Financial Risk Management/Fintech Track

Female MS Finance student.

Acquire the skills to understand how innovative and disruptive technologies give organizations a competitive edge in the financial sector.

Organizations need professionals who understand the integration of technology and finance as customers expect more customization and personalization of their financial services. 

Will you be ready to meet industry needs?

  • Capitalize on the integration of technology and finance to enhance the process of identification, analysis and acceptance or mitigation of uncertainty in investment decisions
  • Learn fundamental concepts of finance, such as performance and risk measurement, diversification and financial modeling
  • Visualize, interpret and manipulate large financial datasets
  • Understand how the financial ecosystem evolves with emerging technology and regulations
  • Explore the impact of cybersecurity on the finance industry
  • Prepare for the CFA exam by taking relevant finance courses and gain the technical expertise to implement finance concepts

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Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
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STEM Eligible

The MS Finance is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum with 36 credits typically completed in three semesters. Some students extend to a fourth semester, and UB undergraduates may be able to complete the program in two semesters. All majors are welcome to apply; however, business, math, economics and engineering majors are ideally suited to the program.


Fall 1 Spring Fall 2 Electives

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Fall 1

MGF 633LEC Investment Management

This course provides students with a general understanding of the operation of capital markets and basic analytical tools of investment management. Specifically, the course covers such topics as principles of valuation, risk analysis, modern portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), market microstructure, index models, arbitrage pricing models, bonds and common stocks valuation, efficient market hypotheses, investment management, and option pricing models.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2020 | Spring 2020

MGF 661LEC Mgmt of Fin Institutions

The financial services industry is very dynamic and continues to undergo dramatic changes. Many forces contribute to the changes including interest rates, overall market and credit factors, consolidation within the industry, and regulations. From this perspective, the course explores the basic management problems in the credit, investment, and financing administration functions of financial institutions, including commercial banks in the United States and abroad.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGF 631 Or MGQ 606.

MGF 685LEC International Finance Management

This course is designed to familiarize students with the core concepts related to international financial management, including foreign exchange markets (from institutional details to quantitative models for the forecasting of future exchange rates), currency risk derivatives (spanning both a discussion of contract characteristics and quantitative methods for pricing and valuation of currency forwards, options, and swap contracts), quantitative approaches for risk management and hedging in cross-border settings, quantitative analysis of currency arbitrage operations, analysis of translation, economic, and political risks, cross-border financing, issues with cross-border taxation, analysis of institutional details and recent statistics on foreign debt and equity markets, and other topics.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGF 611 and MGQ 608.

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