Investment Management & Quantitative Finance

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


Requirements

MS, Finance (MSF): 10 Courses; 30 Credits
Track B: Investment Management & Quantitative Finance

The MSF with Investment Management & Quantitative Finance (IMQF) Track is a 10 course, 30 credit degree program. The track emphasizes education on quantitative techniques in finance to meet the increasing demand for such skills in the finance job market. The IMQF Track is STEM designated, offering students on a VISA an extended OPT upon completion of the degree. 

To receive the MSF with Investment Management degree, students must complete a minimum of 10 courses: Required Finance Courses, Finance Electives, and the Required MSF Capstone. Four (4) prerequisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.*

Required IMQF Courses (5 Courses; 15 Credits):

MBA AF623 Financial Modeling
MBA AF628 Portfolio Investment Analysis
MBA AF625 Derivative Securities
MBA AF634 Risk Management
MBA AF636 Quantitative Analysis

IMQF Electives (4 courses, 12 credits): 
[Course scheduling is subject to change by semester]

MBA AF 611 Intermediate Accounting
MBA AF616 Financial Statement Analysis
MBA AF621 Advanced Corporate Finance
MBA AF622 Global Portfolio Investment Analysis MBA AF624 Managing Mutual Fund
MBA AF630 International Economy & Business
MBA AF631 Environmental Accounting & Finance
MBA AF632 Asset Management Practicum♦♦
MBA AF626 International Financial Management MBA AF690 Research Colloquium
MBAMGT699 Master’s Thesis Option
MBAMS630 Statistical Analysis for Managers MBAMS640 Computer Information Systems MBAMGT 698 Practicum/Internship – must have an employment offer letter to enroll

Required MSF Capstone (1 Course; 3 Credits): MBA AF632 Asset Management Practicum♦

♦MBA AF 632 may be completed up to two times, in separate semesters, both as an elective and as the required capstone course.

View the GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy for admission criteria.  

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*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 Objectives

  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.