Apr 24, 2019  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Finance, with concentrations in Corporate Finance, and Investments (M.Sc.)


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The MSc in Finance directly targets the expertise required in today’s global financial environment. This program gives a clear understanding of practical financial decision-making. Graduates work in investment and merchant banks, insurance and pension funds, and for governments and multinational companies.


Admission

All applicants must satisfy the university’s graduate admission requirements and obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). The Applicant must present a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or very good for non-GPA measured degrees. No previous working experience is needed.

To obtain the MSc in Finance degree, students must complete 37 credit hours of which 31 credit hours of course work and six credit hours of thesis. Students with relevant background can waive up to two core courses but must complete a minimum of 31 credit hours (courses and thesis) to be awarded the degree. A research methodology course will be mandatory.

The program will consist of 11 for-credit courses plus a thesis designed to be completed in two full years.

MSc Core Courses (18 credits)


Students must complete six core courses before attempting to take any of the elective courses. Students with relevant background can waive up to two core courses. The core courses are:
 

MSc Electives (12 credits)


The student must complete all core courses before attempting to take any of the elective courses. The student specializes in one of two concentration fields which are Investments and Corporate Finance. The student must take four courses (12 cr.) from his concentration field.
 

Research Methodology (1 Credit hour)


A student must take a research methodology course before starting the thesis.

Thesis (six credit hours)


The thesis is not allowed to be submitted for examination until the student has made a presentation of a major part of it at a department seminar.
 

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