Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Why the M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is the right program for you

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 15, 2021 9:32:23 AM

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Photo: This photo was taken pre COVID-19. It features a student working in a study lab.

The UNCW Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management offers students a 100% online program that is available both full- and part-time to accommodate work, home and school responsibilities. It allows students to become a part of a program that is the only degree of its kind in North Carolina and one of only a few nationwide. The M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is designed to prepare students for high level and prestigious positions in investment and wealth management. Another benefit of this program is that it is closely aligned with the CFA Institute Candidate Body of Knowledge that will benefit those who pursue the CFA designation.

Specific objectives of the program include:
  • Developing expertise in financial statement analysis and the tools used to evaluate a firm's financial health
  • Gaining skills in portfolio management and wealth planning, including portfolio construction, asset allocation, risk management, and performance monitoring
  • Learning multiple approaches to equity valuation
  • Understanding alternative investment assets including hedge funds, private equity, commodities, real estate and infrastructure

By taking part in this AACSB accredited program, students will gain the experience to make sound investment decisions to prepare them for careers such as the following:

Best cities for working in the Finance industry include:

  1. Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Charlotte, NC
  4. Phoenix Arizona
  5. New York City, New York
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Washington D.C


Financial Services companies operating in NC include:

  1. Bank of America
  2. BB&T/Truist
  3. First Citizens Bancshares
  4. PNC Bank
  5. MetLife
  6. Wells Fargo
  7. Fidelity Investments
  8. Credit Suisse
  9. TIAA


Program Format

  • Full-time or part-time program
  • Online coursework and lectures
  • 30 credit hours / 11 courses
  • Courses are broken up into 7-week sessions
  • 6 convenient entry points throughout the year with a flexible course sequence
  • GMAT/GRE waved for those who have passed CFA Exam Level 1
  • Earn your degree in as few as 12 months
  • GMAT/GRE waived during pandemic

These are just some of the key features of our M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program. If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to the Program Director, Dr. Bill Sackley, or visit We would love to talk with you about our programs and how they can help with your career development goals.

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UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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