Finance Beyond Dollars and Cents

You believe that putting the needs of people and planet ahead of profit can harness the power of business to deliver better outcomes. And you’re excited that sustainability has moved from a niche concept to a globally recognized strategic priority, increasingly viewed as essential to business operations and success.

Employers now recognize the significant role business will play in combating climate change, and major investment firms are listening to pressure from regulators, investors, and consumers who want to put their money into socially responsible ventures. The demand for finance professionals with expertise in sustainable practices is increasing. Now’s the time to put your purpose into action.

NSU’s Master of Science in Finance and Sustainability provides the knowledge and technical skills required to conduct financial analysis in an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) framework. With rigorous coverage of core financial principles and skills integrated with the principles of sustainability, you will review socially responsible projects that are promoting sustainability in our world and in South Florida, including those in healthcare, tourism, and transportation. 

The M.S. in Finance and Sustainability is uniquely structured with a focus on ESG, facilitated by an array of courses that allow you to tailor the program to satisfy your unique interests and goals. Gain the financial background and skills necessary to navigate the ESG ecosystem so you can use your day job to make changes that are best for our world—for today and tomorrow.

“I believe in a structured, content-driven approach to teaching, supplemented by cases and anecdotes based on real corporate experience.”

Rebecca Abraham, D.B.A., Professor of Finance
Rebecca Abraham

Quick Facts


NSU’s M.S. in Finance and Sustainability program is 30-42 total credits, depending upon undergraduate coursework, and can be completed in as little as 18 months.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Finance and Sustainability is available to start in August and January. 

Delivery Options

Classes for the Master of Science in Finance and Sustainability program are offered online (asynchronously). Online courses may require chat sessions throughout the semester.


Tuition for the M.S. in Finance and Sustainability program is $1,026 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Tuition Assistance for NSU Business Programs

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Employer Tuition Assistance Program

NSU Business partners with more than 135 local and national organizations to offer discounted employee tuition of up to 20% through our employer tuition program.
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NSU Alumni Tuition Discount

NSU alumni are eligible for a tuition award of 20% off any graduate degree or business certificate program. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Earning Potential

Financial Manager

$134,180 Average Salary Per Year

Sustainability Director

$105,298 Average Salary Per Year

Financial Analyst

$81,590 Average Salary Per Year

ESG Consultant

$75,712 Average Salary Per Year


M.S. in Finance and Sustainability Curriculum

Course Descriptions
Required Courses (12 credits)
ACT 5001*
Introductory Accounting (ACT 5001* / Credits: 3 )
ACT 5140
Accounting for Decision Makers (ACT 5140 / Credits: 3 )
ECN 5060
Economics of Sustainability (ECN 5060 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5008*
Business Finance (FIN 5008* / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5130
Financial Management (FIN 5130 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5595
Finance Research Methods (FIN 5595 / Credits: 3 )
QNT 5000*
Foundations of Business Statistics (QNT 5000* / Credits: 3 )
Micro or Macro Economics* ( )
Elective Courses (18 credits - choose six courses)
CHS 5200
Financial Environment in Complex Health Systems (CHS 5200 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5503
Real World Finance and Sustainability (FIN 5503 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5515
International Finance in a Sustainable World (FIN 5515 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5540
Banking (FIN 5540 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5545
Financial Engineering (FIN 5545 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5550
Sustainable Investment Strategies (FIN 5550 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5570
Advanced Corporate Finance and Sustainability (FIN 5570 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5590
Quantitative Financial Analysis (FIN 5590 / Credits: 3 )
FIN 5580
Finance Internship (FIN 5580 / Credits: 3 )
PUB 5469
Public Finance (PUB 5469 / Credits: 3 )
REE 5880
Real Estate Finance (REE 5880 / Credits: 3 )
REE 5887
Real Estate Investments (REE 5887 / Credits: 3 )
* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been completed in the past 10 years.

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

What does success look like? For many, it’s living life on our own terms, becoming a business success so we can help others, or being at the top of our game to fulfill our dream. At NSU Business, it’s all of the above. We believe people, planet, and profit can be the triple bottom line, and that our grads will create businesses that do more than just succeed; they help others thrive, too.

Advance your career with our world-class business programs and our network of leaders, innovators, and change agents. Do your best and deliver what’s Best for Our World™.

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