MS in Finance
The MSF program provides a strong foundation in the principles and practice of modern finance. The program introduces the latest concepts and issues affecting today’s financial professionals.
Fast-paced and flexible: Thirty-two credit hour degree program that can be completed in one year full-time study (or more than one year of part-time study).
Areas of Specialization:
The program offers tracks including:
- Corporate Finance
- Asset Management
- Commodities, Derivatives, and Financial Exchanges
- Banking Capital Markets
Market Training Lab: Virtual trading center featuring industry software products, and academic research data.
Financial Certification Preparation: Preparation for professional exams.
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- For a full list of offered courses, visit the Course Catalog
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Preparation for a range of finance occupations.
FIN 594: Energy Markets and Contracting
There is growing demand for business professionals and engineers alike who understand how energy is traded on the open market. This course will teach business majors how the energy industry determines pricing and market options, and will also teach engineers how financial markets operate. Students in both fields will learn how consumers use new technologies to minimize energy costs, and how they obtain their own energy contracts from marketing organizations.
Co-taught by adjunct professors in Business and Engineering.
FIN 594: Behavioral Finance
Standard finance theory assumes that market participants are rational, an assumption that leaves basic facts of the stock market unexplained. By assuming that some investors aren’t fully rational, behavioral finance better explains some financial phenomena. This course will focus on two areas: limits to arbitrage and how rational traders react to irrational traders, and investor psychology and the deviations from full rationality we can expect to find in financial markets.
FIN 594 Securities Markets and High-Frequency Trading
Learn how securities are traded in modern electronic financial markets. You’ll uncover the design, operation, and regulation of trading processes with a special emphasis placed on trading simulations related to agency trading, liability trading, and market
making. This course is suited to people who plan to work or are interested in securities exchanges and trading.