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Finance Curriculum: Quantitative Finance Track

Courses in the quantitative finance 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 634 Quantitative Methods
  • MGF 635 Derivatives
  • Elective (see electives list below, select one)

Second Semester - Spring

  • MGF 636 Complex Financial Instruments
  • MGF 637 Financial Modeling
  • 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 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

*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