Finance (MSF)

The Master of Science in Finance is a specialized graduate degree program with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designation. It is tailored for students who aim to integrate technological proficiency with financial expertise in order to pursue careers in finance within various sectors, including both private industries and public sector organizations. Graduates of this program are equipped with the skills necessary to analyze financial data and effectively manage financial risks. Additionally, the curriculum is structured to fulfill the educational prerequisites for candidates interested in taking the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification exam, a highly regarded credential in the finance industry.

Finance Curriculum

  • BA 640 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BA 642 Statistical Analysis
  • FIN 617 Financial Management
  • FIN 651 Seminar in Investments
  • FIN 652 Seminar in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 653 Case Studies in Financial Management
  • FIN 659 Decision Making in the World Economy
  • BA 674 Financial Management
  • FIN 641 Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • FIN 642 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 654 Seminar in International Business Finance
  • ACCTG 663 Financial Statment Analysis
  • BA 649 Business Analytics
  • BDA 594 Big Data Science and Analytics Platforms
  • MIS 720 Electronic Business and Big Data Infrastructures
  • MIS 748 Time Series Analysis for Business Forecasting
  • Plan A: BA 799A Thesis


  • Plan B: Students have the option of completing a comprehensive examination and three units of electives selected from the list of elective courses above

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