MSF/MSEQE Dual Degree

 

Dual Master of Science in Finance / Master of Science in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

Earn a dual Master of Finance and Master of Econometrics and Qualitative Economics and combine your quantitative skills with practical applications in business as a highly-skilled professional in research and analysis. Apply separately to each program and then complete a total of 51 course units. This dual program usually takes 21 months to finish.

Candidates must apply separately to and be admitted to both programs. Students must also complete any required prerequisites for the two degrees.  Students work with the MSF and MSEQE advisors to set up a dual degree program ensuring that students meet the requirements of both degrees.

University policy on dual degrees stipulates that a maximum of 50% of the credit hours for the  program with fewer units may be counted toward both degrees. Therefore, the MBF/MSEQE degree requires a total of 51 units:.

Summary

The student must meet the prerequisite requirements for both degrees.

MSF Degree requirements:          36 units of coursework

MSEQE Degree requirements:     30 units of coursework

However:   6 units of MSF coursework can be counted toward the MSEQE and
                   9 units of MSEQE coursework can be counted toward the MSF

Therefore, to receive the Dual MSF/MSEQE degree, the following are required:

   18 units of required MSF Investment Management track coursework (6 courses)
     6 units of required MSF Investment Management track coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEQE (2 courses)
     3 units of elective MSF coursework (1 course)
   15 units of required MSEQE coursework (5 courses)
     3 units of required MSEQE coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEQE (1 course)
     6 units of elective MSEQE coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEQE (2 courses)

  51 Total Units

summary page of the Dual MSF/MSEQE requirements is available.

Coursework is comprised of: (Course names are provided next on the sample Plan of study)

   18 units of solely MSF Investment Management track required coursework:
                  Fall 1 or 2 – FIN 516, FIN 521, FIN 522
                  Spring – FIN 514, FIN 525, FIN 526
     6 units of required MSF Investment Management track counting toward both degrees:
                  Fall – FIN 524. 542
     3 units of elective MSF coursework counting toward both degrees
   15 units of solely MSEQE coursework:
                  Fall 1 – ECON 519, 501A
                  Spring – ECON 501C, ECON 522A
                  Fall 2 – ECON 522B
      3 units of required MSEQE counting toward both degrees:
                  Fall – ECON 520
      6 units of elective MSEQE coursework

Note: Courses that count for MSF and MSEQE are in bold. All courses are 3 units.

To be considered for a Dual MSF/MSEQE, you must:

  • Apply to both the MSF and MSEQE programs for the desired semester of admission.
     
  • Meet with the MSF and MSEQE advisors to ensure you have met or are scheduled to complete the required prerequisite courses.
     
  • Draft a Plan of Study with your MSF and MSEQE advisors outlining your coursework in the six categories as outlined above.

The Plan of Study should outline your plans for completing 51 credit hours meeting the requirements above. It is strongly recommended that you complete this plan before starting the programs to ensure that you will meet the requirements of both degrees.