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Full-Time MS in Finance students can choose between internship and non-internship tracks to accommodate their goals. The non-internship track has a shorter timeline, but the benefits of the internship track are many, including a wealth of valuable real-world experience that can prepare you for career success and help differentiate you from other candidates during your job search. A majority of students choose this path for the hands-on experience and career preparation it provides.
Corporate Financial Accounting
The primary focus of the course is developing the skills required to interpret and analyze financial information, rather than the skills required to prepare financial statements.
Financial Statement Analysis
The objective of this course is to develop and sharpen your analytical ability to use financial information to perform various types of applied economic and financial analysis.
Spreadsheet Modeling Using Excel for MS
This course expands students’ analytical toolkit through hands-on training in the effective use of spreadsheet-based tools for advanced managerial analysis.
Investments includes discussion of the efficient-markets theory of the dynamic behavior of prices in speculative markets, along with empirical evidence for the validity of the theory.
This course provides an intensive analysis of the effects of various corporate financial policy decisions on the value of the firm, including taxes, bankruptcy costs, and agency costs.
Quantitative Finance with Python
The objective of this course is to equip you with the frameworks, tools, and methodologies necessary to build and/or be an educated user of quantitative models for financial decision making.
Options and Futures with Python
This course provides intensive study of option-pricing theory and its application to options, financial futures and other securities.
This course focuses on analysis of the mutual fund, investment banking, commercial banking, and insurance industries.
Fixed Income Securities
The objective of this course is to undertake a rigorous study of fixed-income securities and markets. A variety of fixed-income securities will be discussed.
Foundations in Financial Economics
This course serves as an introduction to corporate finance. It provides a market-oriented framework for analyzing investment and financing decisions made by corporations.
Applied Finance Project
Provides the opportunity to incorporate concepts from the classroom into the problem identification, assessment, and solution process used with and for the client.
Intro to Python/Statistics
This course equips MS students with statistical skills necessary for data-driven decision making.
This course establishes the rhetorical principles of logic and persuasion, and the interactional approach to communication in groups and professional relationships.
Financial Reporting II
This course addresses the accounting for mergers and acquisitions, foreign operations, and derivative financial instruments.
This course discusses economic measurement, economic growth, and the business cycle, as well modern theories of growth and fluctuation for the conduct of monetary policy and fiscal policy.
Investment Management and Trading Strategies
This course explores selected topics in the management of equity portfolios. Course content may vary from year to year.
Special Topics in Finance: Real Estate
This course provides an overview of real estate as a capital asset and as a major component of our financial markets.
Special Topics in Finance: Asset Management
The course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and analytics of asset management for both institutional and private clients.
International Finance & Switzerland Immersion
This course discusses exchange-rate regimes and the determination of exchange rates in a world of flexible exchange rates.
This course provides an introduction to financial theories and tools an entrepreneur needs to start, build, and harvest a successful venture.
This course provides an introduction to the evolving use of technology in financial markets and applications.
A firm’s corporate governance is an important determinant of its cost of raising funds in capital markets and firm value.
Strategy, Organization, and Firm Value
This course introduces students to important concepts and tools related to strategy, such as industry analysis, sources of competitive advantage, and business models.
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