Finance Master of Science
Unlock the world of finance, encompassing corporate finance, investment management, banking, insurance, consulting and more. Having learned financial theories of risk, return and valuation, and how to apply them to solve diverse problems, a wide range of career options are available to you as a graduate in finance.
The Masters of Science in Finance program at Saunders is designed specifically to prepare you to take the CFA exam. The Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) credential is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. International students qualify to apply for a F-1 STEM OPT work extension which can extend their total work eligibility up to 3 years.
At Saunders you will be backed by a Financial Advisory Board of industry professionals that works to ensure excellence in Finance. By joining the Finance Management Association club, you will participate in managing a real investment portfolio.
As part of RIT, founded in 1829, the program benefits from a rich tradition of strong corporate relationships, professors with industry experience, and an applied focus. With one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs at RIT, Saunders delivers employer satisfaction as demonstrated by a 94% outcomes rate.
Saunders College graduate programs are recognized by national and international rankings, including U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings which places Saunders as the #93 graduate business school in the nation. In additional rankings, TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders the #21 Masters of Science in Finance program in North America, while Eduniversal 2019 Best Masters Ranking recognized Saunders' MS in Finance program as #31 Best Masters in Corporate Finance.
Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.
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International students receiving a graduate degree in this program qualify to apply for a 24-month work extension to their OPT (Optional Practical Training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.
The extension is exclusive to qualifying STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) focused programs. This program qualifies for an F-1 OPT STEM Extension in the 2012 STEM-Designated Degree Program List published by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. For more information please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) webpages: Understanding F-1 OPT Requirements and Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT).
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"The analytical, deductive nature of the program creates financial professionals who can adapt to dynamic changes in the deregulated financial industry and its dramatic growth in investment options. Its courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) exam."