Master of Science in Finance (online)

The Master of Science in Finance provides focused, graduate level education meant to prepare students for a professional career in finance. The program consists of 32 credits taken over a sixteen-month period beginning in August, January, or May. The program includes 4 credits of fundamental coursework in finance and quantitative methods plus 28 credits in more advanced finance topics. The proposed 32-credit online curriculum waives the following 3 courses from the on-campus version of the MS in Finance, as it is geared for Working Professionals who are already expected to possess the skills covered in these courses: BUS 600/ BUS 602 Critical Thinking and Effective Writing (1 credit); BUS 603 Critical Thinking and Effective Speaking (1 credit); and BUS 604 Career Development and Enrichment (1 credit). Students in the program will earn both the Certificate in Financial Decision Making and the Certificate in Corporate Finance along the way to earning their degree.

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Curriculum Requirements 

BUS 640Quantitative And Analytical Fundamentals For Finance4
FIN 613Intermediate Corporate Finance and Investments4
FIN 614International Finance, Valuation, & Financial Statement Analysis4
FIN 615Financial Decision Making4
FIN 616Advanced Corporate Finance4
FIN 617Derivatives and Financial Modeling4
FIN 618Quantitative Finance and Microstructure4
FIN 619Advanced Portfolio Management and Alternative Investments4
Total Credit Hours32

Certificate in Financial Decision Making

For students who want to advance in corporate finance functions without committing to a full degree program.  This certificate is 16 credits taken over an eight-month period beginning in August, January or May.  Students would typically be working in such functions as the controller’s office, treasury management, capital budgeting, or investor relations.  After completion, it is possible to apply for admission to the online Master of Science in Finance which would then take another 16 credits and 8 months to complete.   

BUS 640Quantitative And Analytical Fundamentals For Finance4
FIN 613Intermediate Corporate Finance and Investments4
FIN 614International Finance, Valuation, & Financial Statement Analysis4
FIN 615Financial Decision Making4
Total Credit Hours16

Certificate in Corporate Finance

For students who work in a financial setting and wish to further their understanding of finance but do not wish to commit to a full degree program.  This certificate is 16 credits taken over an eight-month period beginning in August, January or May.  Students would typically be working at a wealth management firm, a mutual fund, hedge fund, or pension fund.  After completion, it is possible to apply for admission to the online Master of Science in Finance which would then take another 16 credits and 8 months to complete.  

BUS 640Quantitative And Analytical Fundamentals For Finance4
FIN 613Intermediate Corporate Finance and Investments4
FIN 614International Finance, Valuation, & Financial Statement Analysis4
FIN 616Advanced Corporate Finance4
Total Credit Hours16