The growth, size, and complexity of financial markets has created a need for financial professionals who are well-equipped with theoretical and technical capabilities.

The MS in Management – Finance Analysis program provides in-depth study of the efficiency of capital markets, investment banking, financial institutions, corporate financial control, securities valuation techniques, capital budgeting, portfolio strategies, hedging and arbitrage schemes, and international fund management. You will also gain knowledge in accounting, information technology, mathematical and statistical techniques, managerial economic analysis, and will understand their applications to financial analysis.

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Dr. Yianni Floros, Associate Professor of Finance, describes the MS-Finance Analysis program’s focus on data and analytical skills, the program’s commitment to helping students navigate the job market and achieve their career goals, its specially qualified research and executive faculty, and its network of regional and national employers.

Master’s in Finance Required Courses (21 credits)

BUS ADM 721 Financial Accounting Theory
BUS ADM 751 Analysis of U.S. Business Environment
BUS ADM 771 Investments
BUS ADM 775 Financial Strategy
BUS ADM 778 Financial Institutions and Markets
BUS MGMT 705 Corporate Finance
BUS ADM 754 Statistical Analysis or
BUS MGMT 709 Predictive Analytics for Managers

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students choose at least four of the following:
BUS ADM 713 Business Forecasting Methods
BUS ADM 772 Portfolio Management
BUS ADM 773 Options and Futures
BUS ADM 774 Global Financial Management
BUS ADM 779 Fixed Income Securities
BUS ADM 795 Seminar-in-Management: Behavioral Finance
BUS ADM 795 Seminar-in-Management: Corporate Restructuring: Mergers, Acquisitions, Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts & Beyond
BUS ADM 851 Global Investments
BUS ADM 852 Venture Finance
BUS ADM 853 Financial Modeling

Additional degree requirements and course descriptions for the Master’s in Finance Analysis can be found on the Graduate School website.

Students admitted to the MS-Finance Analysis program without sufficient background may need to complete additional courses. Please contact the Graduate Student Services Office for more information.

You may also be interested in:
Graduate Certificate in Investment Management

Finance faculty in the Lubar College of Business offer a scope of expertise that includes financial market and investment analysis, corporate finance, managerial economics, international finance, and real estate investment. Accomplished academic researchers and great classroom teachers, the faculty guide students in applying academic theory to the real-world challenges that are ever-present in the complex global marketplace.

michael farrell
  • Assistant Professor, Finance
Yianni Floros
  • Associate Professor, Finance
  • Dean's Research Fellow
Xiaoting Hang
  • Lecturer, Finance
John Huck
  • Assistant Professor, Finance
Yong-Cheol Kim
  • Associate Professor, Finance
Richard Marcus
  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Finance
giorgo sertsios
  • Sheldon B. Lubar Associate Professor of Finance, Finance
Valeriy Sibilkov
  • Associate Professor, Finance
G. Kevin Spellman
  • Senior Lecturer, Finance
  • David O. Nicholas Director, Investment Management
  • Lecturer, Real Estate
  • Director, Real Estate Program
Jiadi Xu
  • Assistant Professor, Finance

Admission Requirements

We’re excited to have you join the Lubar College of Business and we hope the following information will be useful as you start the application process for graduate school.

We will carefully consider all elements in your application file as we determine if you will be a good fit for our graduate programs. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Completion of an Undergraduate Degree
    Applicants must hold a degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution in the United States or from a recognized institution in a foreign country. Many 3-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted as equivalent to the U.S. 4-year bachelor’s degree for purposes of admission.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale. Those whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.75 must provide further documentation.
  3. English Proficiency for International Students 
    All UWM Graduate School applicants are required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in the English language.
  4. Official GMAT & GRE scores.
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 total (Quantitative score of 36, Verbal score of 17 for international students).
  • A minimum GRE score of 305 total (Quantitative score of 149, Verbal score of 142 for international students).
  • GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

How to Apply

You will need to submit the following to complete the UWM Graduate School application:

  1. Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended will be needed. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded at the time of application but official transcripts will be required upon acceptance. Transcripts should be emailed directly to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Submission of official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent directly from GMAC or ETS.
    – GMAT CODE: 1896
    – GRE CODE: Institution Code 1473, Dept. Code 4204
  3.  An updated resume.
  4. Statement of Purpose (1 to 2 pages on why you would like to earn your degree at the Lubar College of Business and your plans after graduation.)
  5. One or two Letter(s) of Recommendation are preferred but not required.
  6. In addition to the items listed above, international students must supply the following:
    –  All foreign institutional transcripts from any institution of higher learning attended.
    –  Applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not earned a degree in the United States, must submit TOEFL scores directly from ETS.
  7. Submit the $75.00 application fee.

Priority application deadlines are as follows but may be subject to change:

  • For any Fall semester: July 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Spring semester: November 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Summer semester: April 15th in the same calendar year.

Tuition Information

Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date tuition information based on the semester you will attend, and to review the Business Masters Fee schedule.

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251