Global Finance (M.S., on campus and online)

An intensive curriculum, with flexibility built in.

The Master of Science in Global Finance (M.S.G.F.) is designed for students who want to specialize in finance. The focused curriculum, complemented by relevant electives such as Emerging Markets, 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.


To learn more about the M.S. in Global Finance on campus, visit this website.
To learn more about the M.S. in Global Finance online program, visit this website.

The degree requires 36 credits, which cover the core financial knowledge and skills required for raising capital, asset management, 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.

Prerequisites

We’ll take a look at your background and decide if you would benefit from some foundational coursework before pursuing the M.S.G.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 relevant foundation course(s) first and postpone core courses.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
GFGB 6005Financial Modeling3
GFGB 6006Corporate Finance Applications3
GFGB 6007Investment Applications3
GFGB 6008Financial Econometrics3
GFGB 6010Financial Markets and Responsibility3
Elective courses 121
International students take the following:0 to 3
Business Communication for Finance — A
Possible second communications course for international students 2
Total Credits36-39
1

Global Finance electives include any course with the subject code GFGB numbered 7000-8999. On-campus students can select elective courses from tracks found here.

2

Course instructors and program directors may require an additional 1.5 credits of business communication coursework for students in need of further development based on first-semester course grades and end-of-term language evaluations.

Online M.S.G.F. students should register for GFGB 7000, a zero-credit course, in the semester of their residency.

For on-campus students, up to two of the below courses can be taken to fulfill M.S.G.F. electives, with approval from the Faculty Program Director and/or Assistant Dean.

Course Title Credits
ACGB 6111Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACGB 7125Financial Statement Analysis3
ACGB 7136International Accounting3
CMGB 75AJFinancial Media3
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
ISGB 7967Data Mining for Business3
ISGB 7973Database Management3
ISGB 7978Web Analytics3
ISGB 7980Bus Modeling w/Adv Sprdsheets3
ISGB 7988Business Performance and Risk Management3
ISGB 7990Big Data Analytics3
ISGB 7943Programming with Python3
ISGB 79AAAdvanced Python for Financial Programming3
MIGB 779HMarketing Decision Models3
MIGB 8701Marketing Analytics1.5
MIGB 8709Digital Marketing Analytics1.5
MKGB 779IData-Driven Marketing Decisions3
SDGB 7844Stat Methods and Comp I3

The following courses and tracks are available for on-campus students.

Corporate Finance Track courses

Courses in this group have the GFCF attribute.

Course Title Credits
GFGB 7002Contemp Issues Global Finance3
GFGB 7005Global Corp Governance3
GFGB 7006Global Risk Management3
GFGB 7007Raising Capital and Investing in Global Financial Markets3
GFGB 7009Money Credit Interest Rates3
GFGB 7010Investment Banking3
GFGB 7025Adv Corporate Finance3

Financial Analytics Track courses

Courses in this group have the GFFA attribute.

Course Title Credits
GFGB 7002Contemp Issues Global Finance3
GFGB 7006Global Risk Management3
GFGB 7039Computational Finance3
GFGB 7050Machine Learning for Finance3
GFGB 7051Econtech: Econ & Data Mining3

Investment Management Track courses

Courses in this group have the GFIM attribute.

Course Title Credits
GFGB 7002Contemp Issues Global Finance3
GFGB 7004Global Equity Portfolio Mgt3
GFGB 7006Global Risk Management3
GFGB 7011Hedge Fund3
GFGB 7013Fixed Income Securities3
GFGB 7014Futures and Options3
GFGB 7021Emerging Markets3
GFGB 7026Alternative Investments3
GFGB 7051Econtech: Econ & Data Mining3