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Master of Science in Finance

Please note that the MS in Finance curriculum & calendar is subject to change

Required Courses Credits
View Description MGMT 601 Managing The Total Enterprise

This course is a business simulation course that will prepare students for the inter-relations between disciplines in the successful management of a company.

View Description BUSN 505 Financial Performance of the Firm-Accounting

This course provides detailed coverage of the financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of stockholder's equity, and statement of cash flows) and their construction. Students will also learn how to analyze the impact of corporate transactions on companies' financial condition and operating performance.

View Description BUSN 507 Essentials of Economics I

This course teaches basic microeconomic theory and how to apply it to the analysis of real world issues. Students will study supply and demand, the economics of production, and the economics of market structures such as competition, monopoly, and oligopoly.

View Description STAT 601 Business Statistics

This course covers the basic principles and implementation techniques of analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression analysis, and statistical process control. An understanding of how these tools can support managerial decision-making is also emphasized.

View Description POM 601 Operations Management

Intended as an introduction to the fields of production and operations management (POM). Production and operations activities, such as forecasting, capacity and inventory, scheduling activities, and assuring qualities will be discussed from the perspective of supply chain. The philosophy of Just-In-Time (JIT) and responsive manufacturing/service is highlighted.

View Description ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting

Discusses management accounting as part of the firm's information system, drawing on modern cost accounting and budgeting systems for planning and controlling business operations.

View Description BUSN 506 Financial Performance of the Firm - Finance

Topics include ratio analysis, cash flow management, pro-forma financial statements, etc.

View Description BUSN 508 Essentials of Economics II

This course teaches basic macroeconomics theory and how to apply it to the analysis of real world issues. Students will study national income accounting, price indexes, inflation, unemployment, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy, capital flows, and exchange rates.

View Description FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management

The analysis of corporate investment and financing decisions, including capital budgeting, capital structure, and working capital management.

View Description ECON 601 Managerial Economics

Covers demand and cost analysis, pricing policies, and selected topics of economic analysis as they relate to business policies.


An additional three-credit Accounting elective will be scheduled.

View Description OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation

Introduces students to the basic modeling tools and techniques for making managerial decisions in a complex and dynamic business environment. Topics include linear, discrete, and nonlinear optimization, multicriteria decision-making, decision analysis under uncertainty, and simulation.

View Description FIN 602 Advanced Financial Management

Provides an in-depth treatment of long-term financing decisions, including estimation of the cost of capital, financial leverage, dividend policy, and capital structure determination.

View Description FIN 622 Fin Institutions & Markets

Analyzes the economic functions of financial markets and intermediaries. Examines monetary policy formation and its impact on financial markets.

View Description FIN 624 Risk Management

Provides a fundamental understanding of risk and return, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, performance evaluation, and the use of derivatives to hedge and manage risk.

View Description FIN 626 Investment Management

Covers theoretical and analytical frameworks used to value securities such as common stocks and bonds.

View Description FIN 642 Bus Conditions & Forecast

Introduces various techniques such as trend analysis, time series analysis, and econometric methods to forecast business fluctuations and financial asset prices.

View Description FIN 640 Mergers and Acquisitions

Covers internal vs. external growth, forces of expansion, analysis of relevant quantitative factors, accounting and tax problems, and forms of expansion.

View Description FIN 648 Intl Financial Mgmt

Uses analytical tools and data to formulate optimal financing and investment strategies in global markets. Analyzes exchange rate determination and international asset price linkages.

View Description FIN 790
FIN 794
Seminar in Finance or
Seminar in Investments

Seminar in Finance: Requires students to present the results of research on the application of financial theory to the establishment of financial policy. Requires oral report and written paper of graduate quality.

Seminar in Investments: Requires students to present the results of research on the application of theory to portfolio management problems.