MSM-Finance Curriculum | Weatherhead

Complete the MSM-Finance Degree Curriculum in as Little as 9 Months or Stay Longer*

  • Complete the MSM-Finance degree’s 30 credit hours in two semesters, OR
  • Stay up to two years to complete 39 credit hours with departmental certification in a track specialization by taking appropriate additional electives. You may also apply for summer internship opportunities during this time, available on a competitive basis.
  • Transition right into our master's program after completing your undergraduate degree: no work experience is needed. Typical undergraduate majors include business, economics, physics, accounting, engineering and math.

View the MSM-Finance degree curriculum below:

Core Courses

These core courses provide students with the tools and techniques that build a strong foundation for a career in finance.

Students enrolled in a 2-semester long core course – Individual, Team, and Career Development - complete real-world assignments using big data under the supervision of corporate executives and potential employers. By leveraging on the executives’ vast industry experience and financial knowledge in the classroom, students gain real experience in areas such as intangibles valuation, credit scoring, and fixed-income hedging. Corporate seminars delivered by industry executives enable students to network and learn from executives in areas such as private equity, REITs, financial analytics, and more. International students can also participate in a finance-customized Spoken English Language Program to enhance their communication and presentation skills.


Whether you’re interested in financial risk management courses, corporate finance, or financial big data, the MSM-Finance degree curriculum offers you the flexibility of determining the structure of your program based on your long-term goals and specific areas of interest. You can graduate with the basic program of 30 credit hours or work toward additional departmental certification, available upon successful completion of 39 credit hours in a specific track:

Corporate Financial Analytics Track (STEM Eligible)

  • MSFI 428 – Financial Strategy and Value Creation OR MSFI 480 – Global Banking & Capital Markets
  • MSFI 432 – Corporate Risk Management
  • MSFI 434 – Financial Analytics and Banking
  • MSFI 460 – Investment Strategies
  • MSFI 491 – Python Programming w Appl in Finance
  • MSFI 493 – Blockchains and AI: Applications in Finance and Business
  • Statistics

Corporate Finance Track

Risk Management Analytics Track (STEM Eligible)

Financial Big Data Analytics Track (STEM Eligible)

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

Please note:

  • All courses are contingent upon availability of appropriate staff, and need not be offered every time.
  • Enrollment in elective courses is contingent upon appropriate performance in the program.
  • All students must work towards specializing in a track if taking more than 30 credit hours in the program.
  • International students fulfill visa requirements each semester. Contact International Student Services for more information.
  • Students who choose to stay beyond two semesters can apply for internship opportunities on a competitive basis. Visit the Career Management page to learn more.

*contingent upon obtaining all of the necessary approvals

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