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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.

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Feb
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Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Faculty Meet and Greet @ Mandeville Hall
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The School of Business Faculty Meet and Greet allows prospective graduate students to come and network with faculty members and the dean in the School of Business. It will also feature an informational panel-led discussion. Prospective students interested in the following programs are welcome to attend: MBA (online and on-campus), M.S. Finance, and M.S. Analytics and Systems.

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