A new master’s degree from IU’s Kelley School of Business is designed to meet the needs of many young professionals with backgrounds in the liberal arts, engineering, informatics, the sciences and other careers featuring technical analysis and critical thinking skills.
Kelley’s new Master of Science in Finance degree builds on a strong foundation laid by their undergraduate studies in these and other disciplines and provides a unique focus that will be applicable to their chosen profession.
“Top employers recognize that students who have learned to think critically to address problems in mathematics, economics and the sciences can also think critically about business strategy, once they’ve gain the skills imparted through our specialized program,” said Bipin Prabhakar, program chair for the +Kelley program, which creates pathways into the full-time Master of Science in Finance and the Master of Science in Information Systems degree programs.
“These students need proper preparation, however, to translate a technical and liberal arts education into a knowledge base and skill set that can be applied immediately in business contexts,” added Prabhakar, also a clinical professor of operations and decision technologies. “This is especially true in finance, where the Master of Science in Finance degree provides the kind of advanced financial analysis in great demand across business enterprises, not just in financial institutions.”