Master of Science Students

Master of Science in Finance

M.S. in Finance Curriculum

The curriculum of the M.S.F. program is designed to transform students’ understanding of business and the global economy, equipping them with the skills and relationships needed to succeed in the financial services marketplace. Students will take a total of 30 credit hours, of which 24 credit hours are finance courses in this one-year, predominantly lock-step program. Each 16-week term is divided into two eight-week modules, A and B, with each module course being two credit hours. To meet student needs, classes are scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Thursday, as well as Saturday morning. Each class meets for approximately three hours once a week. Students go through the program as a cohort group.

Fall Term - 16 credit hours

Module A Courses

ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting I

FINA 6205 Finance Theory and Practice

FINA 6216 Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing

MAST 6201 Managerial Statistics

Module B Courses

ACCT 6202 Financial Accounting II

FINA 6211 Valuation and Analysis

FINA 6219 Derivatives

FINA 6238 Financial Modeling

MNGT 6004 Managing Your Career

Spring Term - 14 credit hours

Module A Courses

FINA 6218 Fixed Income Securities

FINA 6226 Quantitative Trading Strategies

FINA 6228 Energy Project Valuation and Finance

ACCT 6210 Financial Reporting and Analysis I


ACCT 6211 Financial Statement Analysis


RE 6211 Real Estate Investment

Module B Courses

FINA 6212 Corporate Financial Policies

FINA 6214 International Finance

FINA 6222 Financial Markets and Monetary Policy

Master of Science in Finance Degree Summary:

  • 4 credit hours of required accounting courses
  • 2 credit hours of required business administration course
  • 22 credit hours of required finance courses
  • 2 credit hours of elective courses
  • 30 credit hours total for Cox M.S.F. Degree