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Finance Schools in Wyoming

The following page provides details about master’s in finance degrees in Wyoming. Students interested in degrees in finance can choose from numerous degree options such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Finance (MSF). Some universities also offer specializations or preparation courses for professional designation examinations. Students can choose programs that offer full-time course schedules or part-time, evening, or online formats. Graduates from finance schools in Wyoming may find opportunities to work in the state’s finance industry or business world after finishing their studies. Read on below to learn more about finance degrees, program formats, and possible career opportunities.

Finance Program Stats

  • There is 1 four-year not-for-profit college/university with a finance degree program in Wyoming.1
  • 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in finance.1

Institution-Wide Facts

Since the NCES reports only one four-year not-for-profit school with a finance degree program in Wyoming, the first four bullet points below reflect facts for that institution only. For an institution-wide comparison with other regional schools in neighboring states, check out our Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho pages.

  • Graduation rate*: University of Wyoming 55%.1
  • Transfer-out rate*: University of Wyoming 26%.1
  • Net price per year*: University of Wyoming $13,155.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition*: University of Wyoming $5,055.1
  • No schools in the Businessweek’s Top Business Undergraduate Programs in 2016.2
  • No schools in the US News Best Business Graduate Schools in 2017 (top 100).3

*For 4-year not-for-profit colleges and universities that offer a finance degree program.

Schools in Wyoming with Master’s in Finance Degrees

Traditional Master’s in Finance Programs

Due to its low population, Wyoming offers a lack of master’s in finance programs. If you live in the state, you may consider researching nearby finance programs in neighboring states. Read our Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho pages for other nearby options.

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming offers a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree. The MSF program focuses on the foundational business and management skills needed for leadership positions in the finance industry. Students start with core classes such as Corporate Finance & Governance, Empirical Finance, and Risk Management. After finishing the base curriculum, students can choose electives in finance, accounting, and economics, such as Investment Management, Banking Management, and Applied Econometrics. The flexible course structure allows students to tailor their courses to their interests, and the third semester of the program includes a research project designed by each individual student. Most students complete the MSF program in one to two years. Those without a business background may need to complete additional prerequisite courses in quantitative skills before beginning the program.

Online Master’s in Finance Programs

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming also offers a completely online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree designed for working professionals. This part-time program is ideal for working adults who are interested in growing their business knowledge to advance in their careers. Classes are cohort-based and begin each fall, and the 30-credit-hour program can be completed in two years. All courses can be completed online on a student’s own individual schedule, without live-streaming synchronous work or proctored examinations. The curriculum emphasizes the real-world application of business theory as well as teamwork and leadership skills. Students take required courses such as Business Research Methods, Financial Management, Marketing Analysis, Global Business Environment, and Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments. Online students also have access to career services support through networking and professional development events held on- and off-campus.

Wyoming Career Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates with master’s in finance may be able to find work in the state after finishing their studies. Wyoming’s state economy is mostly comprised of energy, agriculture, and tourism, and the cities of Cheyenne, Jackson, Casper, and Laramie are the densest population centers in the state. Large energy companies, such as Cloud Peak Energy and Halliburton Energy Services, may offer positions in finance or accounting. Other employers, such as regional healthcare organizations and federal and state government positions, may offer financial jobs. Students in finance schools can also go on to start their own businesses or work in the state’s not-for-profit sector. Those with finance master’s may find opportunities like these or other positions in organizations in Wyoming.

Wyoming Finance Job Information

OccupationNumber EmployedAverage Salary
Business and Financial Operations Occupations8,480$68,180
Financial Analysts90N/A*
Financial ExaminersN/A*N/A*
Financial Managers560$108,220
Financial Specialists, All Other90$54,940
Loan Officers730$65,750
Personal Financial Advisors200$115,610

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2018.
*Data not available from the BLS.4

Wyoming Salary and Job Outlook

With a master’s degree in finance in Wyoming, graduates may find opportunities to work in financial roles in the state. Personal financial advisors can earn an average of $115,610 annually in Wyoming, comparable to the national average of $123,100, and Northeast Wyoming, in particular, has one of the highest concentrations of these positions for a nonmetropolitan area in the country.4,5 Personal financial advisor positions are projected to grow 10.8% through 2024.6 Financial specialists in the state earn an average salary of $54,940, lower than the average national rate of $76,260, but these positions are projected to grow 6.6%.4,7,6 Financial managers in Wyoming can earn an average of $108,220 a year.4 Students with finance degrees in Wyoming may have an advantage in finding these positions or other financial roles in the state after graduation.

Additional Resources

  • Wyoming Society of Certified Public Accountants (WYOCPA) – Professional association of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in the state. Members of WYOCPA can take advantage of continued education events, networking opportunities, and industry news and updates.
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association Wyoming Chapter (HFMAWY) – State chapter of the national organization for those in healthcare financial administration. HFMAWY hosts educational activities, promotes networking among members, and advocates for high professional standards in the industry.
  • Wyoming Bankers Association (WBA) – Trade association for those in the state’s banking industry. WBA organizes legislative advocacy, publishes relevant industry resources and news, and promotes continued education opportunities for members.

Directory of Wyoming Master’s in Finance Programs

University of Wyoming
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-1121
http://www.uwyo.edu/

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Bloomberg, Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/
3. US News & World Report, Best Business Schools in 2017: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Wyoming: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wy.htm
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, Personal Financial Advisors: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132052.htm
6. Projections Central, Long Term Occupational Projections: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, Financial Specialists, All Other: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132099.htm