- Program Features
- Career Management
- Class Profiles
The graduate curriculum is a rigorous and intensive set of courses in financial economics that fosters analytical and quantitative expertise and leads to a Master of Arts in Finance. Both course and co-curricular content are designed to support program learning goals and objectives. The program uses a cohort design, in which students move through many of the same courses at the same time. Using cases and modules, coursework is designed partly to explore relevant ethical and organizational leadership issues. Please note that in order to keep pace with an evolving business environment, this curriculum is subject to change.
Graduate coursework is built upon a foundation of the following undergraduate courses:
Students who have not completed these courses upon submission of their application may be admitted conditional upon successful completion of the coursework prior to the start of classes in August.
FIN 300: Seminar in Applied Finance
All admitted students will participate in FIN 300: Seminar in Applied Finance which starts in mid-August. This 2-3 week intensive course has provided incoming students with campus, program and career management orientations, database management and accounting refreshers, technical skill-building (we host Training the Street), as well as social and professional networking opportunities.
Students typically take 4 courses each semester. Courses currently offered include:
FIN 320: Econometrics (spring)
FIN 330: Corporate Finance (fall)
FIN 340: Investments (fall)
FIN 350: Global Finance (fall)
FIN 386: Financial Reporting/Communications (fall)
FIN 410: Portfolio Management (spring)
FIN 420: Asset Pricing and Derivatives (fall)
FIN 440: Advanced Financial Accounting (spring)
FIN 450: Entrepreneurial Finance (spring)
A course in Fixed Income is projected to be offered in spring 2013.
Commencement: May 17, 2014
“It seemed like every other week we were behind closed doors at one-on-one meetings with top business leaders; they were happy to meet with us, and we had full disclosure.”
“When asked about the Career management support she experienced, Madeline shared that “it is unusual to get that much personal attention – they were always there to guide you along the way”