Financial Analysis MS


Learn more about the Master of Science in Financial Analysis.

About the Program

For the Master of Science in Financial Analysis, students explore project-based applications of today’s best financial theory and technology practices, including data science for finance, to build a skill set for 21st-century success. Students make strides toward the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation during their program studies. They also connect with senior leaders and industry experts through a distinguished guest speaker series and visits to firms in the Greater Philadelphia region and on Wall Street.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time students are able to complete the degree program in 10 or 22 months, while part-time students taking 8 or fewer credits per term are able to complete the program in two years.  

Affiliation(s): Research interests of Fox faculty are supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout the Fox School and Temple University.

Accreditation:  The MS in Financial Analysis is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides students with career coaching and professional development resources that support the job search. Graduates develop industry-matched skills in finance that distinguish them for employment with accounting firms, commercial banks, consulting companies, financial technology firms, government and regulatory agencies, hedge funds, insurance companies, investment banks and investment management companies.  

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Students are not allowed to take classes under non-matriculated status.

Financing Opportunities: Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are considered domestic students and are typically eligible for federal student loans and alternative loans through private lenders. The Fox School grants 5% tuition scholarships to alumni who are admitted to the program.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:


  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Applications are reviewed as they are received and will be considered after the deadline on a space-available basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 1

From Whom: Academic references and/or professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are accepted.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must demonstrate completion of coursework in Accounting, Finance, Micro/Macroeconomics and Statistics with a grade of "B" or better earned. 

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: The equivalent of a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. For three-year degrees, mark sheets must be evaluated by WES or another NACES organization.

Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the online application portal.

Standardized Test Scores:
GRE/GMAT: Scores may be requested based on the applicant's academic and/or professional background. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are required to submit valid GMAT or GRE test scores. Consult an admissions advisor with any questions.

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 68

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Transfer Credit: Transfer credit is not accepted for the Financial Analysis MS degree.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:1

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Finance Academy, August 
FIN 5602Corporate Finance1
FIN 5603Financial Accounting1
FIN 5604Derivative Markets1
FIN 5605Fixed Income1
Fall Term 
FIN 5601Financial Technology1
FIN 5612Asset Pricing1.5
FIN 5613Derivative Valuation1.5
FIN 5615Data Science in Finance1.5
FIN 5618Corporate Value Management1.5
FIN 5623Risk Measurement1.5
FIN 5627Financial Econometrics1.5
FIN 5628Global Economy1.5
FIN 5671Financial Analysis I1.5
FIN 5675Professional Development1
 Term Credit Hours18
FIN 5622Machine Learning in Finance1.5
FIN 5631Financial Time Series1.5
FIN 5632Investment Management1.5
FIN 5637Applied Corporate Finance1.5
FIN 5638Behavioral Finance1.5
FIN 5647Financial Reporting & Analysis1.5
FIN 5648Quantitative Portfolios1.5
FIN 5672Financial Analysis II1.5
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 30

Culminating Event: Successful completion of coursework is required to earn the MS in Financial Analysis degree.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

John Soss, CFA, FRM


Specialized Master’s Programs Coordinator:

Rachel Carr

Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master’s Programs