Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

Finance Curriculum: Financial Management Track

Courses in the financial management track provide detailed knowledge of the policies, principles and techniques used in the financial decisions made by professionals in corporations, financial institutions, securities firms, and pension and mutual fund organizations. The program offers admission in the fall only and consists of 36 credit hours over three semesters.

First Semester - Fall

  • MGF 633 Investment Management
  • MGF 661 Management of Financial Institutions
  • MGF 685 International Financial Management
  • Elective (see electives list below, select one)

Second Semester - Spring

  • MGF 635 Derivatives
  • MGF 641 Financial Policies and Strategy
  • MGF 638 Fixed Income Securities
  • Elective (see electives list below, select one)

Third Semester - Fall

  • MGF 696 Portfolio Theory and Strategy
  • Capstone course (see capstone list below, select one)
  • Elective (see electives list below, select two)

Electives

  • MGE 602 Global Economy and the Business Firm
  • MGE 692 Special Topics in Economics
  • MGF 620 Special Topics in Finance
  • MGF 637 Financial Modeling
  • MGF 657 Financial Innovation
  • MGF 648 Internship*
  • MGF 658 Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy and Financing
  • MGF 691 Special Topics in Finance: Institutional Investing
  • MGA 632 Financial Statement Analysis
  • MGX XXX Any grad course approved by MSF director

*Pending approval, international students seeking internship participation are eligible only after successful completion of the first year of the program (two full semesters) due to work authorization requirements. Additionally, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The School of Management is not able to guarantee MS finance internship placements, therefore students need to seek opportunities in their own networks and contact the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning for approval.

Capstone

  • MGF 644 Conducting Research: Fixed Income Securities
  • MGF 645 Conducting Research: Equities