MS in Applied Finance Curriculum

MS in Applied Finance Curriculum

Master of Science in Applied Finance

Unlike other degree programs in finance that concentrate almost exclusively on theoretical concepts, the Graziadio School's MS in Applied Finance takes a more holistic approach to prepare our students for a variety of financial careers. This 12-15 month program features a curriculum that focuses on the application of theory to real-world business needs. In the optional fourth trimester, students may enroll in a 0-unit internship practicum in order to apply their learning and gain additional experience prior to graduation.

The MS in Applied Finance is open to recent college graduates who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in business. The program will give students a solid foundation with the core skills and knowledge needed to launch a career in finance.

Curriculum Tracks

Students may choose from three curriculum tracks:

Curriculum 1: Real Estate

This track focuses on the real estate finance and investments. It prepares students to become asset managers who understand that real estate is an integral part of portfolio investments, business valuation, equity analysis, and financial modeling. 

Career opportunities include:

Curriculum 1: Real Estate

Core Classes (economics, quantitative methods, accounting and finance)

36 units

Electives (limited to ACCT 641, FINC 642, FINC 646, or LEGL 648)

2 units

Internship Practicum (optional)

0 units

Total Units Required

38 units

 


Curriculum 2: Financial Management

This track addresses topics relevant to a career in corporate finance. Required classes include: Strategic Issues in Finance, Capital Markets, Working Capital Management, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Career opportunities include:

Curriculum 2: Financial Management Units

Core Classes (economics, quantitative methods, accounting and finance)

35 units

Electives (limited to ACCT, DESC, ECNM and FINC prefix courses)

4 units

Internship Practicum (optional)

0 units

Total Units Required

39 units

 


Curriculum 3: Investments

This track emphasizes on skills in such in-demand expertise as business valuation, equity analysis, and investment banking. Additionally, it provides knowledge to prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.

Career opportunities include:

Curriculum 3: Investments Units

Core Classes (economics, quantitative methods, accounting and finance)

35 units

Electives (limited to ACCT, DESC, ECNM and FINC prefix courses)

4 units

Internship Practicum (optional)

0 units

Total Units Required

39 units