Catalog 2021-2022

Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance is designed to increase student’s ability to use mathematical, accounting and statistical data and to suggest and implement financial management decisions that create cash flows and/or firm value. Corporate financial theory is explored through valuation models and risk and return models. The MS in Finance has two tracks: the Financial Analysis track, which is well suited to the CFA(r) curriculum, and the Quantitative Analysis track, which focuses more on data analytics and interpretation. Both tracks are flexible, with 16 hours of electives, so students can develop a specialization in an area of their choice. 

Degree Requirements

Business Essentials courses: (14 credit hours)

ACC 500Essentials of Financial Accounting

2

ACC 501Essentials of Managerial Accounting

2

ECO 500Foundational Economics for Managers

4

QMB 500Statistics for Decision Makers

4

FIN 500Foundations of Finance

2

All Business Essentials requirements must be met prior to taking the MS-FIN core. Please see the Business Essentials section for more information.

Required MS-FIN courses: (16 credit hours)

FIN 640Investment Portfolio Management

4

QMB 612Decision Modeling and Analysis

4

FIN 626Financial Analysis for Management

4

Select one of the following:

FIN 645Advanced Portfolio Management

4

(Financial Analysis Track)

ITM 615Data Mining for Business

4

(Quantitative Finance Track)

Elective courses: (16 credit hours)

Note: At least 2 of the elective courses must be FIN courses.
FIN 616Corporate Finance and Valuation

4

FIN 617Analytics in Finance

4

FIN 630International Finance

4

FIN 645Advanced Portfolio Management

4

FIN 650Venture Capital and Alternative Investments

4

FIN 660Applied Corporate Finance

4

FIN 670Financial Markets and Derivatives

4

ITM 615Data Mining for Business

4

QMB 660Advanced Business Forecasting

4

ACC 625Accounting Research and Analytics

4

ACC 657Financial Reporting and Analysis

4

ECO 611Econometrics

4

Total Credit Hours: 32-46