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Curriculum

In addition to the foundation courses, the M.S. Finance degree will require students to complete 30 semester hours of coursework. Of the 30 semester hours, 21 semester hours are completed by the core courses. In addition, 6 semester hours will be completed by 2 elective courses. The remaining 3 semester hours are fulfilled by the Culminating Activity.

Program Length: 2 Years
Total program: 30 semester hours

Prerequisite

Minimum 4 units of College Algebra and Calculus

Foundation Courses: 0-18 semester hours

The foundation courses a student must fulfill are determined by a review of the student’s undergraduate coursework and professional experience. If foundation courses are needed, they should be among the first courses taken.

Code Course Title Units
BUS 500A Accounting Fundamentals 3
BUS 500B Economics for Decision Making 3
BUS 500C Quantitative and Statistical Analysis 3
BUS 500D Business Finance 3
BUS 500E Business Management 3
BUS 500F Business Marketing 3

Required Core Courses: 21 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
BUS 509 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 525 Economics of the Firm 3
FIN 530 Managerial Finance 3
FIN 531 Theory of Finance 3
FIN 532 Derivatives 3
FIN 533 Investments 3
FIN 570 Econometrics for Finance 3

Electives: 6 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
BUS 532 Management of Financial Institutions 3
BUS 533 Investment Banking 3
BUS 536 International Financial Management 3
BUS 538 Financial Strategy and Policy 3
BUS 540 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FIN 598 Internship in Finance 3

Culminating Activity: 3 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
FIN 596 Financial Modeling or 3
FIN 594 Master’s Thesis in Financial Economics 3