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Curriculum and Requirements

The Master of Science in Finance is a generalist graduate program in finance. The MSF program begins in August each year and is completed in three semesters (fall, spring, fall). Most core courses would be completed in the first fall semester; however, dependent upon a student’s background and career goals, some core courses may be substituted or taken in the spring semester.

Required Courses

A strong foundation, coupled with specialization options, gives you the flexibility to design a program to meet your personal goals.

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Financial Statements
  • Corporate Finance and Valuation
  • Investments
  • Financial Economics

Specialization options available

Students have the flexibility to select classes that suit their interests and allow them to specialize in a particular area, such as:

  • Data Analytics and FinTech
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Commercial Banking
  • Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
  • Finance Research

Electives available for students

In the Fall and Spring semesters, students must take additional graduate level finance elective courses. There are a number of non-finance electives available for MSF students to take as well. Below gives you an idea of past electives available to students.

  • Real Estate Development
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Engineering II
  • Fixed Income Portfolios
  • Term Structure Models
  • Financial Modeling
  • Gen Equ Env Tax Policy
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Cases in Financial Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisition Topics
  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Urban Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Macrofinance
  • Investment Banking
  • Algorithmic Market Microstructures
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Business and Public Policy
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Futures
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Cases in Wealth Management
  • Legal Issues in Real Estate
  • Option Trading & Market-Making
  • Practical Asset Allocation
  • Practicum
  • Quantitative Methods 2
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Engineering I
  • Financial Engineering II
  • Financial Modeling
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Topics
  • Urban Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Retirement Policy
  • Health Care Policy
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
  • Cases in Wealth Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Fintech
  • Real Estate Cases
  • Seminar in Corporate Finance (PhD Class)
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Wealth Management
  • Gen. Microeconomic Theory (PhD Class)
  • Theory of Finance (PhD Class)
  • Empirical Analysis in Finance (PhD Class)
  • Accounting Analysis I

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