Finance (M.S., on campus and online)
Note: This program was formerly named the M.S. in Global Finance. Program curricular changes are effective with students beginning their degrees in Spring 2022 and beyond.
An intensive curriculum, with flexibility built in.
The Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) is designed for students who want to specialize in finance. The focused curriculum, complemented by relevant electives, can be completed in as little as one year. For students who want to spend a longer time in the program to accommodate internships or other work experience, there is an option to extend the duration.
The degree requires 30 credits, which cover the core financial knowledge and skills required for computational finance, asset management, corporate finance, and risk management.
Courses for full-time, on-campus students start in the fall and go through three semesters. On-campus students take core courses in the fall, and specialization courses are taken in the spring. On-campus students can choose to complete the last semester of electives either in the summer or the following fall, to accommodate an internship.
Courses for online students start in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Several core courses are taken first, followed by elective courses. A three-day on-campus residency (GFGB 7000) is also required for online students.
We’ll take a look at your background and decide if you would benefit from some foundational coursework before pursuing the M.S.F. Some students may be asked to take the courses below prior to the start of the program. Students whose examination results do not meet the minimum standards will be required to take foundation course(s) first and postpone relevant core courses.
- GFGB 6002 Basics of Finance
- GFGB 6003 Basics of Economics
- GFGB 8005 Business Communication for Finance — A
- GFGB 6011 Basics of Accounting
- GFGB 6012 Basics of Statistics
|GFGB 6006||Corporate Finance Applications||3|
|GFGB 6007||Investment Applications||3|
|GFGB 6010||Financial Markets and Responsibility||3|
|GFGB 7039||Computational Finance||3|
Online M.S.F. students should register for GFGB 7000, a zero-credit course, in the semester of their residency.
For on-campus students, in addition to electives with the subject code GFGB numbered 6005, 6008, or 7000-8999, up to two of the below non-finance courses can be taken to fulfill M.S.F. electives, with approval from the Faculty Program Director and/or Assistant Dean.
|ACGB 6111||Fundamentals of Accounting I||3|
|ACGB 7125||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|ACGB 7136||International Accounting||3|
|CMGB 75AJ||Financial Media||3|
|ISGB 6910||Business Tech & Analytics||3|
|ISGB 7967||Data Mining for Business||3|
|ISGB 7973||Database Management||3|
|ISGB 7978||Web Analytics||3|
|ISGB 7980||Bus Modeling w/Adv Sprdsheets||3|
|ISGB 7988||Business Performance and Risk Management||3|
|ISGB 7990||Big Data Analytics||3|
|ISGB 7943||Programming with Python||3|
|ISGB 79AA||Advanced Python for Financial Programming||3|
|MIGB 779H||Marketing Decision Models||3|
|MIGB 8701||Marketing Analytics||1.5|
|MIGB 8709||Digital Marketing Analytics||1.5|
|MKGB 779I||Data-Driven Marketing Decisions||3|
|SDGB 7844||Stat Methods and Comp I||3|