Keys to Completing the Finance (M.S.) Degree Program

In order to successfully complete the program, you will be required to complete 30 credits of coursework, which includes a final capstone. The capstone may be completed through an internship, suggested for students that are currently working and/or seeking to enter the workforce directly upon graduation; or thesis of original research, suggested for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. You must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements with a cumulative grade point average grade of “B” (CGPA = 3.0) or better.

Your success will be assessed using the following measures:

  • Participation in classroom activities addressing current financial events
  • Preparing case studies
  • Creating one-off backtests of financial hypotheses
  • Performing simulations
  • Developing reusable financial and risk management tools
  • Performing due diligence research projects
  • Writing 5-to-10-page papers on critical financial topics
  • Presenting findings in a five-minute professional presentation
  • One capstone project and presentation reflecting their accumulated knowledge and skills

To learn more details regarding course descriptions and curriculum, visit the Course Offerings page.