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M.S. in Finance Curriculum

Our M.S. 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

Students who have not completed the foundation courses may be admitted to the program, but they may require two years to complete the degree.

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 Program Curriculum


Required Courses (12 credits)
Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy
Investment Analysis
Linear Statistical Models I: Regression Analysis OR Time Series Modeling and Analysis
Financial Management

Finance Electives (9-12 credits)
Selected Topics 1-6 credit(s) Corporate Restructuring, Derivatives
International Financial Management 3 credits
Fixed Income Securities 3 credits
Value Investing 3 credits
Control Investing 3 credits
Financial Modeling 3 credits

Electives in Other Related Areas (9-12 credits)
* Courses may be chosen in disciplines such as Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Real Estate and Statistics.

The M.S. in finance program has three specialty areas, corporate finance, investment and real estate.

CORPORATE FINANCE
Elective courses include:
• International Financial Management
• Working Capital Management
• Corporate Financial Transactions
• China’s Economy & Finance
• Financial Modeling

Preparing you for positions in:
• Financial Planning & Analysis
• Corporate Development
• Treasury Management
• International Management

INVESTMENT
Elective courses include:
• Financial Modeling
• Introduction to Derivatives
• Fixed Income Securities
• Value Investing
• Distress Investing

Preparing you for positions in:
• Investment Banking
• Private Equity
• Hedge Funds
• Investment Management

REAL ESTATE
Elective courses include:
• Real Estate Principles
• Real Estate Development
• Real Estate Capital Markets
• Real Estate Asset Management
• Real Estate Modeling

Preparing you for positions in:
• Real Estate Asset Management
• Real Estate Capital Markets
• Corporate Real Estate
• Real Estate Development