Master's in Finance Courses



The department has an extensive offering of courses in the finance tracks. Required courses for Master's in Finance students are offered Fall and Spring semesters. Select elective courses are offered during Fall and Spring. A description of normal course offerings of classes is provided below. All courses are three units and grading is "regular grades." Course offerings are subject to change.

Financial theory applied to capital structure; investment decisions; corporate valuation; and corporate financial policies. (Fall)

This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to fundamental valuation, and financial decision making. (Fall, Spring)

International finance markets and the financial management of the multinational firm. (Spring)

This course is designed to develop your ability to analyze financial statements for the purposes of investment management and will cover the materials in the CFA Level 1 and Level 2 exam curricula. (Fall)

Portfolio theory with applications to the markets for equities, fixed income securities, and options. Risk analysis and investment strategies. (Fall)

Risk, return, and price behavior of alternative investment securities in competitive markets. (Fall)

To apply classroom learning to an active management of a student managed portfolio. (Fall)

To apply classroom learning to an active management of a student managed portfolio. (Spring)

This course is to familiarize the students with the database and various statistical methods needed to undertake practitioner-type research in finance. (Spring)

This course provides an overview of portfolio management from the point of view of the institutional money manager. (Spring)

This course will explore how psychological biases influence our traditional decision-making process along with insights into alternative theories, anomalies and their influence on asset pricing.

Financial markets and institutions; effects of economic conditions, government policy and Federal Reserve Board announcements on financial institutions, the flow of funds, and interest rates; term structure of interest rates; financial institution management. (Spring)

This course develops the process of financial decision-making in corporations through the use of case studies. (Spring)

Development of new venture idea and assessment of financial requirements and potential. (Fall)

This course is designed to introduce students to fixed income markets and securities. (Fall)

This course is designed to provide students with a firm understanding of the concepts, tools and practices associated with investments in real assets, hedge funds, private equity and private credit, and structured products. It will include materials from the CAIA Level 1 curriculum.  (Spring)

The focus of this course is on evaluating, financing, and managing investments in real property. (Spring)

The finance master's project is advanced research completed in pairs over the summer on a topic of interest under direction of Ph.D. student advisor and includes both a presentation and a paper. (Summer)