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.
Non-Credit Courses Noncredit 1: On occasion, external speakers will be brought in to enhance the experiential learning component of the M.S. finance program. Students are required to attend such meetings, and their participation will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. Noncredit 2: Students will be required to pass the online ethics module from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute by the end of the summer. Successful completion will be a requirement of the Fundamentals of Finance II course.

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