Master of Science Finance

Master of Science Finance

12 Months – 27 credits – USD 6,750 Total Cost

Master’s in Finance

Master of Science Finance

12 Months – 27 credits – USD 6,750 Total Cost

Interact through 100% online classrooms with academic experts in their fields and fellow students from around the world. The Master of Science in Finance offers discussions and assessments of real-world financial challenges in a rigorous, world-class curriculum designed by experts in the field.

The Master of Science in Finance prepares students to synthesize financial market information with an organization’s data and analyze business performance, develop financial forecasts, and recommend corporate financial strategies relevant to the firm’s environment. At Saint Kolbe University, we are developing leaders who redefine the way we do business.

The program will prepare students to synthesize and analyze business performance, develop financial forecasts and recommend corporate financial strategies, based on data from financial markets and an organization.

Accruable Certificates that accelerate your success

If you enroll in our regular path, you don’t have to wait to finish your program to earn your certifications. In each 4-month period, you can complete one of our cumulative certificates, allowing you to progress even faster in your career. At the end of the program, you can earn your master’s degree in addition to the 3 certificates you earned along the way with no additional tuition* or time costs.

Graduate Certificate 1 Basic Courses ( 3 course)
Graduate Certificate 2 Managerial Finance (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Financial Strategy (3 courses)

All MS Finance students are required to take the Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business, which covers many of the basic concepts of business, including business strategy and business ethics, two of the major pillars of long-term business success leading to sustainability.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Finance program will enable graduates to:

Apply theories and concepts of finance, economics, and management to improve organizational effectiveness
• Use qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate business problems.
• Apply theories and concepts of finance, economics, and management to improve organizational effectiveness.
• Create financial reports and analyses
• Collaborate and communicate effectively
• Develop financial strategies to achieve business objective with ethical business practices

The MS Finance program consists of 9 courses, of which 3 are common core courses and 6 correspond to the functional area.

Graduate Certificate 1 Basic Courses ( 3 course)
Graduate Certificate 2 Managerial Finance (3 courses)
Graduate Certificate 3 Financial Strategy (3 courses)

Basic Courses – Financial and Economic Environment of Business

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

In this course, students develop a plan for a new business, from ideation through launch. During the planning process, students will conceptualize key functional areas of a business, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution.

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Every business is impacted by external economic forces. Understanding the key concepts of is essential to making good business decisions. Concepts covered in this course include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, currency, trade, and competition.

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

Reviews the role of finance in business. Students will learn the key concepts of financial management, including: the relationship between accounting and financial functions, financial analysis, value assessment, and the use of financial data to make business decisions.

Financial Management

FI 501- Principles of Finance (3 credits)

This course explores the application of financial principles in the strategic planning and operations of organizations. Students will learn to calculate financial data and generate analysis for use in decision making.

FI 502 – Corporate Finance (3 credits)

This course explores corporate valuation, capital management and financial decision making.

FI 503 – Futures, Options and Derivatives (3 credits)

This course explores the integration of options, futures, and derivatives trading strategies within financial planning and portfolio management.

Finance Strategy

FI 601- Financial Markets (3 credits)

This course focuses on the operation and regulation of financial markets and institutions, including the Federal Reserve, stock and debt exchanges, and derivatives markets.

FI 602 – International Financial Management (3 credits)

The potential business environmentThis course examines the international financial environment and the effect that transnational finance has on business and investments. Topics covered include: international financial markets and foreign exchange; balance of payments and international trade; foreign exchange derivatives; and financial risk management in international business.

FI 603 – Financial Analysis (3 credits)

Students will learn how to analyze and report the financial condition of an organization. Students will also perform calculations, create budgets, and generate statements and reports.

(*) Cumulative certificates are not required for the MS in Finance program. Since we seek to keep tuition costs to a minimum, if the student wants the certificates issued while taking the MS in Finance, there is an additional fee of $150 per certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with completing the degree audit and issuing the digital certificate. If the student wishes to have a paper certificate issued, there is an additional fee of $150 for the issuance of each certificate.

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to quality education at an affordable cost, in forms and languages that meet the needs of students around the world.

The simplicity of fixed monthly payments

Services are actively evolving; it’s time for education to evolve as well. That’s why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.50 for every 3 courses. It’s that simple.

Tuition Guarantee

Part of our commitment is to give you peace of mind. Once you start your program, your tuition and other fees are locked in and fixed for the duration of your program.
This way you won’t be surprised by unexpected increases or changes that could jeopardize your completion.

Difficult Times Policy

We understand life circumstances. If you are enrolled in a program and face a major life hardship, such as a job loss or health-related situation, you may suspend your learning program for a short period of time. We will allow you to stop payments, giving you time to recover. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the agreed completion time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to have a successful graduation, without future school debts. With our low tuition and monthly payments, we allow students to pay as they go, avoiding a large burden at the end of their programs. This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the numerous forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce administrative costs and pass those savings directly to you.


Generally, our students are able to pay the monthly tuition with a combination of earned income, family contributions and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In the event that you are fully qualified for our programs and can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you are unable to cover the full monthly payment, you may qualify for one of our scholarships.

Fees and Tuition by Program

Program MS Finance
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 27
Courses 9
Total Tuition $ 6,750
Graduation Fee
$ 150
Estimated Program Cost
$ 7,000

*All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Tuition and fees are subject to change prior to admission, but your cost is locked in for the duration of your program at the time of admission.

Books and other materials

The estimated cost of the program does not include books and materials which can cost between $300.00 and $1,400.00 depending on the program. Students are responsible for purchasing their books prior to each course. We will provide links to where you can purchase them, but you are not obligated to get them there. You can buy or rent your books anywhere; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English, and you can also rent or purchase used books, to help reduce expenses.

Stackable Certificates

A great benefit of Saint Kolbe University’s programs is the design of the cumulative certificates to earn a Master’s degree. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in the regular pathway you can earn a Graduate Certificate to accelerate your career even faster.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all of our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our President and with a unique serial number that links the diploma or certificate to your academic achievements. Many students may choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a paper copy diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional certificate delivery fee of $150 to cover the cost of printing and mailing.

All costs are in U.S. dollars.

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