MS in Finance // Courses

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The Katz MS in Finance program requires at least two terms of study to complete the minimum 30 credits. Students who begin full-time studies in August may complete within nine months for April graduation. Part-time students may complete within two years.

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Core Courses (22.5 credits)

You must complete the following 22.5 required core credits:

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 1.5
BFIN 2410 Financial Management 2 1.5
BFIN 2145 Financial Modeling 3
BFIN 2030 Valuation 1 1.5
BFIN 2036 Corporate Finance 3
BFIN 2039 Investment Management/Capital Markets 3

Electives (7.5 credits)

You may choose an additional 7.5 credits of finance coursework, including 1.5 credits of Experience-Based Learning (EBL) coursework. Popular electives include:

Course Credits
BFIN 2015 Short-Term Finance 1.5
BFIN 2042 Acquisition of Privately Held Companies 1.5
BFIN 2043 International Financial Management 3
BFIN 2051 Introduction to Derivatives 1.5
BFIN 2068 Markets and Trading 1.5
BFIN 2069 Fixed Income Securities 1.5
BFIN 2130 Valuation 2 1.5
BFIN 2140 Real Estate Finance 1.5
BIND 2024 Consulting Field Project (finance project) 3
BIND 27** Global Research Practicum (finance focus) 3

For course descriptions, please see the Graduate Catalog.


What makes Katz unique is the environment they cultivate for students right from the start. Katz encouraged a culture of collaboration, what I learned outside the classroom from my classmates has been just as valuable as what I learned from my professors.

Elizabeth Davis

MBA '17

The main reason to choose Katz was because it offers a wide variety of courses. With the mix of classes, clubs, professional development and networking events, my time at Katz has been educating, engaging and exciting.

Anusha Kesavan

MS '21