MS in Finance Programs

MS in Finance

MSF/Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

MBA/MSF

Juris Doctor/MSF

MS in Finance

Foundation Courses (0-18 Hours)
Foundation Courses may be waived, subject to transcript review.

MBA 7003 - Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements
ECON 0713 - Managerial Economics
QM 0713 - Statistical Analysis
or STAT 4813 - Statistical Methods for Scientists & Engineers
FIN 7202 - Financial Management
MATH 2014 - Calculus I
MATH 2024 - Calculus II

Core Courses (18 hours)

ACCT 7333 - Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis
FIN 7003 - Financial Theory
FIN 7023 - Investment Analysis & Management
FIN 7033 - Derivative Securities
FIN 7213 - Research Tools in Finance
QM 7003 - Introduction to Operations Research 

Options (18 hours) 

Corporate Finance Option - This option prepares students for careers involving functions such as analyzing mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; financing firm growth; managing corporate investments; and determining the optimal allocation of a firm's assets. Areas of study include short-term financial assets, long-term financing and investment decisions, international finance, and risk management. Graduates are prepared for careers in both large corporations and entrepreneurial firms.

Required Courses (12 hours)
FIN 7013 - Long-Term Financial Decisions
FIN 7043 - Working Capital Management
or FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
FIN 7093 - International Financial Management
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation

Elective Courses (select 6 hours from the following):
ACCT 7073 - Management Control Systems
ECON 6083 - International Economics
ECON 7043 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
FIN 7193 - Applied Finance Project
FIN 7973 - Seminar in Finance
FIN 7983-6 - Master's Thesis
FIN 7993 - Independent Study
LAW 5413 - International Business Transactions
MATH 6523 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
MATH 6543 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 6603 - Introduction to Numerical Methods
MATH 7253 - Numerical Optimization
STAT 7423 - Probability

Investments and Portfolio Management Option - This option is for individuals seeking in-depth study of financial markets and an understanding of the market's role in developing the financial assets of corporations, mutual funds, and private investors. Students may participate in the management of a real portfolio valued at more than $1,550,000.

Required Courses (12 hours)
FIN 6113 - Student Investment Fund
FIN 7223 - Fixed Income Analysis
FIN 7053 - Portfolio Management
FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance

Elective Courses (select 6 hours from the following):
ACCT 7073 - Management Control Systems
ECON 6083 - International Economics
ECON 7043 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
FIN 7193 - Applied Finance Project
FIN 7973 - Seminar in Finance
FIN 7983-6 - Master's Thesis
FIN 7993 - Independent Study
LAW 5413 - International Business Transactions
MATH 6523 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
MATH 6543 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 6603 - Introduction to Numerical Methods
MATH 7253 - Numerical Optimization
STAT 7423 - Probability

Risk Management Option - This option, housed in the Williams Risk Management Center, is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds who intend to pursue careers as risk managers. Professionals in this area use advanced mathematical models to analyze business risks and to determine courses of action that are within acceptable risk limits. Risk Management is one of the fastest-growing areas in finance.

Required Courses (12 hours)
FIN 7133 - Advanced Derivative Securities
FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance
FIN 7123- Enterprise Risk Management
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation

Elective Courses (select 6 hours from the following):
ACCT 7073 - Management Control Systems
ECON 6083 - International Economics
ECON 7043 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
FIN 7193 - Applied Finance Project
FIN 7973 - Seminar in Finance
FIN 7983-6 - Master's Thesis
FIN 7993 - Independent Study
LAW 5413 - International Business Transactions
MATH 6523 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
MATH 6543 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 6603 - Introduction to Numerical Methods
MATH 7253 - Numerical Optimization
STAT 7423 - Probability

MSF/Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Foundation Courses (0-25 Hours)
Foundation Courses may be waived, subject to transcript review)

MBA 7003 - Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements
ECON 0713 - Managerial Economics
FIN 7202 - Financial Managemenet
QM 0713 - Statistical Analysis
or STAT4813 - Statistical Methods for Scientists & Engineers
MATH 3073 - Differential Equations*
MATH 2073 - Calculus III - Multivariable Calculus*
MATH 4123 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory*
Six additional credit hours of Mathematics*

*Must be completed prior to official acceptance

Core Courses (42 Hours)

MSF
ACCT 6153 - Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 7023 - Investment Analysis & Management
FIN 7033 - Derivative Securities
FIN 7213 - Research Tools in Finance
MATH 7013 - Advanced Mathematical Modeling
MATH 7913 - Group Project
Electives - Two courses in Mathematics

MSF/MSAM JOINT
FIN 7003 - Financial Theory
QM 7003 - Introduction to Operations Research
MATH 7533 - Applied Regression
or FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance
MATH 7503 - Stochastic Simulation and Queuing

Students also choose two of the following courses:
MATH 7023 - Discrete Modeling
MATH 7103 - Advanced Differential Equations
MATH 7243 - Conputational Linear Algebra
MATH 7253 - Numerical Optimization

Options (12 Hours)
Students will choose one option to complete degree

The Corporate Finance option prepares students for careers involving functions such as analyzing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; financing firm growth; managing corporate investments; and determining the optimal allocation of a firm's assets.  Areas of study include short-term financial assets, long-term financing and investment decisions, international finance and risk management.

