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Program Ranking
For 2022, TFE Times ranks the program 2nd among public universities and 8th in the nation.

2023 Graduate Outcomes
88.5% employed within 3 months of graduation
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?

12- and 16-month options are available.

Students typically attend class two nights per week. All classes are held on weeknights from 5:30-9:45 p.m., to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (3348 Peachtree Rd. NE)

Is the program STEM-designated?
Yes. Read more about STEM designations.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Domestic Applicants
We offer various application deadlines to U.S. residents. By applying earlier in the cycle, you will receive priority consideration for a graduate assistantship. After the final deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until one week before class starts.

International Applicants
International applicants who need a student visa must apply by an earlier, hard deadline.

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Finance, M.S.

Attend virtual office hours with one of our recruiters to get your questions answered.

Robinson’s M.S. in Finance is a forward-looking program focusing on corporate finance, financial data analytics and fintech.

Through an innovative STEM-designated program (click to learn more), you will gain in-depth knowledge in corporate finance, valuation, and investment banking with fintech applications. You’ll also have the option to earn a fintech certificate with studio innovation experience.

Experiential Learning

In our FinTech Lab, you will collaborate with faculty and corporate partners to solve complex problems using data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain tools.

Examples of past projects:

  • Corporate lending on a blockchain
  • Crowd financing for startups through a blockchain
  • Prediction in financial markets using A.I. and machine learning tools
  • Application of machine learning to understand unstructured data
  • Development of decentralized insurance solutions based on smart contracts

Corporate Outreach Program

  • One-on-one mentoring with C-suite executives
  • Bootcamps on topics such as Tableau, advanced Excel, and R
  • Internship placements through Georgia Fintech Academy and Robinson's Career Advancement Center
  • Networking with program alumni eager to share insights and wisdom
  • Resume polishing and career development opportunities
  • Exposure to best practices and trends at semiannual Financial Leadership Symposium

Program Highlights

Get Face Time with Industry Leaders
  • Take a unique financial leadership course taught by a two-time Fortune 500 CFO who also provides one-on-one mentoring.
  • Attend frequent guest speaker series, leadership symposia, and networking events.
  • Connect with program alumni through networking and professional development events.
  • Interact with members of Robinson’s CFO Council.
  • Compete in case competitions, judged by finance professionals.

Study in the FinTech Capital of the World

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. 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) makes Robinson the logical place to build a relevant skill set that will grab employers’ attention.

Robinson is part of the Georgia FinTech Academy, a talent development initiative offering students the experiences they need to prepare for jobs in the fintech sector.

Read What Employers Have to Say about Our Graduates

Program Details

Application Requirements

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

The program can be completed in 12 months (3 semesters) or 16 months (4 semesters).

Three-Semester Program of Study

Semester 1 (13 credit hours)

  • FI 8070 – Leading the Finance Function (1 credit hour)
  • FI 8090 – Financial Data Analytics
  • MBA 8135 – Corporate Finance
  • FI 8300 – Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FI 8460 – Fintech Ecosystem

Semester 2 (12 credit hours)

  • FI 8000 – Valuation of Financial Assets
  • FI 8092 – AI and Machine Learning Applications in Finance
  • FI 8320 – Corporate Financial Strategy
  • FI 8462 – Blockchain Business Disruption

Semester 3 (5 credit hours)

  • FI 8200 – Derivative Markets (3 hours)
  • *Choose remaining 2 credit hours from one of the following:
    FI 8060 – Current Issues in Finance (2 credit hours)
    OR
    Experiential Practicums (1-2 credit hours each) – 2 credit hours
  • FI 8387 – Financial Data Analytics Experience
  • FI 8388 – FinTech Experience
  • FI 8389 – Directed Readings in Finance
  • FI 8391 – Internship/CPT

*Subject to approval by the program director

Four-Semester Program of Study

Semester 1 (10 credit hours)

  • FI 8070 – Leading the Finance Function (1 credit hour)
  • FI 8090 – Financial Data Analytics
  • MBA 8135 – Corporate Finance
  • FI 8300 – Advanced Corporate Finance

Semester 2 (9 credit hours)

  • FI 8000 – Valuation of Financial Assets
  • FI 8092 – AI and Machine Learning Applications in Finance
  • FI 8320 – Corporate Financial Strategy

Semester 3 (5 credit hours)

  • FI 8200 – Derivative Markets (3 hours)
  • *Choose remaining 2 credit hours from one of the following:
    FI 8060 – Current Issues in Finance (2 credit hours)
    OR
    Experiential Practicums (1-2 credit hours each) – 2 credit hours
  • FI 8387 – Financial Data Analytics Experience
  • FI 8388 – FinTech Experience
  • FI 8389 – Directed Readings in Finance
  • FI 8391 – Internship/CPT

Semester 4 (6 credit hours)

  • FI 8460 – Fintech Ecosystem
  • FI 8462 – Blockchain Business Disruption

*Subject to approval by the program director

Students may also take courses from related areas (for example, data analytics, accounting, commercial real estate, etc.) subject to approval by the program director.

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program (including the financial aid cost of attendance (https://sfs.gsu.edu/resources/coa/)), the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

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404-413-7086

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs. Below, see a table that breaks down the cost of tuition after a GRA position is secured.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

View a sample schedule of Graduate Student Experience events

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The Master of Science in Finance is ideally suited for accounting, finance, banking, asset management, and wealth management professionals seeking to augment their professional expertise, or students with an analytical background who wish to build expertise in finance. The program focuses on developing students’ financial leadership skills with innovative fintech applications.

Not Ready to Take the Plunge?
Dip in Now, Dive in Later.

Check out our Graduate Certificate in Fintech Innovation. The program requires a fraction of the time and cost. Plus, you can apply your credits to an M.S. in Finance at Robinson later down the road.

Ross Cado is doing just that. The skills he builds through the fintech certificate will help him advance past his role as a legal billing coordinator at Warner Media.

“I can dip my toe back in the water of academia and earn a credential that isn’t too hefty of an investment,” he said. “And since Atlanta is a hub for financial technology, the certificate will help me advance my career here in town.”

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Careers

Program graduates have landed positions at not only traditional companies but also fintech, wealth management, and consulting firms. Examples of those companies include Amazon, Bank of America, BlackRock, Buckhead Wealth Management, Deloitte, Delta Air Lines, EY, Georgia-Pacific, The Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Koch, NCR, Office Depot, Synovus, and Truist.

Eighty-eight percent of our 2023 graduates secured employment within 3 months of completing the program.

Receive One-on-One Career Support Throughout the Program

Robinson’s alumni network is massive, with more than 70,000 graduates contributing to the success of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, and nonprofits across the world. Many of our alumni give back to the college through mentoring programs, speaker events, and recruiting opportunities. By enrolling in one of the largest business schools in the country, you will join a huge alumni network that likely will impact your career now and down the road.

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implementation manager

internal control business process analyst

international supply chain operations manager

pricing analyst - international air freight

sales audit analyst

senior account executive

senior analyst of real estate strategy

senior financial analyst

staff accountant

valuation analyst

Meet Your Faculty

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Program Director, M.S. in Finance

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Associate Professor

Retired CFO, Univar Solutions

Richard Fendler

Clinical Associate Professor; Co-editor, Journal of Financial Education

Clinical Associate Professor

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Distinguished University Professor

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Assistant Professor

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SunTrust Professor of Capital Markets

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Associate Professor

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Associate Professor

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Nearly three decades after completing his M.S. in Finance, CFO Jim Tait still refers to his class notes when he needs advice.read more ❯

Contacts

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Graduate Admissions
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