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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.

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.

Recognized among the nations very best business schools

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.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree specific admissions requirements for this program which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our admissions pages.

Program Director

"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."

  • 01/26/2021
    RIT has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering, and undergraduate online education.
  • 01/22/2021
    Saunders College of Business ranked 58th in the list of business schools in the nation by Poets&Quants, a leading resource for coverage of business education. Saunders College was recognized for placing high in employment outcomes for graduates, fueled by a strong cooperative education program and employment rates.
  • 01/19/2021
    Beacon Education, the world’s largest provider of online graduate degrees to China, is excited to announce its newest partnership with RIT, beginning with Saunders College of Business and the online MS in business analytics program.
  • 01/15/2021
    A transformational gift from serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders will help fund a major renovation and expansion to Max Lowenthal Hall, home of RIT’s Saunders College of Business.
94% Outcome Rate
Saunders students have a 94% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation