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MS Programs

Iona offers an exciting range of specialized master's programs that can help you develop knowledge and capabilities that are targeted to the industry or profession in which you are most interested.  The connections you will make with students across all our graduate programs will add to your professional development opportunities. We offer exciting curricula delivered in small class sections with personal attention from your faculty.  Added to this, Iona's network of 45,000+ alumni around the world is an incredibly valuable resource for our students. Select the program that best suits your own career goals:

Finance (36 credits)

New curriculum effective Fall 2018! 
The MS in Finance offers students deep coverage of important topics in finance, but also offers the flexibility to customize your plan of study so that it suits your own needs. It is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of finance-related functions. In this program, students enjoy field trips each year to such places as the United Nations, the Department of Economic and Social Development, stock exchanges, or the Federal Reserve, as well as New York City’s Financial District. Most students with a business background can complete this program by taking 12 courses (36 credits).
 
Required courses:  
  • FIN 675 - Corporate Financial Strategy 
  • FIN 610 - Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • FIN 640 - Investment Analysis 
  • FIN 625 - Financial Futures, Options, and Swaps
  • Students also select eight (8) other courses from an approved list of electives in finance and other disciplines. 

Project Management (30 credits)

New curriculum effective Fall 2018! 
The MS in Project Management degree will provide students with the skills to plan, execute and manage projects of any type or size in any industry. Complex projects bring a variety of considerations that managers must address: risk, financial concerns, organizational issues, scheduling issues, and more. This degree prepares students to pursue certification as a project management professional of the Project Management Institute (PMP Certificate). Most students with a business background can complete the degree by taking 10 courses (30 credits).
 
Required courses: 
  • BUS 605 - Introduction to Project Management 
  • BUS 606 - Advanced Project Management 
  • IS 622 - Risk Management Decision Technology
  • FIN 627 - Project Finance
  • Students also select six (6) other courses from an approved list of electives  

Public Accounting (30 credits)

New curriculum effective Fall 2018! 
The MS in Public Accounting is designed for those students who have earned a bachelor's degree in business, but did not major in accounting, and have since decided to become a Certified Public Accountant. This degree program provides both the mandated coursework, and necessary knowledge, to sit for and pass the CPA exam. This program requires completion of 10 courses (30 credits).

Courses include:
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Auditing Principles
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Accounting for Non-Business Organizations
  • Research in Financial Accounting
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Professional Ethics and Fraud Examination
  • Business Communications