Finance - M.S.
The Finance Master of Science degree program prepares students for career advancement in a variety of managerial and professional positions in a wide range of firms. As a result of the changes in the field of finance and the increasing complexity in the market, the modern analyst needs much more extensive training in finance than at any time in the recent past. This program provides students with the knowledge they need to apply complex financial technology for value creation in an ethical manner. The program provides two different tracks supported by elective courses for those wishing to seek certification as either a Certified Financial Planner® or a Chartered Financial Analyst.
If your interest lies in financial planning, it's important to know that JWU offers the CFP Certification Professional Education Program. This program is registered with the CFP Board, which means that students can meet the Education requirement and qualify to sit for CFP® Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board. Only about 200 institutions of higher education nationwide meet such a requirement. (See www.cfp.net/ for information pertaining to CFP certification requirements.)
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply knowledge of financial theories and practices to solve organizational and consumer economic challenges.
- Apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to solve financial problems.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills as a foundation for lifelong learning.
- Critique and interpret financial data to assess and improve entity performance within a moral and ethical framework.
Master of Science (MS)
|ECON5000||Economics in the Global Economy||3|
|FISV5000||Corporate Financial Accounting||3|
|FISV5410||Personal Financial Planning||3|
|FISV5526||Financial Reporting and Control||3|
|FISV6056||Fundamentals of Investment and Portfolio Management||3|
|Choose five of the following: #||15|
|Income Tax Planning *|
|Estate Planning *|
|Principles of Risk and Insurance *|
|Retirement Planning *|
|Strategic Financial Planning **|
|Managing Capital Markets|
|Equity Analysis **|
|Bond Market Analysis **|
|Applied Behavioral Finance|
|Alternative Investments **|
|Derivatives and Risk Management **|
|Capstone for Certified Financial Planners *|
|Institutional Portfolio Management **|
Students can take any of the electives to earn the MS Finance degree.
Students wishing to qualify to CFP designation must take these electives (licensing not part of the MS Finance program).
Students wishing to qualify for the CFA designation are highly recommended to take these electives (licensing not part of the MS Finance program).