Become a business leader in the area of finance.

Earn both the MBA and the M.S. in finance with a total of 59 credits.

Program Requirements

Required courses FINC 851 or 861, 852 or 856, and 862 comprise the finance practice module. If FINC 851 and 861 are both taken, one becomes an elective; if FINC 852 and 856 are taken, one becomes an elective. With approval, you may substitute an elective for each of these courses for which you have extensive work experience or prior coursework in the area.

You may choose courses from the electives list below but you are not limited to courses on the list. Submit other courses for approval to the M.S. in Finance Program Director prior to registration in the course.

Suggested course sequence.

Courses (56 credits)
ACCT 800 – Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD 820 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 831 – Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 840 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 870 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 880 – Marketing Management
BUAD 890 – Corporate Strategy
FINC 850 – Financial Management
FINC 851 – Corporate Financial Analysis
FINC 852 – Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
ECON 503 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
FINC 853 – International Financial Management
ECON 803 – Applied Econometrics I
FINC 862 – Fixed Income Securities
FINC 870 – Theory of Financial Decision Making
FINC 871 – Workshop in Finance: Seminar
ACCT 820 – Financial Statement Analysis
FINC 872 – Workshop in Finance: Empirical Research

Professional Development Seminars (1 credit each):
BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking

Elective (3 credits)
Choose one from:
FINC 854 – Special Topics in Finance
FINC 855 – Financial Institutions & Markets
FINC 856 – Financial Engineering and Risk Management
FINC 857 – Private Equity & Venture Finance
FINC 858 – Corporate Governance
FINC 861 – Financial Modeling and Valuation
FINC 867 – Seminar: Various Topics
ECON 800-level courses with approval of the director
ACCT 614 – Advanced Federal Income Taxation


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Admissions Information

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