Our MS in Finance, a STEM designated program, requires completion of 30 credits. The program is designed to be completed in one academic year on a full-time basis but can be completed in two academic years by students who want to spread out their academic credits. While we prefer students with degrees in finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or other quantitative fields, we will consider students with other backgrounds as well. Students must have completed the following foundation courses to be considered for admission:

* Financial Accounting
* Managerial Accounting
* Managerial Finance
* Data Analysis/Business Statistics
* Economics for Managers

To view course descriptions for each of the courses listed, be sure to visit the online course catalog to learn more about each course.

Finance Courses

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Corporate Financial Policy and Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • General Linear Models OR Time Series Analysis

Finance Electives (9 - 12 credits)

Electives in Other Related Areas (6 - 9 credits)

Specialty Areas: Corporate Finance Investments Risk Management


Elective courses in each area include:

Bank Management

International Financial Management

Offshore Finance

Money and Banking

Introduction to Derivatives

Fixed Income Securities

Value Investing

Distress Investing

Operational Risk

Credit Risk

Corporate Financing Transactions

Real Estate Principles

Real Estate Development

Real Estate Capital Markets

Real Estate Finance and Investment

Preparing you for positions in:

Corporate Finance


Asset Management

Sales and Trading

Risk Management


MBS/REIT Analysis

Property Management