Graduates of the master’s in finance prepared to tackle complex problems via in-depth instruction and interactions with industry professionals.

Students in Financial Studies CenterThe UTSA Master of Science in Finance program provides a comprehensive study of finance and its application to solve the financial challenges faced by investors, financial institutions and corporations. The rigorous and flexible curriculum is taught by accomplished faculty members who have graduated from, and worked at, premier educational and financial institutions.

As part of our program you will work with your dedicated program advisor to structure a full-time or a part-time program sequence with electives in Financial Management, Financial Analytics, and Commercial Banking and Investments. Advanced topics for study include, but are not limited to, portfolio optimization, risk management, capital markets and financial valuation.

Our successful graduates have prior undergraduates in business, engineering, liberal arts, sciences and more. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees are eligible for the program, but may be required to take additional courses.


Become a financial leader by earning a UTSA Master of Science in Finance degree from our top-ranked business school in San Antonio, Texas.

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Designated Degree Program (August 2022)

1 year

Full-time sequence

2 years

Part-time sequence

Program Overview

Program Starts

  • Spring (Mid-January)
  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Length

  • 33 credit hours
    • Six hours of M.S.F. foundations of knowledge courses
    • 21 hours of required courses
    • Six hours of elective courses
  • 1 year for full-time sequence
  • 2 years for part-time sequence

Program Delivery

  • Classroom Delivery
Financial Studies Center

Our 1,800 square foot center features a 26-seat trading lab and is also equipped with two Bloomberg terminals to provide you with a real-time, real-world learning environment.

Take advantage of the resources in our center to develop your technical expertise in trading, portfolio and financial management activities.

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Employers Who Recruit UTSA Finance Graduates
  • Acelity
  • BP Capital
  • Citibank
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Frost Bank
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harland Clarke
  • H-E-B
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Oracle
  • PwC
  • Rackspace
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • USAA
  • US Global Investors
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • My favorite part of the program was the quality and the availability of faculty and staff, as well as the professional development resources available for students through the finance lab, the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), and the Investment Society. The program provided me with a variety of transferable skills that help me excel in my current role, such as: financial research, analysis, modeling, budgeting, corporate valuation, asset valuation, trend analysis and financial decision-making.

    Manuel Castro, MS Finance’19
    Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst, BD

  • The MSF program provided a rich working environment for learning the fundamental concepts of finance which have served as a foundation upon which I have built. I acknowledge the role its personnel played in the success I humbly enjoy today.

    Toby Loftin, MS Finance’99
    Managing Principal and PM BP Capital Fund Advisors

Featured Courses
  • Computer Modeling
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Management
  • Investments and Portfolio Theory
  • Managerial Financial Accounting
How to Apply

The online application form is available through UTSA’s Future Roadrunner website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.

In addition to the application requirements below, applicants must also meet university-wide graduate admission requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form: Includes loading all required documents, paying your application fee and clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Current resume: Include employment or other related experience.
  • Letters of reference: Optional (recommended) requirement. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
  • Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program at UTSA.
  • Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Spring 2023 admission.
  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
    • Electronic official transcript submissions: graduate.documents@utsa.edu
    • Mailing address for official transcripts:
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Attn: The Graduate School
        One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
    • Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.
  • Applicant Evaluation: Prior finance and accounting coursework are preferred but not required. Students with suspected deficiencies in mathematics may be required to take a math bootcamp course.

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VIP Admission Process

The VIP Graduate Admissions Program was established to retain talented University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) undergraduate students and alumni in pursuit of their graduate education. Both domestic and international students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester credit hours can qualify. As a benefit, selected VIP candidates are fast-tracked through the graduate admissions process to include an abbreviated application. All GMAT/GRE test scores and supplemental documentation for the graduate application are waived including statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and resume/CV.

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Department Information

Main Office: BB 4.01.12
Phone: 210.458.6315
Fax: 210.458.6320
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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