UMKC Catalog


Master of Science in Finance

The Bloch School M.S.F. graduate will 

  • Analyze financial statements.
  • Utilize financial statement information to make investment decisions.
  • Value business entities (both public and private).
  • Utilize financial modeling techniques to reach financial decisions.
  • Understand the interconnectivity of global financial markets.
  • Understand how to manage risks.
  • Understand how to utilize various asset classes to achieve portfolio objectives.
  • Understand how to value a variety of financial securities.

The master of science in finance (M.S.F.) is for students and executives seeking specialized training in finance in prepraration for financial certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), as well as for acquiring career advancement skills in a variety of financial fields.

Our nationally and globally diverse faculty is comprised of experienced educators and recognized scholars who combine theory with practice to provide a balanced learning experience. 

The Curriculum

The M.S.F. is a 33 hour program and courses are offered in fall, spring, summer and intersessions.  Students entering the program must meet prerequisites in accounting, economics, finance and statistics.  Courses are offered in the evening and students can pursue the degree part-time or full-time.

Course Content

Course content in the M.S.F. includes the following:

  • Financial Management
  • Valuation/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Derivative Securities
  • Fixed Income

Designated electives can be chosen from accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, management information systems, computer science, math, statistics, economics, law and other related disciplines.