The MS in Finance program delivers an in-depth study of the sophisticated analytical techniques and market transactions that drive financial innovation. The program is designed to deepen an individual’s theoretical understanding of finance and one’s ability to develop financial models. The curriculum focuses on application and valuation of financial securities, transactions, and business investments. This 30 credit hour program offers coursework taught in the evenings to accommodate working professionals with a business background who wish to transition into the finance field, or advance in their current financial careers.
The MS in Quantitative Finance is a STEM-certified program designed for individuals with a business or quantitative background and experience or educational training in the natural sciences (primarily mathematics or physics), in engineering, or in applied sciences. This program helps students develop the skills necessary to analyze and implement quantitative techniques as applied to financial decisions, including the areas of asset pricing, risk management, financial forecasting, and financial engineering. For those wishing to pursue a PhD after completion of the master’s degree, this program offers the opportunity for a thesis component. Students will use various statistical and programming software in the curriculum, including SAS, Palisade Decision Tools, STATA, and MatLab, as well as financial databases including CRSP, Compustat, and Bloomberg.
The MBA/MSF degree program allows students to earn two degrees simultaneously to combine in-depth business knowledge with advanced financial skills.