The MS in Finance program combines financial theory, quantitative and computational methods, and real-world applications. Students will complete a rigorous graduate-level curriculum that spans finance concepts and business fundamentals. This one-year program begins in June (summer) each year, and consists of three intensive semesters.

Program Structure

  • Designed for recent graduates and early-career professionals
  • One-year, cohort-based program
  • Students complete 39 credits throughout three intensive semesters
  • Classes held mornings and afternoons
  • Students utilize cutting-edge software and databases including Bloomberg, Factset, CRSP, Compustat, Matlab, Excel VBA, and ModelRisk
  • Curriculum includes experiential learning component that challenges student teams to analyze crucial issues surrounding a finance challenge, collect data, and present their findings to local industry professionals

Curriculum (39 credits)

Summer / 11 credits

  • MSF 6421: Computing for Finance (4 credits)
  • MSF 6221: Fundamentals of Finance I (2 credits)
  • MSF 6222: Fundamentals of Finance II (2 credits)
  • MSF 6031: Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Fall A / 8 credits

  • MSF 6422: Financial Econometrics I (2 credits)
  • MSF 6223: Fundamentals of Finance III (2 credits)
  • MSF 6022: Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
  • MSF 6021: Communications for Finance (2 credits)

Fall B / 8 credits

  • MSF 6423: Financial Econometrics II (2 credits)
  • MSF 6322: Corporate Valuation & Modeling (2 credits)
  • MSF 6621: Finance within the Macroeconomy (2 credits)
  • MSF 6121: Fixed Income Analysis (2 credits)

Spring A / 6 to 8 credits

  • MSF 6821: Experiential Learning 1: Corporate Valuation (2 credits)
  • MSF 6522: Derivatives and Risk Management I (2 credits)
  • MSF 6321: Quantitative Portfolio Analysis (2 credits)
  • Elective (2 credits)

Spring B / 6 to 8 credits

  • MSF 6822: Experiential Learning 2: Financial Data Analysis (2 credits)
  • Electives (4 to 6 credits)

Electives:

  • Behavioral Finance (2 credits)
  • International Finance (2 credits)
  • Advanced Financial Modeling (2 credits)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (2 credits)
  • Securitization Markets (2 credits)
  • Derivatives and Risk Management II (2 credits)
  • Private Equity (2 credits)
  • Graduate courses offered by other departments in the business school upon approval.

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