MS Finance Requirements and Courses

The Master of Science in Finance program coordinates with industry partners to design such real-world projects as security analysis, portfolio allocation, risk management, and valuation of corporate investment projects or startups.

The MSF curriculum totals a minimum of 45 credits, allowing students to complete the degree in 12 months (four quarters).

The program consists of six core courses—including a capstone practicum and a quarterly seminar—along with 13 available electives. Emphasis is on valuation and asset management. The required core courses have no prerequisites for MSF students.

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Students participating in the 3+1 finance pathway or concurrent MBA/MSF degree path can find further details and sample academic plans on those respective pages.

Core Courses

  • ACTG 612: Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 607: Seminar: MSF Professional Development (1-2 credits)
  • FIN 612: Fundamentals of Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 615: Quantitative Methods in Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 617: Data Analytics for Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN 683: Concepts of Investments (3 credits)

Choose one financial markets option:

  • FIN 562: Derivative Markets and Financial Institutions (4 credits)
  • FIN 675: Fixed Income Securities (3 credits)

Choose one capstone option:

  • FIN 610: Advanced Topics on Portfolio Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 673: Advanced Topics on Corporate Finance (3 credits)


  • ACTG 631: Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (4 credits)
  • FIN 564: Commercial Banking (4 credits)
  • FIN 608: Wealth Management (3 credits)
  • FIN 609: Practicum: Masters Investment Group (2 credits)
  • FIN 671: Corporate Finance and Valuation (3 credits)
  • FIN 685: Alternative Investments (3 credits)
  • FIN 687: Hedge Fund Trading Strategies (3 credits)

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