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MSF Degree Requirements

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MSF Curriculum Requirements

30 credit hours, excluding proficiency courses, as outlined below:

  • 24 credit hours of core courses
  • 6 credit hours of elective courses

MSF Proficiency Courses

Students will be advised about the required proficiency courses prior to taking core courses. Upon review of an applicant’s transcript, some or all proficiency courses may be waived based on previous study.
 

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ACCT 5311

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3.0

FINA 5X03

Fundamentals of Business Statistics

3.0

FINA 5X05

Fundamentals of Microeconomics

1.5

FINA 5X06

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics

1.5

 

TOTAL

9.0

MSA Core Courses
 

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ACCT 5313

Managerial Accounting

3.0

FINA 5318

Financial Management

3.0

FINA 5319

Investment Theory

3.0

FINA 5330

International Finance

3.0

FINA 5331

Financial Institutions and Markets

3.0

FINA 5341

Futures, Swaps, and Options

3.0

FINA 5346

Fixed Income Securities

3.0

FINA 5350

Securities Analysis and Portfolio Design

3.0

 

TOTAL

24.0

MSA Elective Courses (two of the following courses)

  • ACCT 5331 – Financial Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 5399 – Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • FINA 5332 – Bank Management
  • FINA 5333 – Real Estate Investment
  • FINA 5336 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • FINA 5339 – Independent Research
  • FINA 5347 – Behavioral Finance
  • FINA 5348 – Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FINA 5393 – Special Topics in Finance
  • FINA 5399 – Internship in Finance
  • MBA 5326 – International Economics
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