Our Master of Science in Finance’s 36-credit, 12 class, curriculum covers established and emerging concepts, practices, and technology in the financial industry, with a focus on preparing you for the future of finance.

Classes are taken two at a time in 8-week terms.

Core Courses

  • Corporate Finance

    In-depth examination of asset, liability and capital structure management, with emphasis on valuation capital budgeting techniques; risk evaluation; working capital management, and methods of short-term, intermediate and long-term financing. Prerequisite: ACG 6026 or equivalent

  • Quantitative Methods in Financial Analysis

    Introduction to mathematical and statistical methods used in finance. The applications of computer techniques to financial management. Prerequisite: FIN 6428

  • Securities Analysis

    An analysis of securities and the organization and operation of their markets. The determination of the risk reward structure of equity and debt securities and their valuation. Special emphasis on common stocks. Other topics include options, mutual fluids and technical analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 6428

  • Financial Markets and Institutions

    This course focuses on the workings of the U.S.'s and world's financial markets and institutions. It spans interest rate determination, federal policy, and management and policies of commercial banks.

  • Financial Futures and Fixed Income Investments

    An examination of the structure, uses, and strategies associated with financial futures markets. Valuation, hedging. speculative activity, and the other futures related risk management issues are discussed. The varieties of fixed income securities and their default risk. The valuation of fixed income securities and their use in the investment and risk management. Prerequisite: FIN 6246

  • Financial Risk Management

    A survey of financial instruments used for financial risk management, including forwards, futures, options and swaps. Emphasis is on identification of financial risks and designing an optimal risk management program. Prerequisite: FIN 6246 or FIN 6515

  • Global Financial Strategy

    This course covers aspects of strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in a global arena; to include recent developments in financial strategy, international trade and economic decision-making.

  • Portfolio Management

    Practical and theoretical problems associated with the techniques of optimal portfolio selection, construction, and revision. The portfolio objectives of individuals, corporations and fluids. Measurement of portfolio performance and related empirical evidence. The role of computers in portfolio management. Prerequisite: FIN 6515. Required Electives: Financial Management

  • Financial Planning and Statement Analysis

    Examination of fundamental analysis of corporate financial planning and financial statements. Identification of reliable estimates of fundamental corporate earning power and earning risks and valuation.

Specialization Courses

  • Machine Learning Applications in Finance

    This course prepares students to understand the fundamentals of programming in Python. The course covers several concepts in Finance and provides students with the necessary skills for implementing those theories in Python. The course also covers the principles of Machine Learning and shows how this new technology can be applied to several areas of Finance.

  • Big Data in Finance

    This course introduces concepts related to big data and techniques of data analytics as it pertains to finance and shows how organizations can use these tools to glean intelligence from data, translating insights into value.

  • Financial Innovations

    This course introduces students to FinTech developments in which they well analyze their impact on the financial services industry. Additionally, this course will tackle technologies underlying cryptocurrencies and blockchains and assist with the student’s understanding of alternative lending, P2P technologies, and assess their impact on traditional banking and payment industries.