General Finance

Students can choose between either a general finance, or an investment management focus for their finance degree.


MS, Finance (MSF): 10 Courses; 30 Credits
Track A: General Finance

Required General Finance Courses (5 Courses, 15 Credits):

MBA AF 616 Financial Statement Analysis 
MBA AF 621 Advanced Corporate Finance
MBA AF 623 Financial Modeling
MBA AF 626 International Financial Management
MBA AF 628 Portfolio Investment Analysis

General Finance Electives (Choose 4 Courses, 12 Credits)
MBA AF 611 Intermediate Accounting
MBA AF 622 Global Portfolio Investment Analysis 
MBA AF 625 Derivative Securities
MBA AF 629 Managing Financial Institutions
MBA AF 631 Environmental Accounting & Finance
MBA AF 632 Asset Management Practicum
MBA AF 634 Risk Management
MBA AF 636 Quantitative Analysis
MBA AF 698 Practicum/Internship (student must have relevant internship) 
MBA AF690 Research Colloquium (Part 1 of Master's Thesis Option)
MBA AF699 Master's Thesis Option (Part 2 of Master's Thesis Option)

Required General Finance Capstone (1 Course, 3 Credits)
MBA AF 635 Mergers and Acquisitions

View the GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy for admission criteria.  

*MSF Pre/Corequisite Courses
MBA MS 600 Math Analysis for Managers
MBA AF 601 Economics for Managers
MBA AF 610 Accounting for Managers
MBA AF 620 Financial Management

*Eligible Course Waivers
Students that complete equivalent coursework may be eligible to waive some of these courses.
A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) total are required to meet university degree completion criteria. Waiving multiple courses may require completion of additional elective courses to meet the 30 credit minimum requirement. 

Learning Goals

  1. Achieve proficiency with respect to the functional or technical knowledge and skills required for professional finance careers.
  2. Gain knowledge and skills regarding professional integrity and ethics. 
  3. Gain problem identification and solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
  4. Gain proficiency in the communications, teamwork and leadership skills required for professional finance careers.