Curriculum - MS in Finance

The Katz MS in Finance program requires students to complete 30 credits on a full-time basis over two semesters.  Nine courses, or a total of 22.5 credits, are required in the core curriculum, with 7.5 credits to be taken from an approved list of electives.  The fall semester consists of core coursework in finance, economics, statistics, and accounting.  The spring semester is comprised of specialized courses within the finance area, including both required and elective courses. The program is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of fundamental  financial tools and theories and the ability to apply them to real-world business issues.

Core Curriculum

BACC 2401 Financial Accounting

3.0 credits

BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions: Firms and Markets

 3.0 credits

BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement

 3.0 credits

BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2410 Financial Management 2

 1.5 credits

BFIN 2030 Valuation 1

 

1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2145 Financial Modeling

 3.0 credits
 

BFIN 2039 Investment Management/Capital Markets

 3.0 credits
 

BFIN 2036 Corporate Finance

 3.0 credits

Electives

Students must complete 7.5 credits of electives from the approved list. 


BFIN 2130 Valuation 2 

1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2043 International Financial Management

 3.0 credits
 

BFIN 2031 Creating Value through Restructuring

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2015 Short-Term Finance

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2042 Acquisition of Privately Held Companies

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2051 Introduction to Derivatives

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2068 Markets and Trading

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2069 Fixed Income Securities

 1.5 credits
 

BFIN 2124 Investment Banking and Venture Capital

 1.5 credits