Master of Science in Strategic Finance - Accounting

Strategic Accounting Skills for a Dynamic Business Landscape

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IU Southeast graduate business programs are less than half the price of other AACSB-accredited schools in the region. Residents some Kentucky counties are eligible for Indiana in-state tuition.

Learn from Expert Faculty and Industry Leaders on Your Schedule

The M.S.S.F.-Accounting is designed with busy professionals in mind. In this flexible 100% online program, you’ll learn from expert faculty and industry leaders and get a broader understanding of financial strategy, risk management, and business decision-making. Your ability to integrate accounting principles with strategic thinking makes you a valuable asset in corporate finance related fields where you can contribute to organizational success and drive sustainable growth. With this dual expertise, you’ll possess a comprehensive skill set that enables you to excel in various roles.

Get a Dual M.S.S.F and M.B.A

By taking just six additional courses, M.B.A. you can earn the Master of Science in Strategic Finance (M.S.S.F.), for an infinitely marketable skill set.

Degree information

30 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Degree Completion

Candidates for the M.S.S.F. must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, in accordance with the definition of the curriculum, of which each course counts only once toward graduation;
  2. A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each graduate business course that counts toward graduation [Note: No more than two graduate business course grades may be below B- (2.7)];
  3. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for all graduate business courses at IU Southeast. Satisfactory completion of the community service requirement.*

Students are expected to complete the graduate business program curriculum within seven years. This rule also applies to students seeking to complete both graduate business programs simultaneously or consecutively. The seven year time frame starts with taking the first graduate course (not Foundations coursework)

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

Required courses

  • BUSE-A 505 - Strategic Cost Management
  • BUSE-A 507 - Modeling and Simulation
  • BUSE-C 522 - Financial Management
  • BUSE-E 577 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • BUSE-E 594 - Business Analysis and Valuation
  • BUSE-E 595 - Advanced Corporate Finance*
  • BUSE-E 597 - Fraud Issues in Business

Choose three courses

  • BUSE-E 551* - Managerial Forecasting
  • BUSE-E 552 - Negotiation
  • BUSE-E 554 - Human Resource Management
  • BUSE-E 557 - Investment Management
  • BUSE-E 560 - Venture Growth Management
  • BUSE-E 562 - Special Topics in Business (when relevant to MSSF degree plan)
  • BUSE-E 567 - Portfolio Management and Investment Analysis
  • BUSE-E 568 - International Financial Management
  • BUSE-E 581 - Special Topics: Information Technology Management Issues
  • BUSE-E 588 - Project Management
  • BUSE-E 590 - Independent Study (course topic must be approved by Director as relevant to MSSF degree plan)
  • BUSE-E 591 - Analysis of Current Economic and Business Conditions
  • BUSE-E 596* - Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUSE-G 533* - Auditing
  • BUSE-H 542 - Advanced Accounting
  • BUSE-H 546* - Advanced Corporate Taxation

Choose one course
A maximum of 3 credit hours:

  • BUSE-A 506 - Managerial Economics
  • BUSE-A 508 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • BUSE-B 516 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • BUSE-B 517 - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUSE-C 521 - Marketing Management
  • BUSE-C 523 - Systems Decision Theory and Applications

*Cross-listed graduate elective courses are available for graduate students who have not previously taken the undergraduate equivalent. Any undergraduate prerequisite requirements must be met.

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Graduates holding a Master of Science in Strategic Finance with a specialization in Accounting possess a versatile skill set suitable for various career paths. You’ll be well-equipped for roles such as financial analyst or auditor, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and identifying areas for financial improvement within organizations. You’ll also have opportunities in corporate finance, where you can manage financial strategies, budgeting, and forecasting. With your expertise, you can also excel in advisory roles, guiding businesses through complex financial decisions and strategies.

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Alysa D Lambert Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Professor in Human Resources Management
Director of Graduate Business Programs

Hillside Hall 44
(812) 941-2453
Kim Shaughnessy

Kim Shaughnessy

Student Services Coordinator

Hillside Hall 221A
(812) 941-2362

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