Catalog 2013-2014

Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE
Finance Program

36 to 40 semester hours, with 36 required for graduation
Fall Semester
12 to 16 semester hours
  • ECON 503: Economics for Finance (4)
  • BMSF 505: Financial Econometrics (4)
  • BMSF 512: Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis I (4)
  • BMSF 514: Foundations of Finance (4)
  • Note: Students with undergraduate majors in accounting, economics, or finance may be able to waive one of ECON 503, BMSF 512 or 514, respectively.
J-Term
4 semester hours

Students may select from a rotation in which one of three courses will be taught or elect to complete a credit-bearing internship project.

  • ECON 516: International Economics (4)
  • BMSF 518: Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis II (4)
  • BMSF 530: Financial Markets, Institutions, and Intermediaries (4)
  • BMSF 595: Internship (4)
Spring Semester
16 semester hours
  • BMSF 507: Mathematical and Stochastic Foundations for Finance (4)
  • BMSF 532: Valuation, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternatives (4)
  • BMSF 534: Portfolio Theory and Management (4)
  • BMSF 536: Advanced Corporate Finance (4)
Summer Session
2 to 4 semester hours

Classes will be scheduled concurrently and begin in early June and end in July.

  • BMSF 538: Risk Management (2)
  • BMSF 599: Capstone: Integration and Graduate Research in Finance (2 or 4)
  • Note: Students may complete BMSF 538 and a 2-hour capstone or they may complete a 4-hour capstone.