30 semester hours
Finance is a discipline that investigates the way in which individuals, households, societies, businesses, and governments allocate scarce money and capital, and how those resources and utilized to produce goods and services. Financial choices, which require a decision among competing alternatives, is examinable within the framework of financial analysis. The MS Financial Analysis curriculum at OLLU provides students with entry and second-level expertise in several areas of applied finance, to include money and banking, financial institutions, financial analysis, public finance, health care, oil and energy production, and a variety of other fields.
Students pursuing the Masters of Science Degree in Financial Analysis (MS Financial Analysis) must complete ten courses (for a total of 30 semester credit hours), over the course of three semester terms and one summer term.
All formats assume that adult students, given a structured set of learning objectives and a prescribed methodology, can independently master course content. Instructional contact hours are less than more traditional face-to-face programs. Most of the student's work is teacher-directed learning outside the classroom. Some classes require team meetings for assigned projects outside of scheduled contact hours. Graduate business programs faculty expect students to complete work in a timely and professional manner.
Applications will be subject to the current Graduate Program Admissions Committee Approved Policies and Procedures.
Admission Application Requirements
Submission of a completed application for admission by the applicable term deadline In addition to the requirements for graduate admission into Our Lady of the Lake University, applicants will provide:
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- An essay on why the student should be accepted of not more than 500 words.
- Two references knowledgeable about the student's managerial and/or professional performance.
- A résumé highlighting managerial or professional work experience.
Conditional Admission to the MS in Financial Analysis Program:
The SBL Business Programs Graduate Admissions Committee grants conditional admission on the merits of each case for those applicants who do not meet all the requirements for regular admission. Students accepted under conditional admission must receive a grade of “B” or higher in the first 6-9 hours of MS in Financial Analysis coursework (as deemed appropriate by the committee); otherwise the student will be dismissed from the program. The decision of the committee regarding conditional admission acceptance cannot be appealed.
Application for Admission Deadlines:
Deadlines for submitting a completed application for the Master of Science in Financial Analysis are as follows: