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 32 credit hours, of which 22 credit hours are finance courses in this one-year, predominantly lock-step program. Each 14-week term is divided into two seven-week modules, A and B, with each module course being two credit hours (or four hours, if spread out over her modules). To meet student needs, classes are scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Friday. Students go through the program as a cohort group.

Curriculum (As of Fall 2021 entry)
Total Credit Hours: 32

Term 1 – Fall Credit Hours (16 credits)

Fall Module A Courses
MAST 6201 Managerial Statistics
FINA 6205 Finance Theory and Practice
FINA 6216 Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing
MNGT 6004 Managing Your Career (0 credit) 

Fall Module B Courses 
FINA 6211 Valuation and Analysis (2)
FINA 6219 Derivatives (2)
FINA 6238 Financial Modeling (2)

Term 2 – Spring Credit Hours (16 credits)

Spring Module A Courses (4 total)
FINA 6218 Fixed Income Securities (2)
FINA 6226 Quantitative Trading Strategies (2) 

Spring Module B Courses (4 total)
FINA 6212 Corporate Financial Policies (2)
FINA 6214 International Finance (2)
FINA 6222 Financial Markets and Monetary Policy (2) 

Credit Hours Summary for M.S.F. Program
·         4 credit hours of required accounting courses 
·         Students needs to take at least 2 accounting courses
·         2 credit hours of Statistics - MAST 6201 is a required course worth 2  credits
·         20-22 credit hours of required finance courses
·         4 or 6 credit hours of electives depending on number of finance courses
·         32 credit hours total for Cox M.S.F. degree