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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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

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.


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 42 credit hours of which 33 credit hours of course work and nine credit hours of thesis. Students with relevant background can waive some of the core courses but must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours 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 Concentrations (12 credits)

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

3. FinTech Concentration (12 cr.)

The student must complete the following course:

  • FINC 520/5340 - Financial Computing (3 cr.)

In addition the student chooses 3 courses (9 cr.) from the folllowing concentration courses:

FINC 512/5313 - Options and Derivatives (3 cr.)  

FINC 514/5353 - Financial Risk Analysis (3 cr.)  

MGMT 510/5307 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 cr.)  

FINC 570/5370 - Selected Topics in Financial Management (3 cr.)  

CSCE 565/5261 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3 cr.)  

Research Methodology (3 credit hours)

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

Thesis (9 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.