MS Finance Curriculum

Reach your goals.

An MS degree is a powerful means of realizing your professional potential. The MS in Finance curriculum at Simon Business School is designed to give students a competitive edge over their counterparts in the workplace by helping them build strong technical and analytical skills—as well as critical communication skills—that will prepare them for professional success.


Choosing between internship and non-internship tracks.

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 our students choose this path for the hands-on experience and career preparation it provides.

Students are encouraged to consider the value that internships offer. Hands-on experience in the workplace is a great way to gain a competitive edge. While valuable, an internship is not required and it is important to note that we can’t guarantee placement. Talk with the Admissions Office about which track is right for you, and get more information on the Full-Time MS in Finance program in our course catalog.

Real World Experience

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Program Requirements

Students will work with an academic advisor to meet the MS in Finance degree requirements and select elective courses that align with their career goals.

Click on a card for a brief course description. (Note: this chart is subject to change).

ACC 401

Corporate Financial Accounting

ACC 411

Financial Statement Analysis

CIS 468

Spreadsheet Modeling Using Excel for MS

FIN 411


FIN 413

Corporate Finance

FIN 418

Quantitative Finance with Python

FIN 424

Options and Futures with Python

FIN 430

Risk Management

FIN 448

Fixed Income Securities

FIN 462

Foundations in Financial Economics

FIN 465

Applied Finance Project

GBA 462

Intro to Python/Statistics 

MGC 461

Professional Communications

GBA 485A

Foundations of Python

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Choose 1 elective.

Click on a card for a description of that course.

ACC 424

Financial Reporting II

BPP 426


FIN 434

Investment Management and Trading Strategies

FIN 441A

Special Topics in Finance: Real Estate

FIN 441G

Special Topics in Finance: Asset Management

FIN 442X

International Finance & Switzerland Immersion

FIN 444

Entrepreneurial Finance

FIN 446

Financial Technology

STR 440

Corporate Governance

STR 442F

Strategy, Organization, and Firm Value
Simon Stem Shield

Simon’s MS in Finance program is STEM designated.

Simon's specialized master's program in Finance meets all the requirements for a STEM-designated program. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) designation signals analytical rigor to employers and also offers international students the opportunity to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) by 24 months—for up to three full years of US work eligibility without and H-1B visa.

Get more information on the MS in Finance curriculum by downloading the course catalog.