The nine-month MS in finance provides extensive coursework and an in-depth application of materials, preparing students for a range of job opportunities. In addition to the coursework, enrichment seminars in topics ranging from teamwork and leadership to ethics and corporate social responsibility support the "whole student" experience by incorporating professional development into the academic experience.

The focused finance curriculum offers students a firm grounding in general finance, and helps to develop the specific skills necessary to pursue careers in a variety of financial fields. 

The MS degree in finance offers two tracks to develop skills in specific disciplines: 

  • The investment management track provides the skills necessary to pursue a career with an investment management firm and preparation to take the CFA Level I exam. 
  • The corporate finance/consulting track prepares students for a career in management consulting, investment banking, private equity and venture capital.

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Core Courses
MSBC 5015Managerial Economics1.5
MSBC 5020Financial Accounting1.5
MSBC 5031Quantitative Methods in Finance3
MSBC 5060Corporate Finance3
MBAX 6210Applied Financial Management3
MSBC 5220Investment Management & Analysis3
MBAX 6250Derivative Securities3
MBAX 6260Fixed Income Investing3
MBAX 6710Financial Statement Analysis3
Track-Specific Elective Courses
Choose two track-specific electives:6
Investment Management
Advanced Portfolio Management
Applied Derivatives
or MBAX 6290
International Financial Management
Corporate Financing/Consulting
Financial Strategy and Decision Modeling
Applied Derivatives
or MBAX 6290
Total Credit Hours30

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Fall SemesterCredit Hours
MSBC 5015 Managerial Economics 1.5
MSBC 5020 Financial Accounting 1.5
MSBC 5031 Quantitative Methods in Finance 3
MSBC 5060 Corporate Finance 3
MBAX 6220 Investment Management and Analysis 3
MBAX 6250 Derivative Securities 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
MBAX 6210 Applied Financial Management 3
MBAX 6260 Fixed Income Investing 3
MBAX 6710 Financial Statement Analysis 3
Two track-specific electives (see Requirements tab) 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours30