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MSF Quantitative FinanceConcentration

MSF Quantitative Finance

MSF with Quantitative Finance Concentration (STEM program)

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with Quantitative Finance concentration is a 10-course, 30-credit degree program. The concentration has mathematical and capital market focus that will appeal to students interested in quantitative financial analysis, risk management, investment management, and financial technology careers.

The Quantitative Finance concentration is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designated, offering students on a VISA an extended OPT upon completion of the degree.

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Required courses

  • ACT 670 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 650 Finance for Decision Making
  • FIN 655 Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • FIN 670 Investment Analysis
  • FIN 672 International Financial Management
  • FIN 691 Options, Futures, and other Derivatives
  • FIN 698 Financial Institutions Management

Elective courses

Students can choose between either a general finance or quantitative finance concentration for their degree

For MSF general finance degree: students may choose three elective courses from the following courses:

  • FIN 675 Fixed Income Analysis
  • FIN 684 Finance Seminar
  • FIN 685 Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
  • FIN 686 Ethics in Finance
  • FIN 692 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 693 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FIN 697 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 699 Internship/Practicum
  • Other graduate business course approved by the MSF Coordinator

For MSF quantitative finance concentration degree (STEM program): students may choose three electives from the following courses

  • FIN 675 Fixed Income Analysis
  • FIN 692 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 697 Financial Modeling
  • POM 681 Business Analytics and Data Mining
  • Other graduate course in mathematics, statistics, computer science, data analytics approved by the program coordinator

Prerequisites or additional requirements (as needed)

  • ACT 500 Financial Accounting
  • FIN 500 Economic Concepts for Managers
  • POM 500 Statistical Analysis

Career opportunities

The MSF program prepares you for various career opportunities, including as

  • a financial analyst working for commercial banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and in government
  • a securities, commodities, and financial services sales agent working for brokerage firms, investment banks, and trading companies
  • a financial manager or personal financial advisor


Duong Nguyen

Associate Professor
Accounting & Finance
Charlton College of Business 220


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