading strategies within financial planning and portfolio management

Financial Strategy

FI 601- Financial Markets (3 credits)

This course focuses on the operation and regulation of financial markets and institutions; including the Federal Reserve, debt and security exchanges, and derivatives markets

FI 602 – International Financial Management (3 credits)

This course examines the international financial environment and the effect that transnational finance has on business and investments. Topics covered include the following: international financial markets and currency exchange, balance of payments and international trade, currency derivatives, and management of financial risk in international business

FI 603 – Financial Analysis (3 credits)

Students will learn how to analyze and report the financial condition of an organization. Students will also perform calculations, create budgets, and generate statements and reports

(*) Stackable Certificates are not mandatory for the MS in Finance program. If the student wants the certificates issued along the way, because we want to maintain the minimum possible tuition for the programs, there is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with performing the degree audit and issue a digital certificate. If the student wants a paper certificate delivered, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee for each.

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to a quality education at an affordable cost, in ways and languages that meet the students of the world where they are.

The Simplicity of Fixed Monthly Payments

Services actively evolve; it is time for education to evolve, too. That is why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.5 for the 3 courses per term. It is THAT simple.

Tuition Warranty

Part of our commitment is for you to have peace of mind. Once you start your program your tuition and fees are locked in and fixed for the life of your program.
This way you will have no surprises of unexpected increases or changes that might jeopardize your completion.

Hard Times Policy

We understand life circumstances well. If you are enrolled in the program and you face a significant life hardship, like loss of employment or a health-related situation, you can suspend your learning for a short time. We will allow you to stop the payments giving you time for recovery. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the expected program time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to graduate to succeed, not to be in debt for years to come.
With our low tuition fees and monthly payments, we allow for students to be able to pay as they go, avoiding a huge burden at the end of their programs.
This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the many forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce the administrative costs and pass those savings straight on to you.

Scholarships

Usually, our students can afford the monthly payment with a combination of employment income, family contributions, and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In case you are fully qualified for our programs and you can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you cannot provide up to the entire monthly payment, you might be able to qualify for one of our scholarships.

Tuition and Fees by Program

Program   MS Finance    
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 27
Courses 9
Total Tuition $ 6,750
Graduation Fee $ 150
Estimated Program Cost $ 7,000

Tuition and fees are subject to change before you are admitted but are locked in for the duration of your program at the time you are admitted.

Books and Materials

Estimate program cost does not include books and materials which may cost between $300 to $1,400, depending on the program. Students are responsible for buying their textbooks before each class. We will provide links to where you can buy them, but you are not obligated to obtain them there. You can buy or rent your books in any store; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English and also some might be rented or acquired used, to help reduce your expense.

Stackable Certificates

One great benefit of the Saint Kolbe University master programs is its design in stackable certificates. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in our regular path, you can earn a Graduate Certificate along the way to accelerate your career even faster. If you want the certificates issued along the way, because we want to maintain the minimum possible tuition for the programs, there is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with performing the degree audit and issuing a digital certificate.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our president and with a unique serial number that links that diploma or certificate to your academic achievements.
Many students might choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a heavy paper diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping worldwide.

All amounts are in US Dollars.