Can be completed on a full- or part-time* basis * Part-time students must be able to take some classes during the day
MSF program prepares graduates for the CFA exam
The Masters in Finance degree program (MSF) at the Kogod School of Business provides students with a rigorous and intellectually sophisticated framework for analysis and decision-making in finance.
With Washington, D.C. as their backdrop, MS Finance students at Kogod are at the crux of financial market regulation and policy. The MSF program's experienced faculty, seasoned executives-in-residence, and active professionals are closely attuned to day-to-day movements and big picture evolution in the finance world.
MSF graduates have the opportunity to take specialized courses in Investment Banking, Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets, Investment Analysis, and more.
Master's in Finance Degree Program Length
The program may be completed full time within one calendar year or part-time within two years.
Prior to enrollment in the Master's in Finance Degree program, the student must have satisfied prerequisite knowledge through coursework at an undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Economics - 6 credits undergraduate course work or 3 credits graduate course work
Statistics - 3 credit hours
Accounting - 6 credits undergraduate course work or 3 credits graduate course work
Intensive Finance Introduction/Review
In addition to prerequisite coursework, students may be required to complete an intensive, one-week zero-credit introduction to finance course during the week prior to the start of classes. This course provides an in depth introduction to and review of the concepts needed for the first semester courses. Students who are waived from this requirement are encouraged to attend in order to review key concepts and get to know their classmates before the semester begins.
The graduate finance degree program requires completion of 33 credit hours. MSF students consult with the program director to design an approved program of study that meets both overall program goals and individual academic and professional objectives.
The MSF degree requires completion of 12 credit hours of core courses and 21 credit hours of electives.
MSF Core Courses
Advanced Financial Management
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Quantitative Methods in Finance I
CFA Level I Intensive Review
Corporate Valuation and Financial Strategy
Derivatives and Risk Management
Financial Institutions Management
Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets
Financial Statement Analysis
Fixed Income Analysis
Quantitative Methods in Finance II
Student Managed Investment Fund
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The Kogod Center for Career Development provides MSF students with opportunities to network, attend career fairs and on-campus recruiting to facilitate a positive career outcome.