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.
The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit:
ECON 5311 - Managerial Economics [ECON 2301 – Macroeconomics and ECON 2302 Microeconomics]
FINA 51.521 - Foundations of Finance [FINA 3301 – Corporate Financial Management]
MANA 51.521 - Management Theory [MANA 3301 – Management Theory]
MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics
BASIC CONCEPTS COURSES
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 6331 - Investments
FINA 6332 - Futures and Options
FINA 6341 - Portfolio Management
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 6321 - International Finance
FINA 6351 - Advanced Managerial Finance
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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