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Finance Specialization

​The specialization in Finance is the most flexible option within the program and can be completed fully online. You will gain a wider knowledge of finance in the areas that most interest you including financial analysis, commodities, and risk management and insurance.

The Finance specialization

You will need to complete the MS in Finance prerequisites and core courses and use your electives to complete the specialization requirements. Courses may include subjects such as:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Entrepeneurial Financial Management
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Tax Planning for Managers
  • Probabilistic Modeling
  • Game Theory 

Please see the course catalog​ for course descriptions.


Elective options may include subjects such as:

  • Practical Enterprise Risk Management
  • Financial Decisions and Policies
  • Business Firm Valuation
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Global Risk Management
  • Survey of Financial and Commodity Derivatives
  • Real Options and Decisions Under Uncertainty
  • International Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Short-term Financial Management
  • Emerging Market Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • Principles of Risk and Insurance
  • Corporate Risk Management


With strategic course planning and working closely with a graduate advisor this specialization may be taken completely online.​


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