MS in Finance

Our Purpose Is Helping You Fulfill Yours.

Fairfield University's Master of Science in finance provides unique opportunities for individuals who want to further their careers in the areas of investments, corporate finance, and banking. The MS in Finance can be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis and consists of 10 three-credit courses. It's especially useful for those seeking certification as a chartered financial analyst (CFA), certified financial manager (CFM), certified financial planner (CFP), or a financial risk manager (FRM). No matter which program you choose, you’ll work closely with a talented faculty committed to your career endeavors. Further, the Dolan School MS in Finance program is a member of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP).

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Program Specializations

  • Business Analytics – develop your skills for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning by using data and statistical methods.
  • Corporate Finance - broaden and deepen your skills in corporate development/strategic planning and/or risk management
  • Accounting – sharpen your accounting acumen. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree (BS or BA) with a major in accounting or the equivalent for the Accounting specialization.
Contact Us

Pam Pillo, director of graduate recruitment and admissions,  or 203-254-4000, x3219

Rosalind Looby, director of graduate Finance programs

Awards & Rankings

Finance Students at a Glance

Age Range: 21 – 39
Average Age: 26
Average GPA: 3.69
Female: 26%
Male: 74%

Undergraduate Majors: Accounting / Business Administration / Chemistry / Computer Science / Economics / Finance / Information Systems / Liberal Arts / Mechanical Engineering / Politics

Working at: Morgan Stanley / PwC / JPMorgan Chase / Bank of China/ Bridgewater Associates/ Optima group/ SS&C Technologies/ O’Shaughnessy Asset Management

Career & Professional Development

Today's graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Dolan’s close partnerships with nationally recognized companies and successful alumni will open the door to top notch learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Whether students are looking to start their career, advance their career within their current organization, or pivot to another career, Dolan will provide students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.

Dolan Rankings


Graduate Finance


Graduate Business Analytics


Graduate Marketing


Graduate Accounting

U.S. News and World Report

Course Offerings

For complete course descriptions please view the online course catalog.

Dolan Lecture Series

The Dolan Lecture Series features highly accomplished, visionary, and internationally recognized business leaders.

Dean's Executive Forum

The goal of the Dean’s Executive Forum is to feature business leaders across industries to share their experience with students in an informal setting. Programs are developed in collaboration with a Dean’s Executive Forum Student Committee and are held three times a year.

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Admission to Dolan

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) or have completed the equivalent coursework prior to beginning the program.

Graduate Fellowship

The Dolan School offers merit-based graduate fellowships that provide substantial financial support towards the cost of tuition. In addition, students who qualify can apply for a competitive scholarship that covers much of the cost of attending. Admitted students are eligible to apply for a limited number of entrance scholarships. These one-time awards are applied to offset the cost of the first semester of study. As these are very competitive, it is best to apply early if you wish to be considered for this form of support.

Contact Us

Pam Pillo, director of graduate recruitment and admissions,  or 203-254-4000, x3219

Rosalind Looby, director of graduate Finance programs

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