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Financial Analytics (MS) Online Master's Degree Program

Complete in as little as

5 terms*

*2 terms per semester; each term is 8 weeks



$1,785 3-credit course

Active Duty Military

truED Preferred Tuition

Credit Hours Required


Application Deadline

Fall 1: Aug. 15

Upcoming Start Dates

Fall 1: Sept. 2

Advance Your Career in Financial Analytics

Champlain College Online’s MS in Financial Analytics is an advanced program designed for those with a background in accounting and finance. This program equips students with competencies to navigate complex financial markets and keep up with industry trends using sophisticated analytical tools and techniques. The curriculum combines advanced finance subjects with data analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Courses cover a variety of topics – from database management and scripting to in-depth data mining, machine learning methodologies, and financial modeling. Graduates of this online financial analytics program will be prepared to apply these advanced skills to real-world business challenges.


Transform Data Into Actionable Insights 

This highly specialized online master's degree program is designed for individuals seeking to advance their careers in the financial sector. The unique combination of advanced knowledge and skills positions graduates to support a variety of roles, including senior financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, and CFO.

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Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

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Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

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Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Intelligent.com ranks Champlain College Online among best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees

Named the among the best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees by Intelligent.com

What Can You Do With a Masters in Financial Analytics

Overall employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 8 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations. 

About 27,400 openings for financial analysts are projected each year, on average, over the next decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.


Top Jobs for those with an MS Financial Analytics

  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • CFO
  • Finance Manager
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Program Details

Having an advanced master’s degree sets you apart from the competition and improves your long-term career potential. Learn more about the 100% online MS in Financial Analytics.

In this course students learn to differentiate relational and non-relational databases, and to design a database to an organization's requirements. Preparing raw data for import into a database, using queries to manipulate data, and developing reports to meet stakeholder needs, and database integrity and security are also covered.

Students learn to create and use scripts to access, acquire, prepare, and transform data, including structured and semi-structured data, and to define and detect patterns in unstructured data to demonstrate how real world problems can be answered with data.

In this course students learn about data types and how to perform pre-processing activities including cleaning, integration, reduction, and transformation. Use of appropriate techniques to analyze and model data, such as classification, decision trees, association rules, and clustering, and the causes and methods of detecting outliers are also covered. Students propose additional applications for data mining based on current trends/research.


Complete CMIT-510

In this course students learn about deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and compare supervised and unsupervised learning. Machine learning workflows and the challenges associated with machine learning, such as bias and heteroscedasticity, are considered. Students evaluate models, and examine uses for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Natural Language Processing is also addressed.


Complete CMIT-510

In this course, students will delve into the ethical considerations, regulatory landscape, and risk management strategies crucial for financial professionals. Students will also address real-world ethical dilemmas, understand key financial regulations, and apply principles of risk management to financial cases and scenarios.

In this course, students will use advanced techniques for creating robust financial models and making effective financial forecasts. The course emphasizes the practical application of financial tools used in forecasting and the utilization of real-world scenarios.


Take FINC-520 CMIT-515

In this course, students will delve into the application of Time Series Analysis in finance, and focus on the statistical techniques and models essential for analyzing financial data, forecasting market trends, and making informed investment decisions. The course blends advanced financial concepts with practical applications, using real-world financial data to illustrate the nuances of observing a variable's outcomes over different time periods.


Take CMIT-515 and DATA-510

In this course, students will apply sophisticated statistical methods and leverage machine learning techniques tailored towards making well-informed decisions in the finance sector. This course focuses on practical, real-world application and hands-on experience that mirrors the complexities and dynamics of financial analytics across industries.


Take FINC-540 CMIT-515 DATA-510

In this course, students will explore the art and science of presenting financial data in a visual format. Using modern data visualization tools and technologies, students will learn how to represent complex financial data sets in an understandable and interactive manner, tailoring their visualizations to diverse audiences, from financial experts to the general public.


Take FINC-550

Students will integrate learning and competencies from the Business Analytics program into a single data-based project.? Given a data set, students will ask such questions as why is the data organized as it is, what are the benefits and limitations of the data set, what appropriate visualization elements should be developed, and what business recommendations should be made.


Complete BANL-580

Graduates of the financial analytics master's degree online program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Data Management & Analysis: Analyze, manage, and transform unstructured data, using various database systems and scripting languages to derive actionable financial insights.
  • Machine Learning & Forecasting Techniques: Employ machine learning algorithms, forecasting techniques, and artificial intelligence in financial contexts to predict market trends and inform financial strategies.
  • Ethical and Regulatory Acumen: Navigate financial challenges while ensuring compliance and ethical integrity.
  • Financial Data Visualization & Communication: Visually represent complex financial data, develop interactive dashboards tailored to specific audiences, and convey insights in a comprehensible and effective manner to stakeholders.

Champlain College Online's business faculty, led by Department Chair Dr. Albert Orbinati, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our business management curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s business professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the business world, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Tuition & Costs

Graduate Tuition Fall '23 - Summer '25

$595 per credit
$1,785* per course
$450 per credit military service members (family members see truED tuition)
$150 One-time graduation fee

*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits

** Starting Summer 2024, not retroactive

See the graduate cost of attendance and fees here



What To Expect at Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Relevant and immediately applicable coursework gets you ready for your next career move

Expect Support

Your dedicated academic advisor provides the support you need to meet your academic goals

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Why Champlain

Online Experience

"I wanted to go to an online school with a good reputation, and with a brick-and-mortar base. So I found Champlain, and that was it. Doing the online program was the only way I could pursue my education, being a mom of three and working full time."

Vanessa Junkins Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Master of Business Administration
Inpatient Services Program Manager, Fresenius Medical Care North America
Vanessa Junkins, Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, MBA

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