Master of Science in Finance
Our STEM-certified M.S. in Finance program features a curriculum designed with a forward-looking focus on the technological innovation and quantitative skills demanded by the ever-evolving finance industry. In addition to building an excellent foundation in financial economics, students will develop skills in data analytics, machine learning, and FinTech applications.
Atlanta is the FinTech capital of the world. Atlanta-based firms handle 70 percent of the credit, debit, and prepaid card sales in the nation, hence the city’s nickname, “Transaction Alley.” In the state of Georgia alone, more than 5,000 employment opportunities will emerge in this sector over the next few years. Because of our proximity to and relationship with leading technology companies as well as the composition of our faculty (instructors who hail from industry such as a two-time Fortune 500 CFO), Robinson is the logical place to build a relevant skill set that will grab employers’ attention.
Plus, TFE Times ranks our M.S. in Finance program 12th in the nation overall and first among public programs in the Southeast.
Experiment with FinTech Technologies
Robinson launched the first FinTech Lab in Georgia–and is among one of the first in the nation. In collaboration with faculty and corporate partners, students experiment with data analytics, machine learning, and blockchain tools in order to solve problems faced by financial services industries.
Students regularly interact with finance industry leaders through frequent industry guest speakers; leadership symposia; the CFO Council; case competitions; networking events; and Robinson’s Graduate Mentoring Program, in which students are carefully paired with an executive for an ongoing one-on-one exchange.
Students complete hands-on projects mirroring what they will encounter in the real world. Through our Bloomberg Service Terminals, students monitor and analyze real-time financial market data. Through the Wharton Data Research Services database, students access comprehensive information from public companies including finance performance, management and board structure, and ownership data.