FIN 7013 - Long-Term Financial Decisions
FIN 7043 - Working Capital Management
or FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
FIN 7093 - International Financial Management
Elective - One course

The Investments and Portfolio Management option is for individuals seeking in-depth study of financial markets and an understanding of the market's role in developing the financial assets of corporations, mutual funds and private investors.  Students participate in the management of a real portfolio valued at more than $1,550,000.

FIN 6113 - Student Investment Fund
FIN 7223 - Fixed Income Analysis
FIN 7053 - Portfolio Management
Elective - One course

The Risk Management option is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds who intend to pursue careers as risk managers.  Professionals in this area use advanced mathematical models to analyze business risks and to determine courses of action that are within acceptable risk limits.

FIN 7133 - Advanced Derivative Securities
FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
Electives - Two courses 

MBA/MSF

Foundation Courses (0-18 Hours)
Foundation Courses may be waived, subject to transcript review. 
BL 0712 - Legal Environment of Global Business
MBA 7003 - Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements
ECON 0713 - Managerial Economics
MBA 7013 - Financial Management
QM 0713 - Statistical Analysis 
MATH 2014 - Calculus I 
MATH 2024 - Calculus II

Core Courses (42 Hours)

MBA (18 Hours) 
MBA 7023 - Ethical Organizational Behavior
MBA 7033 - Operations Management
MBA 7043 - Corporate and Business Strategy
MBA 7073 - MIS and Project Management
MBA 7063 - The World Economy
MBA 7053 - Marketing Management 

MSF (18 Hours) 
FIN 7003 - Financial Theory
FIN 7023 - Investment Analysis & Management 
FIN 7033 - Derivative Securities 
FIN 7213 - Research Tools in Finance 
QM 7003 - Introduction to Operations Research

Elective Courses (select 6 hours from the following):
ACCT 7073 - Management Control Systems
ECON 6083 - International Economics
ECON 7043 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
FIN 7193 - Applied Finance Project
FIN 7973 - Seminar in Finance
FIN 7983-6 - Master's Thesis
FIN 7993 - Independent Study
LAW 5413 - International Business Transactions
MATH 6523 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
MATH 6543 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 6603 - Introduction to Numerical Methods
MATH 7253 - Numerical Optimization
STAT 7423 - Probability

Options (18 Hours) - Students choose one option

The Corporate Finance option prepares students for careers involving functions such as analyzing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; financing firm growth; managing corporate investments; and determining the optimal allocation of a firm's assets. Areas of study include short-term financial assets, long-term financing and investment decisions, international finance and risk management. 

FIN 7013 - Long-Term Financial Decisions 
FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
or FIN 7043 - Working Capital Management 
FIN 7093 - International Financial Management
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation 

The Investments and Portfolio Management option is for individuals seeking in-depth study of financial markets and an understanding of the market's role in developing the financial assets of corporations, mutual funds and private investors. Students participate in the management of a real portfolio valued at more thatn $1,550,000. 

FIN 6113 - Student Investment Fund 
FIN 7053 - Portfolio Management 
FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance 
FIN 7223 - Fixed Income Analysis

The Risk Management option is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds who intend to pursue careers as risk managers. Professionals in this area use advanced mathematical models to analyze business risks and to determine courses of action that are within acceptable risk limits. 

FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance 
FIN 7133 - Advanced Derivative Securities 
FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management 
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation

Juris Doctor/MSF

Foundation Courses (0-18 Hours)
Foundation Courses may be waived subject to transcript review

MBA 7003 - Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements
FIN 7202 - Financial Management
ECON 0713 - Managerial Economics
QM 0713 - Statistical Analysis
or STAT 4813 - Statistical Methods for Scientists & Engineers
MATH 2014 - Calculus I
MATH 2024 - Calculus II

MSF Core Courses (18 Hours)

ACCT 6153 - Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 7003 - Financial Theory
FIN 7023 - Investment Analysis & Management
FIN 7033 - Derivative Securities
FIN 7213 - Research Tools in Finance
QM 7003 - Introduction to Operations Research

Options (12 Hours)

Students choose one option to complete degree

The Corporate Finance option prepares students for careers involving functions such as analyzing mergers, acquisition and divestitures; financing firm growth; managing corporate investments; and determining the optimal allocation of a firm's assets.  Areas of study include short-term financial assets, long-term financing and investment decisions, internationl finance and risk management.

FIN 7013 - Long-Term Financial Decisions
FIN 7043 - Working Capital Management
or FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
FIN 7093 - International Financial Management
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation
Electives - Two law courses

The Investment and Portfolio Management option is for individuals seeking in-depth study of financial markets and an understanding of the market's role in developing the financial assets of corporations, mutual funds and private investors.  Students participate in the management of a real portfolio valued at more than $1,550,000

FIN 6113 - Student Investment Fund
FIN 7223 - Fixed Income Analysis
FIN 7053 - Portfolio Management
FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance
Electives - Two law courses

The Risk Management option, housed in the Williams Risk Management Center, is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds who intend to pursue careers as risk managers.  Professionals in this area use advanced mathematical models to analyze business risks and to determine courses of action that are within acceptable risk limits.

FIN 7133 - Advanced Derivative Securities
FIN 7073 - Empirical Methods in Finance
FIN 7123 - Enterprise Risk Management
QM 7053 - Computer Simulation
Electives - Two law courses

Law Component
Students in the joint program complete all requirements foar the Juris Doctor.
Students complete 79 hours of law courses and 9 hours (three courses) from the MSF program that count toward the JD degree.