Gatton College of Business adds Master of Science in Finance

Available in the fall

COVINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2017) — The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is launching a new professional Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree in the fall.

next-logo-300x149The college will host an Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday in the Gatton College’s Woodward Hall (550 S. Limestone). Students will have the opportunity to get more information and speak with faculty about the new MSF program.

“The MSF degree program broadens students’ career opportunities in the finance and banking industries by providing rigorous and focused training in finance, and sharpening their skills for the fast-changing and competitive world of modern finance,” said Mark Liu, associate professor of finance in the Gatton College, who will direct and teach in the MSF program. “Job candidates with MSF degrees are highly desired in finance-specialized industries, particularly investment banking and asset management companies, and are sought after by corporate treasury departments. The job opportunities in these industries are substantial, intellectually stimulating and high-paying.”

Beginning each fall, the MSF program consists of a 10-month, 30-credit-hour, 10-course curriculum. The MSF program is not just for finance or business majors; there are no specific course prerequisites other than college-level math and introductory statistics. Work experience is not required for admission. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

All MSF classes will be offered in the brand new state-of-the-art Seale Finance Learning Center in the new Gatton College building, which opened in October 2016. MSF students will also gain firsthand asset portfolio management experience by participating in Gatton’s $5 million student-managed investment fund.

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