Master of Science in Financial Analysis

With the Master of Science in Financial Analysis from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, you will use project-based applications of today’s best financial theory and technology practices, including data science for finance, to build a skill set that has value in the workplace. Make strides toward achieving certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) during your program studies. Connect with senior leaders and industry experts through a distinguished guest speaker series as well as visits to Greater Philadelphia region and Wall Street firms.

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis prepares you for career roles in corporate finance, investments, and global banking and markets. Deepen your understanding of industry trends, develop global market insights and hone relevant skills including

  • asset valuation,
  • investment management,
  • corporate value management,
  • leveraged buyout and merger and acquisition transaction analysis,
  • risk measurement, and
  • data-driven decision-making.

Endowing students with broad financial knowledge, the Financial Analysis MS raises the benchmark for programs supporting the Chartered Financial Analyst designation with interdisciplinary studies in

  • behavioral finance,
  • corporate finance,
  • data science for finance,
  • financial modeling,
  • global markets,
  • investment management and
  • quantitative methods.

Through one-on-one advising and career coaching, dedicated professional development seminars and access to resources through the Center for Student Professional Development, you will craft a unique professional future, tailored specifically to your long-term career goals.

Specialized Master's in Finance Programs

Temple offers a suite of master’s degree programs dedicated to producing the next generation of finance professionals. Apart from the Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Fox also offers the following finance-related programs.

Your Path to the CFA

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification offered by the independent CFA Institute ranks among the highest distinctions in the investment management profession. Pursuing your Financial Analysis MS degree from the Fox School of Business and the CFA designation will set you apart and enhance your career opportunities.

To prepare students for the CFA exams, the Financial Analysis MS program offers

  • classes that end at least two weeks prior to exam dates for concentrated study time;
  • dedicated modules and industry study packages to pursue the CFA Exam Levels I and II during your graduate studies; and
  • specialized curriculum accounting for the complete CFA Body of Knowledge, supporting sitting for the CFA Exam Level III the year after graduation.

Demonstrate your expertise in financial analysis and gain a competitive advantage in your career with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Learn more about the CFA program.

Classes & Curriculum

An innovative, 30-credit curriculum structure featuring one- to 1.5-credit classes offers the opportunity to sit for multiple CFA exams during your graduate studies and the flexibility to complete the Financial Analysis MS program in a variety of formats.

All courses take place in person on Temple's Main Campus.

Courses you will take as part of the Financial Analysis MS curriculum include

  • Behavioral Finance,
  • Corporate Value Management,
  • Financial Accounting,
  • Global Economy,
  • Investment Management,
  • Quantitative Portfolios and
  • Risk Measurement.

Learn more about the Financial Analysis MS required courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

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Bolun Deng

Senior Relationship Manager, S&P Global Market Intelligence

"Without the Fox School, I never would have gotten into the company where I work. The finance knowledge I gained has enabled me to be more confident and professional. It has also made my manager confident in expanding my responsibilities."

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,165.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,165.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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