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Finance 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

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

  • Non-internship track
  • Internship track

While an internship is not required, and there is no guarantee of placement, we encourage students to consider the value that internships offer their graduate education.

Program Requirements

Get more information on the Full-Time MS in Finance Program in the course catalog.

Note: This chart reflects the 2019-20 academic schedule. This is subject to change.

fall semester
Pre-fall
fall a
fall b
GBA462 Core Statistics with Python
FIN462 Foundations in Financial Economics
ACC401* Corporate Financial Accounting
FIN411 Investments
FIN418 Quantitative Finance with Python
FIN424 Options and Futures
ACC411 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN413 Corporate Finance
MGC461 Professional Communications (4 credits)
spring semester
spring a
spring b
FIN430 Risk Management
FIN448 Fixed Income Securities
CIS418** Advanced Business Modeling and Analysis Using Spreadsheets
CHOOSE 1 ELECTIVE IN THE SPRING SEMESTER:
BPP426 Macroeconomics
FIN434 Investment Management and Trading Strategies
FIN441G Asset Management
FIN442X International Finance (Switzerland Immersion)
STR442F Strategy, Organization, and Firm Value
ACC424 Financial Reporting II
FIN441A Special Topics in Finance: Real Estate
FIN444 Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN446 Financial Technology
STR440 Corporate Governance
FIN465 Applied Finance Project (3 credits) Projects may vary depending on Instructor

All courses are 2.5 credits unless noted otherwise. The program of study for the MSF degree has been designed as a lock-step program which meets all the requirements for a STEM certified program.

*Students who hold a CPA or have sufficient prior coursework in accountancy can petition to substitute ACC 401 Corporate Financial Accounting with ACC 423 Financial Reporting I.

**Internship track

  • MSF students in the internship track will not take CIS 418 in Spring B but will take CIS 418 the following Fall A as their last class. There are no exceptions to this class.
  • CIS 418 can be taken remotely but it is required that all students return for the last 3 hours of lecture and the final. There are no exceptions. Failure to attend the last 3 class hours and final will result in failing the class.
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