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The Master of Science in Finance program provides students with the real-world skills necessary to succeed as finance professionals. Students develop a deep understanding of modern financial markets along with the instruments and tools used in the industry. Students learn to develop strategic financial objectives, improve investment decisions, design financial instruments, manage corporate risk and seize new business opportunities.
Through the MS in Finance program, you will develop skills in:
- Financial decision-making techniques and strategies.
- Creating and developing solutions to complex financial problems.
- Designing, using and evaluating financial tools and instruments.
- Developing proposals for profitability and productivity.
- Outlining and identifying strategic financial objectives.
- Risk analysis.
The MS in Finance program is offered at DePaul’s Loop Campus, in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, allowing you to learn in the setting in which you will be working. You will be encouraged to complete an internship and participate in extracurricular activities and seminars around Chicago.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Introductory Requirements (waived with applicable prior credit)||12|
|Total hours required||48-60|
Students will be able to:
- Acquire both knowledge and skills that are broad, deep, and necessary to fulfill their professional goals.
- Use analytical and decision-making skills to solve problems encountered by business and investors.
- Apply financial theory to solve a variety of problems in investment management, risk management, and in corporate finance.
- Produce a coherent written statement of the analysis of a complex business issue.
- Understand and solve problems encountered by a multinational business.
- Develop the foundation to think about and address ethical issues in the context of financial markets and institutions.
The MS in Finance program requires a minimum of 48 credit hours subject to the prerequisite requirement.
Prerequisites for the MSF Program
Students complete the Master of Science in Finance by taking nine core courses and three elective courses in addition to the program prerequisites.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate competency in principles of financial accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, business calculus and statistics prior to enrollment in the program. Students who have not demonstrated these competencies through previous coursework are required to achieve these competencies prior to registration for the core courses.
|FIN 555||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|FIN 523||INVESTMENT ANALYSIS||4|
|FIN 524||FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS||4|
|FIN 553||ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE||4|
|FIN 513||MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS||4|
|or FIN 512||COMMERCIAL BANKING|
|FIN 617||QUANTITATIVE METHODS||4|
|FIN 662||DERIVATIVES VALUATION||4|
|FIN 675||CASES IN INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING||4|
|FIN 501||ETHICS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS||4|
Three elective courses are required. At least two of these required electives must be Finance courses that are not Special Topics courses (designated by FIN 798). One of the three required elective courses is considered an open elective and may be satisfied in one of the following ways:
- another finance course.
- a graduate course in accounting, economics, or real estate (other disciplines may be considered but require the permission of the faculty program director).
- a Special Topics course (designated by FIN 798).
- GSB 500 is required for international students and may be waived for those students with a prior U.S. degree.
- Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
- Satisfactory completion of the 9 required courses and 3 elective courses.
- All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written approval of the director of the program or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.