Gatton College of Business & Economics

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Dr. Mark Liu

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Finance

Gatton College of Business & Economics

345J Gatton Building

Lexington KY 40506

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The University of Kentucky's Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree prepares students for a professional career in the finance and banking industries. The program is designed to provide rigorous and focused training in finance, broaden opportunities in your career, and sharpened skills for the fast-changing and competitive world of modern finance.   Job candidates with MSF degrees are highly desired in finance-specialized industries, particularly investment banking and asset management companies such as mutual funds, hedge funds, and pension funds. They are also sought after by corporate treasury departments. The job opportunities in these industries are substantial, intellectually stimulating, and high-paying.  

Master's Program

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree at the University of Kentucky offers students a program of advanced study in finance. The program supports the goal of preparing students for leading roles in an innovation-driven economy and global society by providing them with the specialized training needed in the finance industry, which is an information- and innovation-intensive industry of global scope. The program also supports the goal of increasing the intellectual, social, and economic capital of Kentucky and the world beyond its borders by growing the financial expertise available in the state. Such expertise is increasingly important at the local, state, national, and international levels as these economies become increasingly integrated. The MSF courses also prepare students to take CFA exams if students choose to do so. Specifically, the program’s objectives are to:

  •  Help students develop communication and technology skills expected in the finance profession;
  • Enhance the finance knowledge of students entering the finance profession;
  • Enable students to develop both leadership skills and teamwork in researching finance issues;
  • Enhance students’ creative problem-solving skills and ability to think logically and analytically. 

Master's Application Requirements

  • CV
  • GRE

Admissions Officers

mary Richardson

mrich6@uky.edu
859-257-4618


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Dr. Mark Liu

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Finance

Gatton College of Business & Economics

345J Gatton Building

Lexington KY 40506

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