Online Master’s in Financial Services (MSFS)

Our MSFS program is one of the few in the nation and the Philadelphia area to be both AACSB-accredited and CFP®-certified. This unique program offers you advanced credentials by building on your professional planning, analytical, and financial experience, balanced by ethical considerations and issues of social justice. The courses cover a variety of disciplines, including accounting, law and ethics, actuarial studies, security analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and estate planning. We encourage you to contact the MSFS program director Patricia Rafferty by email or by phone at 610-660-1318 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Online MSFS Course Schedule

We will offer a variety of online formats, including 8 week and 15 week semesters. Each semester is broken into halves and provides a number of courses to choose from:


Advanced MSFS RequirementsSpring A 2012 Spring B 2012 Summer A 2012 Summer B 2012 Fall A 2012 Fall B 2012
FIN 550 - Shareholder Value Management            
FIN 600 - Financial Institutions & Capital Markets            
FIN 602 - Portfolio Management            
Finance Electives
FIN 601 - Personal Financial Planning            
FIN 603 - Tax Planning            
FIN 605 - Pension & Benefits   Administration            
FIN 606 - Estate Planning            
FIN 609 - International Finance            
FIN 610 - Securities Analysis of Investments            
Related Electives
FIN 604 - Personal Insurance Planning            
FIN 607 - Risk Management            

Complete course descriptions may be found online and complete admission policies are detailed in the Haub School Catalog

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Admission Requirements

Below you will find a brief overview of our admission policies and MSFS prerequisite coursework. Please contact us with questions or to schedule an advising appointment.

1. Undergraduate degree, official copies of transcripts from any institution attended. Students may need foundation courses depending on grades and previous coursework
2. Standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE). Foreign applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE English Proficiency test
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Business resume
5. Personal statement

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Prerequisite Coursework

The following foundations are required (each is 3 credits). Up to 18 credits may be waived in favor of previous coursework or work experience.

ACC 500 Accounting Concepts
FIN 500 Managerial Economics
FIN 503 Financial Management

If you do not have a proficiency in Mathematics or Statistics, you may be required to successfully complete DSS 500, a one credit math workshop and/or DSS 510, a one credit statistics refresher course.

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Tuition and fees for the 2012-13 academic year are $ 892 per credit, $ 2,676 per 3-credit class

Examples based on current tuition:

MSFS degree with prerequisites waived and core courses and electives only (30 credits) is $ 26,760.

MSFS degree with all prerequisite courses, core courses, and electives (41 credits) is $ 36,572.

Please contact us with financial aid questions.

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You may apply online here and learn where to send all supplemental admissions documents.

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The Haub School is dual AACSB-accredited in Business and Accounting – less than 5% of business schools worldwide meet this dual standard of excellence U.S.News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Business Week have all ranked the Haub School as one of the nation’s top graduate business schools Beta Gamma Sigma recognized the Haub School for five consecutive years with Outstanding Chapter Awards The honor society for Decision Sciences, Alpha Iota Delta, awarded the Haub School the Chapter of the Year 2008, and 2008 Faculty Sponsor of the Year awards.