Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance program covers a broad array of subjects that provide students with the skills and tools necessary for a wide array of financial professions in today's complex and global financial job market. We place an emphasis on solid understanding of finance theory as well as the practical applications of theory to real-world problems. We are committed to preparing our graduates for the financial, managerial and global economic challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

Up to 39 graduate credit hours are required for students without undergraduate preparation in finance. However, students with appropriate previous coursework can have the foundation courses waived.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)

The following pre-requisite courses can be waived for students with appropriate undergraduate/graduate coursework by the department.

Course Number


ECO 501

Economics for Decision Makers

ECO 502

Quantitative Analysis for Managers

FIN 501

Finance for Decision Makers

Finance Core (15 hours)

Course Number


FIN 504

Financial Management

FIN 510

Investment Seminar

FIN 512

Derivatives & Risk Management

FIN 571

International Business Finance

FIN 595

Applied Financial Research

Specialized Courses in Finance (12 hours)

Course Number


FIN 515 Fixed Income Analysis
FIN 520 Adv Entrepr Fin & Venture Cap
FIN 533` Applied Fin & Eco Forecasting
FIN 540 Adv Fin Statement Anal & Value
FIN 550 Portfolio Management in Excel
FIN 530 Fundamentals of Financial Planning
FIN 535

Adv Risk and Insurance Planning

FIN 536 Adv Ret Plan & Emp Comp
FIN 538 Financial Planning Capstone

Specialized Courses in Economics (3 hours)

Course Number Description
ECO 562* Managerial Economics
ECO 576* Macroeconomic Theory and Practice
FIN 570 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
ECO 528 International Economic Problems