Finance - MS

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(R) or a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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)

Foundation Courses
ECON5000Economics in the Global Economy4.5
FISV5000Corporate Financial Accounting4.5
Core Courses
FISV5410Personal Financial Planning4.5
FISV5526Financial Reporting and Control4.5
FISV5600Financial Management4.5
FISV6056Fundamentals of Investment and Portfolio Management4.5
MATH5100Statistical Methods4.5
Elective Courses
Choose five of the following: #22.5
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 **
Total Credits45.0-54.0

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).