Master of Science in Finance (STEM)

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Prof. Marcus Stewart,
Executive Director

Prof. Vijay Yerramilli,
Faculty Director

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Specific Career Tracks in the MS Finance Program:

Online MS in Finance

We are pleased to announce the launch of our STEM-designated fully Online MS in Finance program starting in Fall 2021. We present below a recommended course schedule for full-time students entering the online MS in Finance program in the fall semester who plan to graduate in 18 months. The required foundation courses are listed in red, the required advanced courses are listed in blue, whereas the advanced elective courses are listed in black. The course schedule below represents the optimal sequencing of finance courses by ensuring that students complete the necessary prerequisite courses before taking advanced electives.

The curriculum has been designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all aspects of finance: financial statement analysis, valuation, capital markets and role of key financial institutions, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, decisions about capital structure, portfolio management, fixed income, and derivatives (forwards, futures, swaps and options). Students may specialize their training by earning the Corporate Finance Certificate, the Investment Banking and Private Equity Certificate, and the Investment Analysis Certificate.


Recommended Online MS in Finance Course Schedule

Semester Course Credit Hours
FALL (Year 1) 9
1st half only: Analyzing Financial Statements (6A31) 1.5
  Managerial Finance (6A35) 1.5
2nd half only: Intermediate Corporate Finance: Valuation (7A10) 1.5
Capital Markets (7A20) 1.5
Full Semester: Statistics (BZAN 6310/6320) 3
SPRING (Year 1) 9
1st half only: Derivatives I (7A50) 1.5
Mergers & Acquisitions I (7A33) 1.5
Advanced Corporate Finance (7A30) 1.5
2nd half only: Mergers & Acquisitions II (7A34) 1.5
Portfolio Theory and Practice (7A23) 1.5
Personal Financial Planning (7A61) 1.5
SUMMER (Year 1) (Choose 6 credits from below) 6
Risk Management (7361) 3
Electric Power Markets (7377) 3
Entrepreneurial Finance (7397) 3
FALL (Year 2) Choose 6 credits 6
1st half only: Fixed Income I (7A40) 1.5
Retirement and Estate Planning (7A62) 1.5
2nd half only: Banking and Credit Analysis (7A42) 1.5
Fixed Income II (7A41) 1.5
Full semester: Managerial Analysis (6387) 3
Private Equity and Investment Banking (7326) 3
Total Program Credits: 30



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