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.
Master of Science in Finance
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.
- 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 625: Financial Reporting (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 663: International Financial Management (3 credits)
- FIN 671: Corporate Finance and Valuation (3 credits)
- FIN 685: Alternative Investments (3 credits)
- FIN 687: Hedge Fund Trading Strategies (3 credits)