Global Finance (M.S.)

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 calendar year, through a fast-paced schedule of three consecutive semesters (fall, spring, and summer). For students who want to spend a longer time in the program, to accommodate internships or other work experiences, there’s an option to extend the duration to 18 months (fall, spring, and fall).


To learn more about the M.S. in Global Finance, visit the Fordham website.

The degree requires 36 credits, or 12 courses, which cover the core financial knowledge and skills required for raising capital, asset management, and risk management. Courses for full time students starts in the fall and goes through three semesters. Core courses are taken in the Fall, and specialization courses are taken in the Spring. You can choose to complete your last semester of electives either in the summer or the following fall, to accommodate an internship. 

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 during the summer prior to the start of the program. Students whose on-site examination results do not meet the minimum standards will be required to take relevant foundation course(s) in the fall term and to postpone core courses to the spring term.

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
GFGB 6005 Financial Modeling 3
GFGB 6006 International Financial Management 3
GFGB 6007 Global Investment Principles 3
GFGB 6008 Financial Econometrics 3
GFGB 6010 Global Financial Markets 3
International students please also select one of the following: 0 to 1.5
Adv Corporate Communications  
Business Communication for Finance - A  
Bus Communication for Fin-B  
 Credits15-16.5
Spring
Five specialization courses (see Tracks tab) 1 15
Possible second communications course for international students 2 0 to 1.5
 Credits15-16.5
Year 2
Term 1
Two elective courses 6
 Credits6
 Total Credits36-39

Corporate Finance track courses

Students are required to take any five courses from the list below.

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

Investment Management track courses

Students are required to take any five courses from the list below.

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

Compliance and Risk Management track courses

Students in Compliance and Risk Management are only required to take 3 courses within this area and must take two additional courses from either Corporate Finance or Investment Management.

Courses in this group have the GFCR attribute.

Course Title Credits
GFGB 7002Contemp Issues Global Finance3
GFGB 7005Global Corp Governance3
GFGB 7006Global Risk Management3
GFGB 7024Fintech Compliance-Asia to Us3
GFGB 7039Computational Fin for MSGF3