So I know I want to pursue my doctorate in finance. However, my first step is going to be the Master of Science in Finance from the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. This program is AACSB Accredited and a CFA Institute Affiliate. The business school is ranked #69 according to US News. The difference I have found, however, when comparing to other programs is the fact that there is a thesis option. Every other online MS in Finance I have researched lacks a research and thesis component. Seeing as how I want to pursue doctoral studies, I am hoping this is a good way to get into finance research and "maybe" get my name on a publication. We shall see!