Educational Objectives

Students will integrate the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout the Master of Science in Finance degree program to develop and evaluate financial and risk management strategies by:


  • Demonstrating an understanding of concepts learned throughout their graduate program
  • Testing a hypothesis or market strategy through robust historical evaluation
  • Using research methods and instruments to price assets, evaluate risk, and manage portfolios
  • Explain and differentiate standard financial models and their assumptions


  • Communicating complicated information at a professional level using appropriate acumen
  • Demonstrating initiative, discipline, and follow-through on assignments
  • Facilitating meaningful dialogue and reasoned disagreements related to class topics and current financial events


  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages associated with evolving regulatory environments
  • Analyzing organizational decisions relating to risk management and financial practice
  • Applying the theories and techniques learned throughout the graduate finance program