Simon Business School

Simon Students in Finance class

Curriculum

Classes are taught by a faculty internationally known for financial expertise. The degree is offered to students with a completed bachelor's degree and a demonstrated quantitative aptitude.

Study Tracks

While an internship is not required for the STEM-designated Master’s in Finance program, and there is no guarantee of placement, we encourage students to consider the value that internships offer their graduate education.

Full–time MS in Finance students have two available tracks for the completion of their studies:

  • 11-month program of study (non-internship track)
  • 17-month program of study (internship track)
    • Internships are not guaranteed - students choosing the option to extend their program will be eligible to seek an internship, but are not guaranteed placement in an internship

Program Requirements

Download the study grid for Full-Time MS in Finance Program

Required Core Courses

Required courses:
ACC401 Corporate Financial Accounting
ACC411 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN411 Investments
FIN413 Corporate Finance
FIN418 Financial Modeling
FIN424 Options and Futures
FIN430 Risk Management
FIN448 Fixed Income Securities
FIN462 Foundations in Financial Economics
FIN465A Applied Finance Project I
FIN465B Applied Finance Project II
GBA462 Core Statistics for MS Students 
MGC401-403, 411 Communicating Business Decisions (Modules I, II, III, IV)

Electives for the MS Program

Take 1 of the following:
FIN433 Cases in Finance
FIN434 Investment and Trading Strategies

and

Take 1 of the following:
ACC424 Financial Reporting II
FIN441A Real Estate
FIN442 International Economics and Finance
FIN444 Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN446 Financial Information Systems

*Students with sufficient prior coursework in Accountancy can substitute ACC423 (Financial Reporting I) for ACC401 (Corporate Financial Accounting) in Fall Quarter.

**MSF Internship Track students will not enroll in FIN418 (Financial Modeling) during their first Fall Quarter, resulting in a reduced load (17 credits). They will complete FIN418 (Financial Modeling) during the following Fall Quarter.

The above study grid is current as of December 19, 2016.

 
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