• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

The MU online finance master's program is unique among Missouri schools in offering an international experience practicum in global finance. Choose an optional concentration in financial management, investment management or real estate. If you're ready to move up in your finance career, this may be the degree for you.

  • Commercial bank loan officer
  • Financial analyst or manager
  • Investment banker or portfolio manager
  • Real estate analyst
  • Risk management officer
  • Securities analyst

Program structure and topics

This program is 100% online. A one-week international experience is optional.

Courses follow 4- and 8-week sessions. Students with full-time jobs typically take one course per 8-week session and finish the program in two years plus a summer.

Course work covers

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Database Analysis & Financial Modeling
  • Equity & Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
  • Derivative Securities
  • Investment Policy and Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Markets

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. Successful completion of the prerequisite foundation course work listed above.
  4. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  5. You may choose to submit GRE or GMAT scores if you wish, but they are not required for you application.
  6. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  7. Résumé.
  8. Personal statement explaining your goals in pursuing graduate education in accounting, your plans for future accounting employment, and any other information which may be helpful in our admission decision.
  9. Letters of recommendation are preferred but not required. Ideally, letters will be from people who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work (e.g., a college or university professor, an administrator or colleague). You are responsible for securing the cooperation of your references. You will supply only the names and contact details of your references; the Graduate School will instruct them on how to upload their letters to your application.
The University of Missouri is currently authorized to accept students to most distance education programs in all 50 states. Please see our state authorization page.

To apply to this program:

Courses are 8 weeks in length. You may begin your course work at mid-semester with the director's approval.

Application Deadlines

July 15
December 15
April 1


  • FINANC 7220Economics for Managers1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 7420Managerial Finance II1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8310Financial Databases and Analysis 1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8312 Financial Modeling 1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8350Financial Statement Analysis I 1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8352Financial Statement Analysis II1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8450Ethics and Standards of Financial Practice1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8320Financial Markets 1.5 Credits
  • FINANC 8010Multicultural and Global Finance Study Abroad3 Credits
  • FINANC 8012International Financial Markets3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1106.00
  • Fees: $126.83
  • Total: $1232.83
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3318.00
  • Fees: $380.49
  • Total: $3698.49
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1106.00
  • Fees: $126.83
  • Total: $1232.83
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3318.00
  • Fees: $380.49
  • Total: $3698.49
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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