Degree Requirements

Designed for maximum flexibility, our MSF program is work-compatible for busy professionals. Courses can be taken during the day, evening, and online in a full- or part-time format. Students can take the entire program on campus or online, and change semester by semester adapting to their needs and schedule.

Once admitted, students can meet with their advisor to craft a curriculum that will work best.

MSF Core Courses (15 Credit Hours)

  • ACCTG 6610 Reading and Interpreting Financial Statements (3)
  • FINAN 6220 Advanced Corporate Finance (3)
  • FINAN 6360 Investments and Portfolio Management (3)
  • FINAN 6380 Financial Modeling (3)

Select 3 Credit Hours:

  • FINAN 6510 Financial Application of Statistical Models (1.5)
  • FINAN 6520 Introduction to Financial Programming (3)
  • FINAN 6500 Financial Programming (3)
  • FINAN 6045 VBA for Excel (1.5)

Excel Requirement

This requirement may be fulfilled by one of the following:

  • Took an FINAN 4020 or equivalent prior to starting the MSF program.
  • Pass the Excel Skills Assessment. You may schedule the assessment with an advisor.
  • Take FINAN 6040 as an MSF student. This class will count as elective credit.

MSF Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • ACCTG 6200 Value and Management Accounting (3) Fall/Spring
  • ACCTG 6620 Business Valuation and Analysis (3) Fall/Spring
  • ACCTG 6735 Tax and Business Strategies (3) Fall/Spring
  • FINAN 6010 Finance Professional Lecture Series (1.5) Fall
  • FINAN 6080 Personal Finance Planning (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6023 Financial Management and Decision Making in a Corporation (3) Fall
  • FINAN 6040 Excel for Finance Professionals (3) Fall/Summer/Spring
  • FINAN 6045 VBA for Accounting and Finance (1.5) Fall/Spring
  • FINAN 6225 Cases in Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (3) Fall/Spring
  • FINAN 6240 Intro Risk Management for Multi-Assets Investors (3) Fall
  • FINAN 6300 Venture Capital (1.5) Fall/Summer/Spring
  • FINAN 6310 Advanced Venture Capital (3) Fall
  • FINAN 6315 Private Equity Buyouts (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6320 Perspectives in Private Equity (3) Summer
  • FINAN 6400 Financial Engineering (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6410 Financial Markets Laboratory (3) Fall
  • FINAN 6450 Hedge Funds (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6500 Financial Programming (3) Fall/Spring
  • FINAN 6590 Mergers and Acquisitions (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6600 CFA Level I (3) Fall
  • FINAN 6610 CFA Level I Part 2 (3) Spring
  • FINAN 6715 Innovations in Housing Affordability (3)
  • FINAN 6760 Real Estate Finance (3) Fall/Spring
  • FINAN 6770 Real Estate Analysis Techniques (1.5) Fall
  • FINAN 6775 Real Estate Lab (1.5) Fall
  • FINAN 6795 Real Estate Investment Trusts (3) Summer
  • FINAN 6810 Fixed Income Investing (3) Fall/Spring
  • STRAT 6760 Profiles of Leadership (3) Fall/Spring

Exit Exam

A comprehensive exam must be taken to graduate. You must take the exit exam during a semester you are enrolled in courses. The exit exam is offered twice each spring and fall semester. Summer graduates must pass the exam prior to starting summer semester. For further details regarding the examination policy please visit the Registration Policies page.

Grading Policy

Candidates for graduate degrees are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in course work counted toward the degree. A grade below C- is not accepted by the University toward a graduate degree.

If your GPA drops below the 3.0 threshold then you will need to meet with your Academic Advisor to map out a course plan moving forward.

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