Master of Science in Finance and Economics
  • Available 100% Online

  • AACSB Accredited

  • Open to All Business and Non-Business Applicants 

  • GMAT Waiver Available

  • 36 Credit Hours* - Transfer Friendly

  • Approximately $500/credit hour**

Preadmission Degree Plan
Dr. Anne Macy

Dr. Anne Macy, Edwards Professor of Finance

Take your place in the next generation of business leaders with a
Master of Science in Finance and Economics 

The MSFE program is designed for students who want to improve their understanding of economics and finance, particularly those with interests or job experience in:

  1. Finance institutions and finance departments in business and government
  2. Policy-oriented and community service occupations in the private and public sectors
  3. Economic and financial consulting and advising
  4. Teaching at the high school, community college, or instructor level
  5. Preparation for law school or doctorate programs in economics, finance, management, or marketing. The program's orientation toward application, as opposed to theory alone, enhances opportunities for graduates in a broad range of occupations and institutions.

Program Details

The time commitment to earn a master's degree can be daunting, and balancing a job at the same time is even more stressful. But don’t worry. We designed our MSFE program for working professionals like you by offering asynchronous programs that encourage you to complete coursework at a time that works for you. 

You choose your course load each semester within four semesters each year:

  • Fall - Last week of August through the end of November, 14 weeks
  • Spring - Mid-January through the end of April, 14 weeks
  • Summer 1 - Beginning of June through the first week of July
  • Summer 2 - Second week of July through the third week of August

Degree Requirements

Requirements shown below are for the 2023-2024 catalog year.


Students seeking an MSFE degree must first establish proficiency in Finance, Accounting, and Statistics. This proficiency may be established by courses taken in an undergraduate program, by completing advanced standing examinations in these areas, or by taking the following courses: FIN 6300, ACCT 6300, CIDM 6300.

These leveling courses will be built-in to the degree plan for students who need them. This means that the program could be 36 - 45 hours depending on leveling requirements. 


Get Your Personalized Preadmission Degree Plan

To see if you are required to take leveling classes and if you qualify for a GMAT waiver, request your personalized Preadmission Degree Plan today. We will send your Preadmission Degree Plan within 1-2 business days.
AACSB Accredited

The Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the highest accrediting body for business colleges. Less than ten percent of business programs in the world achieve this standard of excellence.

Our MSFE Program has been nationally ranked for 10 years.

TFE Times Badge

#2 in Best Master's of Financial Economics Programs

US News Badge for Grad Business

#4 in Texas Best Online Master's in Business Program

MSFE Program Faculty for 2023-2024


Faculty Degree Institution
Goutham Abotula Ph.D.  Washington State University
Anne-Christine Barthel Ph.D. University of Kansas
Liang Chen Ph.D. University of Kentucky
De'Arno De'Armond Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Eric Hoffmann Ph.D. University of Kansas
Scott Jones Ph.D. University of Arizona
Anne Macy Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Ryan Mattson Ph.D. University of Kansas
Eric McKee Ph.D.  University of Iowa
Neil Meredith Ph.D. University of Georgia
James Owens Ph.D. Harvard University
Rex Pjesky Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Bin Shao Ph.D. University of Illinois
Oscar Solis Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Brandli Stitzel Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Neil Terry Ph.D Texas Tech University
Huabing Wang Ph.D. University of Alabama
Wei Zhang Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Chen Zhao Ph.D. West Virginia University


Additional Graduate Programs Offered in the Engler College of Business

Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics (MSCISBA)
Master of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management (MS SHRM)

Contact Information

Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business
Office of Graduate Business Programs
Phone:  (806) 651-2500
Classroom Center 216 | West Texas A&M University | WTAMU Box 60768 | Canyon, Texas 79016 | (806) 651-2530