Sep 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog V3 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog V3 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Finance is a quantitatively oriented program designed to prepare well-qualified students for careers in finance. The rigorous curriculum is tailored to cultivate competent and highly trained finance professionals who possess robust, state-of-the-art technical knowledge and financial communication skills. The program prepares its graduates to manage a broad range of responsibilities involving financial analysis and asset management. The program specifically emphasizes skills in investment management, equity analysis, fixed income securities analysis, corporate finance and valuation, and risk analysis and management. Rigorous quantitative finance courses coupled with computer-based mathematical modeling tools provide graduates with superb financial technical skills grounded in both theory and applications of finance.

Program Goals:

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Finance degree, students will:

  • demonstrate the ability to analyze and valuate private and public enterprises.
  • acquire the skills to assess and quantify enterprise and investment risk, and tailor hedging strategies.
  • possess the ability to evaluate domestic and international capital projects and test their enterprise value added under different market conditions.
  • exhibit the skills needed to analyze and evaluate financial securities and portfolios of securities.
  • demonstrate the ability to use economic/finance data and conduct research in different areas of finance.
  • secure positions in the field and succeed in finance careers.


The M.S. in Finance Program consists of:

M.S. in Finance Core Competency Courses (6 Credits)

Students with proven knowledge will take elective courses in place of the core competency courses. 

M.S. in Finance Core Courses (21 Credits)

* Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting should take ACC 645 .

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

These courses are highly recommended, but alternatives may be discussed and taken with an advisor’s approval.

Total: 36 Credits

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