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MA in International Relations/MS in Finance Curriculum

Master of Science in Finance

Students will complete the requirements for the master of science in finance, including 15 credits of core coursework and 12 credits of electives.

Core (15 credits)

  • Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Linear Statistical Models I: Regression Models
  • Internship

Electives (students choose 12 credits from among the following)

  • New and Emerging Markets
  • Financial Analytics
  • International Financial Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Value Investing
  • Risk Management: Credit Risk
  • Risk Management: Operational Risk
  • Time Series Analysis

Total Finance Credits: 27

Master of Arts in International Relations

Core Requirements (13 credits)

  • International Actors and Issues
  • Economics for Public Decisions
  • Research Design for International Relations
  • Challenges of International Management and Leadership
  • IR Capstone Seminar (1 credit)

International Relations Signature Course (select one, 3 credits)

  • History of International Relations
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Economic Dimensions of Global Power
  • Culture in World Affairs
  • Development & Sustainability

International Relations Career Track Courses (select one career-track, 12 credits)

  • International Political Economy: Finance, Trade and Migration
  • Democracy, Development & Humanitarian Assistance
  • Governance, Diplomacy & International Organization
  • Peace Security and Conflict
  • Regional Concentration

International Relations Open Elective Course (select one IR elective course, 3 credits)

Total International Relations Credits: 31

Total MA IR/MS in Finance Credits: 58


Funding and Scholarships Available

Application Deadline: February 1

After this, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until there is no more room left in the program. Students should apply by the deadline for full consideration for admission and financial aid. 

Applicants should submit a single application for both programs. For the “To which program and degree do you intend to apply?” question on the online application, please select “Dual Degree MA International Relations/MS Finance.”

Tuition and Aid

Most students in the dual MS in finance/M.A. in international relations program who began their studies in 2021 will complete 31 credits after the annual tuition adjustment, making the total estimated tuition for the 58-credit program $103,021.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA allows U.S citizens and permanent resident graduate students to be considered for need-based aid. You should file the FAFSA as early as possible during the application process. Once filed, the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs will contact you about completing the supplemental SU scholarship application, and aid disbursement details.

External Funding Opportunities

Searching for scholarships from outside sources? The Office of Financial Aid maintains an extensive list of external scholarship opportunities, organized by academic focus or eligibility criteria. Please note that federal regulations require the University to take into account all aid resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, you must report all scholarships and grants that you receive from sources other than Syracuse University.
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