Degree Requirements

A minimum of 33 credit hours are required for a Master of Science in Finance degree. Students without prior preparation in accounting, economics, finance or statistics may need to take prerequisite courses. Of the total required, at least 80 percent of all courses must be passed with a grade of “B” (3.0) or higher. No grade below “C” (2.0) in any 500-level course, or below “B-” (2.7) in any 300 or 400-level course may count toward the M.S. Finance degree.

M.S. Finance students must be advised before enrolling in their first semester of coursework. Subsequent advising is not required, but recommended.

All students must submit a program of study form once they have completed 50 percent of their program hours. An application for graduation should be submitted when enrolling in final semester classes, but can be turned in as late as early in the student's final semester. See the academic calendar for specific deadlines. Forms are available in the Bloch School Services Office, room 115 Bloch Heritage Hall. The minimum GPA for retention and graduation is 3.0 (B).

Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite courses can be waived based on completion of comparable courses at the undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of “C” or better. Any prerequisite courses needed are in addition to the 33 hours required in the M.S. Finance program.

Core Courses-12 Hours

Program Tracks

Corporate Finance
Track Courses:

Entrepreneurial Finance
Track Courses:

  • ENT 5525: Entrepreneurship: Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • ENT 5527: Creating the New Venture: Experiential Learning
  • ENT 5585: Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment

Required Elective Course:

Financial Analyst
Track Courses:

Required Elective Courses:

Financial Services Management
Track Courses:

Flexible Design Track
Pick three FIN designated courses to fill in the track portion of your program. For the designated elective section of the program, at least two courses must have the FIN designation.

Wealth Management Track
Track Courses:

Required Designated Electives:

Recommended Designated Elective:

Designated Electives

Twelve hours are required and at least 6 hours must be from finance. Designated electives may include but are not limited to:


Selected courses including:

MGT 5552: International Study in Business

Management Information Systems
Selected courses; consult with finance faculty

Real Estate
Selected courses; consult with finance faculty

Selected courses in economics, mathematics, law or other graduate programs can be approved by a finance faculty member.

For an M.S.F. evaluation form, click here.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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