Master of Science in Finance
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online finance degree, the Master of Science in Finance, for individuals interested in positions as finance planners, managers, or analysts.  This degree provides the knowledge and skills needed to help clients and companies effectively manage cash, assets, investments, and business risk.  You will learn to use financial knowledge to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations and ethical decision making.  The curriculum, with its employer-focused program, features a practical approach that combines case studies, discussions, and project-based learning, including analytical skills, communication strategies, and principles of valuation.  Graduates are prepared to evaluate financial problems, risks, and return strategies in order to develop recommendations for investment and financial policies to maximize value while keeping the client’s needs and desires in mind. 

Walden offers three specializations that focus on the specific competencies students need:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed)


  • Must have a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island