The master of science in finance is a specialized, technical program providing in-depth exposure to the principles and practices of corporate finance and investment management. The main objective of the program is to provide the specialized knowledge needed to add immediate value to your organization as a financial manager or investment adviser. You can choose to earn this degree entirely online or through a combination of online and in-class courses. Online courses are taught by the same professors and present the same material as traditional courses, with the added ability to ask questions, make comments, and confer with your classmates 24 hours a day. This degree is intended for students who have made a professional commitment to this key business discipline and who are interested in equipping themselves with a comprehensive array of analytical tools and techniques. The curriculum does not provide the broad overview of business that is typical of an MBA; instead, it focuses on areas most relevant to financial managers, security analysts, corporate bankers and portfolio managers.