Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Finance, M.S.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MS Finance

Learning Goals (AACSB)


Core Finance Knowledge - Students will demonstrate knowledge of the four core areas in Finance: Corporate, Investments, Financial Institutions and International Finance. 


Application Skills - Students will be able to apply Finance concepts to problems. 


Strategic Problem Solving - Students will be able to define and resolve problems in Finance using appropriate analytical tools. 



Prerequisites: Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Management, Accounting, and Statistics (ECON 1203 , FIN 3300 , ACCT 2100 , QMBE 4400 or equivalent).

There will be two tracks in the program:

Professional Track Curriculum

Core Courses (21 hours):

CFA Concentration:

The purpose of this concentration is to help prepare the student to take the Level One Chartered Financial Analyst Exam. The concentration consists of  FIN 6307, Portfolio Theory, and FIN 5308 - Derivatives Analysis , plus one additional course to be approved by the program director.

Academic Track Curriculum

Core Courses (24 hours)

For both tracks

Comprehensive Examination: Every student must pass Master’s exam in their last semester in the program.

This is a non-thesis degree program.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, successful applicants have an educational background in Business or a related field, a 2.75 GPA for undergraduate coursework and average scores on the GRE or GMAT

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