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Managing financial aspects of business is becoming increasingly complex. Financial executives must constantly cope with new products and services, sources and uses of funds, interconnected global financial markets, and highly sophisticated tools of risk management. The Executive MS in Finance, offered by the Zicklin School of Business, is a highly focused program designed to produce professionals who are capable of understanding and utilizing the sophisticated skills and analytical tools essential for success in todays complicated world of finance.

This innovative program blends advanced financial theory with a wide range of complex financial management problems. This combination of theory with real-world business applications provides professionals with a critical strategic advantage needed for success in the 21st century.

The Executive MS in Finance is designed for those pursuing a career in the field of finance. It provides financial executives with:

  • cutting-edge financial theories and concepts,
  • state-of-the-art analytical tools, and
  • the judgment to apply and innovatively adapt these concepts and tools effectively.

Program learning is enhanced by small class size, with emphasis on group work. Students work closely with faculty and peers rich in professional experience. Taking required courses together as a cohort further intensifies the learning experience.

The one-year, ten-course, 30-credit full-time program is designed for cohort groups of working professionals. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and one evening a week. The program of study is divided into three 13-week trimesters. An integral part of the program is a required one-week international study tour between the second and third trimesters of the program. Accommodations, international transportation, and most needs during the study tour are included in the cost of the program.


The program emphasizes real-life decision situations. Foundation courses in investments provide fundamental knowledge of such areas as security valuation, portfolio theory, financial engineering, and the analysis of financial statements. Foundation courses in corporate finance focus on capital budgeting, sources of financing, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Courses in options and international financial markets provide executives with the ability to analyze derivative securities and to use them in a variety of contexts, such as foreign exchange markets. A course exploring quantitative tools familiarizes executives with techniques of statistical analysis and financial databases.

Advanced courses are delivered in a modular structure. These modules provide executives with a series of virtual apprenticeships. Enhancing real-time applicability of classroom instruction and materials are presentations by executives drawn from diverse corporations and industry sectors.

Core Courses  (Required)
Corporate Financial Theory and Applications
Quantitative Tools for Finance
Investment Theory and Applications
Analysis of Industrial Securities
Managerial Economics

Elective Courses

Six advanced courses will be selected by the Department of Economics and Finance from the following list:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Futures and Forward Markets
International Financial Markets
International Corporate Finance
Seminar in Finance
Advanced Managerial Finance
Advanced Investment Analysis
Options Markets
Analysis of Municipal and State Securities
Selected Topics in Investments
Information Technology in Financial Markets
Public Finance I
Public Finance II
Risk Management and Control



Applicants should address inquiries to: 
Director, Executive Program, Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College/CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B-13-282
New York, NY 10010-5585
or call (646) 312-3100, fax (646) 312-3101
or e-mail

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