Dual Degree Curriculum - Finance Focus

The Master of Finance (MFin) program is designed to produce outstanding professionals in the areas of corporate finance, investment banking, money management and financial institutions.  The courses in finance can be used in all types of businesses.  The area of investments provides rigorous analytical tools for the measurement of risk-return tradeoffs in financial markets and the allocation of capital in the financial economy.  The area of corporate finance provides an understanding of how capital is raised, risk is managed, and companies are governed in the corporate sector.  The finance curriculum also provides opportunities to better understand ways in which derivative securities can be used in managing risk  - both international and domestic - in corporations as well as in investment portfolios.

Graduates of the program are well-qualified to take leading roles in industry as well as to continue work towards a doctorate.   The Master of Finance will provide conceptual and practical expertise on how companies, institutions and individuals make investments, raise capital and manage risk in a dynamic financial environment.  Increasingly, the complexity of financial instruments means that advanced knowledge is required to understand risk and return effects of these financial securities.  These skills will be important in helping firms raise capital and issue securities in a way that grows the firm without subjecting it to undue risk.


Core Finance Classes:  14 credits
Finance Electives:  10 - 16 credits
Approved Electives: 0 - 6 credits

NOTE: A total of 66 credits must be achieved. All dual degree students should work closely with a program administrator on approval of his/her MFin requirements.

Master of Finance (30 credits)

2014 - 2015 Requirements

Finance Core (Required Courses - 14 credits):
BUSI 610Introduction to Financial Accounting (2) fulfilled by MBA CORE
BUSI 640Financial Management (2) fulfilled by MBA CORE
BUFN 740Capital Markets (2)
BUFN 750
BUFN 751
BUFN 752
Valuation in Corporate Finance (2)
Financial Strategy for Corporations (2)
Financial Restructuring (2)
BUFN 758N*Financial Econometrics I (2)
BUFN 758O*Financial Econometrics II (2)
BUFN 761Derivative Securities (2)

*BUFN 758N and BUFN 758O are daytime classes that are offered in the Spring at the Washington DC and College Park campuses. If you are unable to take either, you may opt to take two of the following courses:

BUFN 765 - Fixed Income Derivatives (2)
BUFN 766 - Financial Engineering (2)
BUFN 764 - Quantitative Investment Strategy (2)

NOTE: Students interested in pursuing a Corporate Finance concentration may elect to take one additional advanced Corporate Finance class (BUFN 750, 751 or 752) in place of one of the three quantitative options listed above.

Finance Electives (10 - 16 credits):
BUFN 738Investment Fund Management (6 credits of Global, New Markets Growth, or Mayer Fund may be applied)
BUFN 751Financial Strategy for Corporations (2)
BUFN 752 Financial Restructuring (2)
BUFN 753Corporate Governance and Performance(2)
BUFN 754Corporate Risk Management (2)
BUFN 755Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity (2) (formerly BUSI 647)
BUFN 758Special Topics (2 credit BUFN 758 courses are approved electives)
BUFN 760Applied Equity Analysis (2)
BUFN 761 Derivative Securities (2)
BUFN 762Fixed Income Analysis (2)
BUFN 763Portfolio Management (2)
BUFN 764Quantitative Investment Strategy (2)
BUFN 765Fixed Income Derivatives (2)
BUFN 766Financial Engineering (2)
BUFN 770International Investment (2)
BUFN 771International Corporate and Project Finance (2)
BUFN 772 Bank Management (2)
BUFN 773Institutional Asset Management (2)

Approved Electives (0 - 6 credits):
BUAC 710Advanced Accounting Theory (2)
BUAC 711 Financial Planning and Control Systems for Managers and Consultants (2)
BUAC 743 Financial Statement Analysis (2)
BUDT 733 Data Mining for Business (2)
BUDT 758IFinancial Information Systems (2)
BUDT 775Pricing and Revenue (2)
BUSI 771New Venture Financing (2)
BMGT 830Operational Research: Linear Programming
BMGT 835Discrete Event Simulation
BMGT 840Seminar in Financial Theory
BMGT 882Applied Multivariate Analysis I
ECON 603Microeconomic Analysis I
ECON 621/622Quantitative Methods I / II

For 2012-2013 Curriculum Requirements, see below checksheet:

MBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2012 and 2013 Admits.docx MBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2012 and 2013 Admits.docx

For 2011 Curriculum Requirements, see below checksheet:

MBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2011 Admits.docxMBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2011 Admits.docx

For 2010 Curriculum Requirements, see below checksheet:

MBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2010.pdf MBA-MS Finance Checksheet_June 2010.pdf

Last Updated: 04/24/2014 03:43:01 PM

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