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Master of Science in Finance

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The program consists of 36 credits of graduate study, which includes 9 credits of required foundation courses, 6 credits of required advance courses, and the rest from elective courses. Students may also opt for an Energy Specialization or a Real Estate Specialization, as specified below.

Program information is subject to change.

Required Foundation Courses (9 credit hours):

Course No. Course Name Credit Hours
FINA 6A31 Analyzing Financial Statements 1.5 credit hours
BZAN 6310 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions 3 credit hours
FINA 6387 Managerial Analysis 3 credit hours
FINA 6A35 Managerial Finance 1.5 credit hours

Required Advanced Courses (6 credit hours):

Course No. Course Name Credit Hours
*FINA 7A20 Capital Markets 1.5 credit hours
*FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice 1.5 credit hours
*FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation 1.5 credit hours
*FINA 7A30 or
 FINA 7A33
Advanced Corporate Finance or/
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
1.5 credit hours
Please note:
  • FINA 6A35 Managerial Finance is a prerequisite for all upper level finance classes
  • FINA 7A10 Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation is a prerequisite for FINA 7A30 Advanced Corp. Finance and FINA 7A33 Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
  • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets is a prerequisite for FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory and Practice
  • Multiple FINA 7397/7A97 courses may be taken as long as each is a different topic
  • Petitions to substitute appropriate core courses for those indicated above need to be submitted to Emily Clark – eclark@bauer.uh.edu

Other Finance Electives (21 credit hours)

Students seeking an M.S. in Finance with Energy Specialization may also choose the following
energy electives:

Course No. Course Name Credit Hours
FINA 7371 Energy Value Chain 3 credit hours
FINA 7372 Upstream Economics 3 credit hours
FINA 7376 or
FINA 7352
Energy Trading or/
Energy Derivatives
3 credit hours
FINA Choice of energy elective course 3 credit hours

Students seeking an M.S. in Finance with Real Estate Specialization may also choose the following
real estate electives:

Course No. Course Name Credit Hours
FINA 7497 Essentials of Real Estate 3 credit hours
FINA 7380 Real Estate Finance 3 credit hours
FINA 7397 Developing a Real Estate Project 3 credit hours
FINA Choice of real estate course 3 credit hours