A student who does not have an undergraduate degree in business must complete the following tools before taking courses for which they are prerequisites
Pre-requisite Tools Courses - 10 hours
ACG 6026 (3*) Accounting Concepts for Managers
ECO 6005 (3*) Economics Concepts for Managers
FIN 6406 (2) Financial Management
QMB 6305 (2) Managerial Decision Analysis
Students must successfully (a grade of A or B) complete equivalent courses in each of these areas prior to taking MSF courses. Tools course can be waived, with the permission of the program director, if the student earned an A or B in these courses or equivalent courses at an AACSB accredited institution within five years of entering the MSF program.
Total Minimum Program Hours - 30 hours
Core Quantitative Methods – 3 hours
Select one of the following:
ECO 6424 (3) Econometrics I
QMB 6375 (3) Applied Linear Statistical Models
Core Finance - 12 hours
FIN 6416 (3) Advanced Financial Mgmt
FIN 6465 (3) Financial Statement Analysis
FIN 6515 (3) Investments
FIN 6445 (3) Financial Policy
(FIN 6445 must be taken at the end of the program after the other core courses are completed.)
Core finance courses may be waived for students who graduated with finance majors from AACSB accredited programs within five years of entering the M.S. in Finance program. Only courses with the same content as the core finance courses can be used to satisfy the M.S. in Finance course requirements, and students must have earned grades of A or B to have such courses waived. Advanced finance courses must be substituted for waived courses.
Advanced Finance Electives - 15 hours
To satisfy the 15 hours of electives, students can complete any of the graduate courses offered in the Department of Finance or approved graduate courses offered in the Economics Department (a list of approved courses will be posted each year). Students can satisfy up to six credit hours of electives by taking graduate courses offered in other departments and colleges as long as the courses are approved in advance.
Additional Information Regarding Curriculum
Leadership, teamwork, communication skills and organizational change are emphasized. Much of the curriculum is delivered through case studies, class discussion, exercises, group projects, video taped role-playing, simulations, and prominent guest speakers from the local business and non-profit community. Emphasis is placed on student participation and teamwork. All courses include writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills.