MSM-Finance Curriculum

Complete the Degree in 9, 12, 16, or 21 Months

Course Sequence

All entering MSM-Finance students take this mandatory preparatory/refresher course before the first semester. This course covers basic topics in statistics, financial accounting and financial management.

Finance Core

The Finance Core provides students with the tools and techniques that serves to build a strong foundation for a career in finance. These courses are all taken in your first fall semester:

After the First Fall Semester: Program Options

The MSM-Finance degree offers you the flexibility of determining the structure of your program based off of your long-term goals and specific areas of interest. Once you’ve completed the finance core in your first semester, you can choose from a variety of courses to develop expertise in your area of interest. Here are a few sample plans of study beyond the first fall semester:

  1. Take 12 credit hours of electives in the first spring semester and graduate.
  2. Take 12 credit hours of electives in the first spring semester and 9 credit hours of electives in the second fall semester, and graduate with additional departmental certification.
  3. Take 9 credit hours of electives in the first spring semester, 9 credit hours of electives in the second fall semester, 6 more credit hours of electives in the second spring semester, and graduate with additional departmental certification.

Note: The additional departmental certification is available upon successful completion of 39 credit hours in the program in a chosen track.

Electives

Students can choose from among the following electives to develop expertise in a particular track – corporate finance or risk management – as follows:

Corporate Finance Track

Risk Management Track

Students can also choose specialized electives, as approved by the program faculty director:

as well as appropriate electives offered by other departments, as approved by the program faculty director.

Capstone Courses

Students who choose to stay beyond two semesters can enroll in our capstone courses to build upon their previous coursework in their chosen track.

Students who choose to stay beyond two semesters can also apply for valuable internship opportunities on a competitive basis. Visit the Career Management page to learn more.

Review the general bulletin for more information about the finance degree curriculum.

 

*contingent upon obtaining all of the necessary approvals