Curriculum

Required Curriculum for the Master of Science in Finance

The MSF curriculum provides intense study in finance, with supporting coursework in accounting. It is a 36 credit hour curriculum beginning in August with a special mini-mester (MSF Boot Camp) and ending the following May. Twenty-four credit hours of required courses are completed during the fall and spring semesters. This includes a 6 hour practicum spread over the August Boot Camp and fall semester.  For the remaining 12 credit hours, students are required to take one Business Strategy elective, one Analytics elective, and two Advanced Finance electives.

Required Courses (24 Credit Hours)

ACCT 327Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 328Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 647Financial Reporting
FINC 601A & FINC 601BFinancial Analysis Practicum
FINC 602Corporate Finance
FINC 603Investments
FINC 605Valuation & Financial Modeling

Sample Business Strategy Electives (3 Credit Hours)

MGMT 680Business & Corporate Strategy
MGMT 663International Transfer Pricing
MGMT 637Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Sample Analytics Electives (3 Credit Hours)

ISTM 650Business Intelligence & Data Mining
SCMT 336Decision Support Systems
SCMT 650Predictive Analytics

Sample Advanced Finance Electives (6 Credit Hours)

FINC 646Technical Analysis of Financial Markets
FINC 689Financial Modeling
FINC 489Private Equity

Advanced Electives by Application

FINC 668Tanner Fund
FINC 669Titans of Investing
FINC 685Maroon Fund

 

Course Template (Core Track)

Fall:
ACCT 327*Intermediate Accounting I
FINC 601B*Financial Analysis Practicum
FINC 603Investments
SCMT 303 or 305Intermediate Business Statistics
Elective
Spring:
ACCT 328*Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 647Financial Reporting
FINC 605Valuation & Financial Modeling
Elective
Elective
* Courses may be completed while finishing undergraduate degree.

 

Course Template (Analytics Track)

Fall:
FINC 601B*Financial Analysis Practicum
FINC 603 Investments
SCMT 305*Intermediate Business Statistics
ISTM 615Business Data Management
ISTM 650Data Mining and Visualization
Spring:
SCMT 336*Financial Modeling and Optimization
SCMT 650Predictive Analytics
ISTM Elective
ACCT/FINC Elective
ACCT/FINC Elective
* Courses may completed while finishing undergraduate degree.