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MS in Finance Curriculum

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers a curriculum with a rigorous and intellectually sophisticated framework for analyzing decision-making in finance and finance-related areas and prepares graduates for positions in areas such as asset management, real estate, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial regulation, investment banking, and development banking.

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
Financial Modeling
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Quantitative Methods in Finance I
Fixed Income Analysis

Elective Courses
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
International Finance
Investment Banking
Quantitative Methods in Finance II