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The Executive MS in Finance

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This innovative program blends advanced financial theory with a wide range of complex financial management problems. This combination of theory with real-world business applications provides professionals with a critical strategic advantage needed for success in the 21st century.

The Executive MS in Finance is designed for those pursuing a career in the field of finance. It provides financial executives with:

  • cutting-edge financial theories and concepts,
  • state-of-the-art analytical tools, and
  • the judgment to apply and innovatively adapt these concepts and tools effectively.

Program learning is enhanced by small class size, with emphasis on group work. Students work closely with faculty and peers rich in professional experience. Taking required courses together as a cohort further intensifies the learning experience.

The one-year, ten-course, 30-credit full-time program is designed for cohort groups of working professionals. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and one evening a week. The program of study is divided into three 13-week trimesters. An integral part of the program is a required one-week international study tour between the second and third trimesters of the program. Accommodations, international transportation, and most needs during the study tour are included in the cost of the program.

Curriculum

The program emphasizes real-life decision situations. Foundation courses in investments provide fundamental knowledge of such areas as security valuation, portfolio theory, financial engineering, and the analysis of financial statements. Foundation courses in corporate finance focus on capital budgeting, sources of financing, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Courses in options and international financial markets provide executives with the ability to analyze derivative securities and to use them in a variety of contexts, such as foreign exchange markets. A course exploring quantitative tools familiarizes executives with techniques of statistical analysis and financial databases.

Advanced courses are delivered in a modular structure. These modules provide executives with a series of virtual apprenticeships. Enhancing real-time applicability of classroom instruction and materials are presentations by executives drawn from diverse corporations and industry sectors.

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FIN 9771

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FIN 9772

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FIN 9773

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FIN 9798

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ECO 9705

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Elective Courses

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FIN 9759

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FIN 9782

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FIN 9786

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FIN 9790

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Admission

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prepares students for a leadership role in the finance function. In this program, students will gain the technical knowledge needed to understand current and new challenges in finance. Students will learn to think strategically, make sound financial decisions, and communicate their views effectively and persuasively.

The course of study starts with basics, builds on them, and concludes with courses oriented toward preparing students with the knowledge needed to manage future challenges. The highlight of the program is the International Study Tour.

 

Curriculum

The primary focus of the required courses in the program is fundamental financial concepts and models. The corporate finance course covers valuation concepts and techniques, essentials of debt and equity securities, capital budgeting, and elements of corporate capital structure.  The investments course introduces students to Markowitz diversification theory, the capital asset pricing model of asset returns, and emphasizes a range of approaches to investment management and evaluation.  The quantitative methods course covers essential statistical concepts needed in finance, value at risk, and regression models.

In the advanced courses, students build on their foundational knowledge. Case studies play a larger role in many of these courses, and challenge students to learn by doing.  These courses usually include advanced corporate finance, debt securities, derivatives, and international financial markets.

The concluding set of courses introduces students to new challenges and frontiers in finance, and is more likely than the earlier groups of courses to differ slightly from year to year. It includes the International Study Tour, part of a course oriented toward international finance and business.  Courses in recent years have included financial risk management, venture capital, corporate governance and ethics, mergers & acquisitions, and equity investment analysis.

The courses are taught in three trimesters.  Most of the foundation courses are full 3-credit courses, and many of the others are shorter 1.5-credit courses, especially the specialized topics courses later in the program. Altogether, the program has 30 credits. 

The delivery and format of the EMSF program may be modified in special circumstances.  This may be done, for example, when given as part of the Zicklin International Executive Programs, or as part of a specialized program designed for a specific organization.

See the Zicklin School website.


Admissions

More information is available online at: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/programs/exec/ms

Admissions information is available at: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/programs/exec/ms/how-to-apply

We can be contacted at:

Executive Director, Executive Programs
Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College/CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box

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New York, NY 10010-5585

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Phone:  (646) 312-3100

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; Fax (646) 312-3101

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Email:  ExecZicklin@baruch.cuny.edu