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MS in Finance

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Credits to Complete MSF Program
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Year to Finish MSF program with CFP Certificate

Masters Degree in Finance

University of Wyoming's Finance Master's program

At the University of Wyoming Masters in Finance program, you will obtain advanced training built on the foundations of principles and practices of modern finance. The MS in Finance is a rigorous, yet practical program that encompasses the fundamentals as well as cutting-edge topics in investment analysis, portfolio management, financial modeling, risk management, and fixed income securities. The MS in Finance program aims to make you well prepared to evaluate and react to change with confidence and to develop effective solutions to meet the needs of markets and industries. Our MS in Finance program can be completed 100% online. 

Hands-On Preparation for a Bright Future

Our faculty members don't just teach finance; they practice what they preach! With four CFA and CFP charter holders (several of whom have had extensive industry background), our faculty will challenge you to use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical leadership to make informed decisions and to eliminate uncertainty. This program will equip you with the foundational skills to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value

  • Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures

  • Utilize cutting-edge finance techniques to value complex risky financial securities

  • Incorporate best-practices in meeting the needs and wants of diverse financial clienteles

Designed for Aspiring Working Professionals

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This AACSB accredited MSF program is designed for the demands of your professional and personal life, letting you stay on your career track while earning your degree. Our coursework encompasses classes you will need to obtain our CFP certificate, providing a unique opportunity to empower yourself intellectually while enhancing yourself professionally. To name a few other advantages:

  • Complete this degree 100% online

  • Complete your degree in as little as ONE year

  • Merit-based scholarships are available for those who qualify

Courses

MS in Finance (CFP Track) Core - Required Courses

  • FIN 5070: Tax Planning for Financial Planners (3)

  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)

  • FIN 5400: Advanced Financial Modeling (3)

  • FIN 5720: Retirement/Insurance Planning (3)

  • FIN 5750: Intro to Wealth Management (3)

  • FIN 5780: Estate Planning (3)

  • FIN 5800: CFP Capstone (3)

  • Finance Electives (9): Maximum of 6 elective credit hours can be at the 4000 level. 

 

General Finance Track

  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)

  • FIN 5400: Financial Modeling (3)

  • 15 credit hours Finance electives + 9 credit hours other electives *Maximum 6 credit hours can be 4000 level.

 

Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certificate

Our 18 credit hour graduate certificate program is now available for Fall, Spring, and Summer admission and is offered 100% online. Required courses include: 

  • FIN 5070: Tax Planning for Financial Planners (3)

  • FIN 5310: Investment Management (3)

  • FIN 5720: Retirement/Insurance Planning (3)

  • FIN 5750: Intro to Wealth Management (3)

  • FIN 5780: Estate Planning (3)

  • FIN 5800: CFP Capstone (3)

*For more information about the MS in Finance degree or the CFP Graduate Certificate , including tuition and fee information, please email Justine Tydings, our Recruiting Coordinator.

Contact Us

Graduate Programs

Department of Accounting and Finance

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3275

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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