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Innovations in financial markets, institutions, and securities present significant opportunities and challenges to financial managers on a daily basis. The Master of Science in Finance is a highly focused program designed to equip professionals with the advanced knowledge and cutting-edge analytical tools they need to successfully navigate today’s financial markets. The 30-credit program is ideal for professionals interested in upgrading their technical training and knowledge in finance as well as for individuals with strong quantitative skills seeking a career change. Students interested in taking the CFA or FRM certification exams can significantly cut the need for additional preparation by taking the appropriate electives. The program can also serve as a stepping stone for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in finance or a related field.


Course TitleCredits
Required for all MS Students*

BUS 9551

Business Communication I1.5 credits
Program specific, 1.5 credit equivalent business communication instruction approved by the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Preliminary Courses (0-12 Credits)**

Students with appropriate academic background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements.

ACC 9110

Financial Accounting3 credits

ECO 9730

Fundamentals of Microeconomics1.5 credits

ECO 9740

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics1.5 credits

FIN 9762

Introduction to Quantitative Tools for Finance3 credits

FIN 9770

Financial Decision Making3 credits
Required Courses (9 credits)

FIN 9771

Corporate Financial Theory and Applications 

FIN 9781

Managerial Finance*3 credits

FIN 9772

Quantitative Tools for Finance 

ECO 9723

Econometrics: Theory and Applications I*3 credits

FIN 9773

Investment Theory and Applications 

FIN 9783

Investment Analysis*3 credits
*Not open to students in the cohort format.

Electives    (21 credits)***

ECO 9713

Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy3 credits

ECO 9724

Econometrics - Theory and Applications II3 credits

FIN 9740

Technical Analysis3 credits

FIN 9759

Mergers and Acquisitions3 credits

FIN 9774

Entrepreneurial Finance3 credits

FIN 9776

Real Estate Finance3 credits

FIN 9782

Futures and Forward Markets3 credits

FIN 9784

Management of Financial Institutions3 credits

FIN 9785

Financial Markets and Intermediaries3 credits

FIN 9786

International Finance Markets3 credits

FIN 9788

International Corporate Finance3 credits

FIN 9789

Equity Markets: Trading and Structure3 credits

FIN 9790

Seminar in Finance3 credits

FIN 9792

Advanced Managerial Finance3 credits

FIN 9793

Advanced Investment Analysis3 credits

FIN 9795

Debt Instruments and Markets3 credits

FIN 9797

 Options Markets 3 credits

FIN 9851

Classical Foundations of Financial Risk Management1.5 credits

FIN 9852

Measurement and Management of Market Risk I1.5 credits

FIN 9853

Measurement and Management of Market Risk II1.5 credits

FIN 9854

Measurement and Management of Credit Risk I1.5 credits

FIN 9855

 Measurement and Management of Credit Risk II 1.5 credits

FIN 9856

Measurement and Management of Risks in Operations and Information Technology1.5 credits

FIN 9857

Measurement and Management of Risks in Investments1.5 credits

FIN 9858

Implications of Corporate Governance, Regulation, and Ethics of Risk Management1.5 credits

FIN 9880

International Finance Markets1.5 credits

FIN 9881

Debt Securities1.5 credits

FIN 9882

Futures and Forwards1.5 credits

FIN 9883

Options1.5 credits

FIN 9884

Venture Capital1.5 credits

FIN 9890

Special Topics in Investments1 credit

FIN 9891

Special Topics in Investments1.5 credits

FIN 9892

Special Topics in Investments2 credits

FIN 9893

Special Topics in Investments3 credits

FIN 9894

Special Topics in Corporate Finance1 credit

FIN 9895

Special Topics in Corporate Finance1.5 credits

FIN 9896

Special Topics in Corporate Finance2 credits

FIN 9897

Special Topics in Corporate Finance3 credits

FIN 9985

Risk Management in Financial Institutions3 credits

*Effective spring 2016.

**Effective for students admitted as of fall 2015. 

***Elective courses to be selected by the Department of Economics and Finance from the above list for students in the cohort format.