Overview

The dual Master of Science in Finance and Accelerated MBA degree program allows students to earn both a specialized master's degree and an MBA. Students complete the two degrees in sequence--first, the M.S. program and then the Accelerated MBA program for a total of 65 credits. This program is designed for students with an interest in broadening their business education beyond the specialized scope of their first master's degree program. This dual degree program will provide a robust framework for acquiring both depth and breadth in business education.

Today’s employers demand agile-minded leaders with both true expertise and general business intelligence. Most MBA programs offer a year of generalist core courses before allowing students to focus on specialized business areas, such as Finance. We understand that today’s professional is eager to save time, maximize exposure, and dig deeper. This dual degree program will provide a robust framework for acquiring both depth and breadth is business education. 

Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance develops quantitative and analytical skills demanded in today's competitive marketplace. The STEM-oriented curriculum integrates modeling, analytics, information technology, and quantitative methods into all of the finance courses. Students are able to personalize the curriculum by choosing course "clusters" that match their learning needs and areas of interest. Sample course clusters include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Fintech
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • Wealth Management
  • International Finance
  • Financial Analytics
  • Psychology of Financial Markets
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Real Estate Investments

Accelerated MBA Program

The Accelerated MBA program at the University of Miami Herbert Business School allows students to fast-track their career through hands-on opportunities in the city that is shaping the future of business. The Accelerated MBA gives eligible students the unique opportunity to earn an MBA in less than a year.  Candidates with an undergraduate degree in business or a graduate degree in business or related discipline are encouraged to apply. The MBA component of the dual degree program begins in May and runs through December, for a duration of 7 months..

To obtain detailed program admission information, please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to BusinessCAS.
    • International applicants must have their educational credentials from institutions outside of the United States verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Statement of purpose and short-essay responses to the career goal and program-related questions in BusinessCAS
  • A current resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three allowed) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal by including recommender contacts within the Program Materials section of the application.
  • Official GMAT (or GRE) score to be sent directly to the University of Miami Herbert Business School by using the relevant code below.
    • GMAT Institution Code is 7NV-S1-00
    • GRE institution Code is 5815
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required as proof of English proficiency for international  applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is the primary language. The following minimum score is required for admission to a graduate business degree program.
    • TOEFL - 94 or above (iBT only)
    • IELTS - 7.0 or above

If you do not yet have a GMAT or GRE score or TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only), you may complete and submit your application prior to taking the exam by indicating your approximate date within the Standardized Tests tab in the Academic History section. Select “Add Test Score” by the relevant test, then indicate that you have not yet taken the exam and add your estimated test date in the section provided.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (if required) with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.

QUESTIONS?

Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510 or by email at mba@miami.edu.

Curriculum Requirements

The MSF curriculum defines a common core of required courses (14 credits) and allows the selection of elective courses (20 credits). A minimum of 12 elective credits out of the 20 total elective credits must be Finance (FIN) courses. A minimum of 24 STEM credits (12 required and 12 elective) out of the 34 total program credits is required for graduation. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE REQUIREMENTS
Required Stem Courses
FIN 635Quantitative and Analytical Fundamentals for Finance4
FIN 650Financial Investment2
FIN 670Corporate Finance2
FIN 683Financial Modeling2
FIN 695Finance Internship 12
Electives20
Finance STEM Electives
Nobel Prize Winning Ideas in Financial Economics Current Topics
Quantitative Finance and Market Microstructure
Real Estate Investment and Appraisal
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Market Analysis
Introduction to ARGUS
Advanced ARGUS
Advanced Topics in Investments
Fixed Income Securities
Alternative Investments
Impact Investing
Smif Fund Analyst I
Sector Head for Student Managed Investment Fund
Smif Fund Portfolio Manager I
Chief Investment Officer
International Finance
Advanced Topics in International Finance
Chinese Financial Markets
Latin American Financial Markets
Wealth Management and Financial Planning
Strategic Asset Management
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
Sustainable Finance
Financial Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
FinTech
Financial Institutions
Advanced Financial Modeling
Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
Psychology of Financial Markets and Financial Decision Making
Advanced Mathematical Finance
Applied Numerical Methods in Finance
Risk Management Insurance
Selected Topics in Finance
Other Stem Electives
Managerial Decisions in a Global Economy
Global Economics
Programming for Data Analytics
Applied Regression Analysis I
Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Introduction to Mathematical Finance
Stochastic Calculus with Application to Finance
Computational Methods of Finance
Other Electives
Introduction to Accounting Analytics
Advanced Financial Analysis
The Public Corporation: Legal Perspectives
Real Estate Law
High Performance Leadership
Urban Redevelopment
ACCELERATED MBA CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
Required Courses
ACC 670Financial Reporting and Analysis2
BSL 690Responsible Business2
BTE 610Digital Transformation2
BUS 628Multidisciplinary Action Projects3
MAS 632Management Science Models for Decision Making2
MGT 622High Performance Teams2
MGT 623Human Resource Systems2
MGT 677Corporate Strategy and Organization2
MKT 641Marketing Research and Decision Making2
MKT 650Strategic Marketing2
Electives10
COURSE TAKEN IN FULFILLMENT OF BOTH DEGREES
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
Total Credit Hours65

Master of Science in Finance and Accelerated MBA 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
FIN 635 Quantitative and Analytical Fundamentals for Finance 4
BUS 610 Communicating for Career Success 2
FIN 650 Financial Investment 2
FIN 670 Corporate Finance 2
FIN 683 Financial Modeling 2
Electives 8
 Credit Hours20
Spring
FIN 695 Finance Internship 2
Electives 12
 Credit Hours14
Summer
ACC 670 Financial Reporting and Analysis 2
BSL 690 Responsible Business 2
BTE 610 Digital Transformation 2
MGT 622 High Performance Teams 2
MGT 623 Human Resource Systems 2
 Credit Hours10
Year Two
Fall
Term One  
BUS 628 Multidisciplinary Action Projects 3
MAS 632 Management Science Models for Decision Making 2
MKT 650 Strategic Marketing 2
Electives 4
Term Two  
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization 2
MKT 641 Marketing Research and Decision Making 2
Electives 6
 Credit Hours21
 Total Credit Hours65