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MS Finance-Quantitative Finance curriculum

Fall semester (12 credits)

MGF 633 Investment Management
MGF 634 Quantitative Methods
MGF 635 Derivatives

Spring semester (12 credits)

MGF 636 Complex Financial Instruments
MGF 637 Financial Modeling
MGF 638 Fixed Income Securities

Fall semester (12 credits)

MGF 696 Portfolio Theory and Strategy

MGF 644
MGF 645
Capstone course (select one)
Conducting Research: Fixed Income Securities
Conducting Research: Equities


MGE 602 Global Economy and the Business Firm
MGE 692 Special Topics in Economics
MGF 641 Financial Strategy and Policy
MGF 648 Internship*
MGF 657  Financial Innovation
MGF 658 Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy and Financing
MGF 661 Management of Financial Institutions
MGF 685 International Financial Management
MGF 691 Special Topics in Finance: Institutional Investing
MGF 620 Special Topics in Finance
MGA 632 Financial Statement Analysis 
MGX XXX  Any grad course approved by MSF Director

Course Schedules

Fall schedule
Spring schedule

 * 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 Credit-Bearing Internship Program for approval.

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School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

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