Master of Science in Strategic Finance - Investment

Learn strategic investment skills with an MSSF-Investment

This comprehensive 100% online program delves deep into the intricacies of financial analysis, allowing students to navigate complex investment landscapes with confidence. You'll get hands-on experience, and develop advanced skills in evaluating investment opportunities, conducting financial research, and making informed decisions to maximize returns while mitigating risks.

Best ROI in the Region

IU Southeast graduate business programs are less than half the price of other AACSB-accredited schools in the region. And residents some Kentucky counties pay Indiana in-state tuition. This online program fits into your schedule, making it flexible enough to meet your needs.

Expand Your Options and Network with Expert Faculty, Industry Leaders

In today's rapidly evolving financial landscape, organizations require skilled professionals who can navigate uncertainty and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Learn the technical expertise you need to thrive in finance from our expert faculty. Network with industry leaders and gain the strategic vision you need to drive sustainable growth and value creation in an increasingly competitive global market.

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.), opening up a wide array of career opportunities.

Degree information

30 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Degree Completion

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, in accordance with the definition of the curriculum, of which each course counts only once toward graduation;

  • 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)];

  • 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)

*Community Service Requirement

Graduate Business students must perform at least 20 hours of community service in a project that involves their contribution in the form of business knowledge, leadership, and/or expertise. Some examples include volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, providing tax assistance for the elderly or disadvantaged, participating in a United Way agency, or serving on a not-for-profit board or advisory council.

The requirement may be completed at any time during the academic program. It is strongly recommended that the student plan to complete this requirement prior to the last 6 credit hours of coursework in the graduate curriculum. Students must submit a written proposal outlining a plan for satisfying this requirement to the Graduate Director for approval prior to performing the project.


History of English studies and methods
Choose one course

  • ENG-D 511 - Introduction to English Studies
  • ENG-W 509 - Intro to Writing and Literacy Studies
  • ENG-L 506 - Intro to Methods of Criticism and Research

Theories of rhetoric, literary criticism, expression
Choose two courses

  • ENG-L 605 - Critical and Interpretive Theory
  • ENG-W 602 - Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG-W 601 - Development of Rhetoric and Composition

Application of theories: Research methods, workplace communication, assessment
Choose one course

  • ENG-R 546 - Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • ENG-L 509 - Practicum on Critical Writing
  • ENG-W 620 - Argumentative Writing
  • One professional/technical writing course of some kind

Pedagogy: Teaching of literature, creative writing, or composition
Choose two courses

  • ENG-W 500 - Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches
  • ENG-W 508 - Graduate Creative Writing for Teachers
  • ENG-L 503 - Teaching of Literature in College

Topics courses (theory, writing, literature)
Choose as many as needed to fulfill degree credit requirements

  • ENG-L 553 - Studies in Literature (Repeatable as needed, different topics)
  • ENG-W 600 - Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (Repeatable as needed, different topics)
  • ENG-W 664 - Topics in Current Literature
  • ENG-W 511 - Writing Fiction and/or ENG W513 Writing Poetry

Independent Study Option
Independent study for further developing a project

  • ENG-W 609 - Directed Writing Projects (1-3 credit hours—repeatable as needed)

Students develop their own projects

  • ENG-D 611 – Practicum in English Studies

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A Master of Science in Strategic Finance-Investment opens doors to exciting careers in the financial world, such as roles as an investment banker or advising corporations on capital raising and mergers. Find your place as a financial analyst, researching and recommending investments for individuals or institutions. Portfolio management, where you design and oversee investment portfolios, is another option. This degree also paves the way for careers in wealth management, where you provide personalized financial guidance to high-net-worth clients.

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

Kentucky residents

Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties receive in-state tuition at IU Southeast! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the most affordable tuition in the region, staying close to home while you earn your degree, and the unique experience only IU Southeast can offer.

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