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Master of Science in Finance 

The Master of Science in Finance is a 36-hour STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program that provides students with practical and theoretical knowledge needed by finance professionals. Graduates of the MS in Finance program will be prepared for careers in finance, including investments, financial analysis, and corporate financial management. The MS in Finance program covers analytical and quantitative foundations (economic analysis and statistics) for finance, portfolio management skills based on modern portfolio theory, derivatives, and financial engineering, and financial technology and blockchain.


The Master of Science in Finance consists of 30 hours of required core curriculum and 6 hours of electives.


Basic Concepts - Finance (MBA - McGraw Hill Connect course)*

Basic Concepts - Quantitative Analysis (MBA - McGraw Hill Connect course)*

*Three-session self-study requisite courses included with certain courses and must be passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.


Credit hours

Required Core Curriculum


ACCT 6335 - Financial Statement Analysis (Requisites: ACCT 3301, ACCT 3302)

ECON 6305 - Economic Analysis

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite: self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)

FINA 6302 - Capital Markets and Institutions

FINA 6321 - International Finance

FINA 6331 - Investments

FINA 6332 - Futures and Options

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.)

MANA 6320 - Business Ethics (CFA Concentration)

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain



Choose two of the following

FINA 6312 - Topics in Financial Analysis

FINA 6341 - Portfolio Management

FINA 6351 - Advanced Managerial Finance

MSITM 6309 – FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies

Total Credit Hours Required


(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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