Degree Requirements

The MSF program is a nine-month program. The 30-credit-hour curriculum consists of ten courses, in the following sequence:

Fall Semester

  • FIN 600 - Corporate financial policy
  • FIN 650 - Investments
  • ECO 491G - Applied econometrics
  • ACC 621 - Understanding financial statements
  • FIN 685-1 - Investments practicum I

Spring Semester

  • FIN 623 - International financial management
  • FIN 630 - Financial modeling and analysis
  • FIN 645 - Corporate investment and financial policy
  • FIN 685-2 - Investments practicum II
  • FIN 691 - Current issues in finance

The majority of our MSF students are full-time students and they finish the program in nine months. However, some MSF students can finish the MSF program on a part-time basis (our tuition is by program so the total tuition is the same no matter students fininsh in one, two, or three years). We have the following class schedule for part-time students, based on a two-year and a three-year plan.

For a two-year plan, students take classes as follows:

Fall semester Spring Semester
Year 1 FIN 600, ECO 491G FIN 623, FIN 630, FIN 691
Year 2 FIN 650, ACC 621, FIN 685-1 FIN 645, FIN 685-2

For a three-year plan, students take classes as follows:

Fall semester Spring Semester
Year 1 FIN 600, ECO 491G FIN 623, FIN 630
Year 2 FIN 650, ACC 621 FIN 645, FIN 691
Year 3 FIN 685-1 FIN 685-2