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MS Finance Curriculum

Purdue University’s 10-month Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program enables you to earn a premier degree from one of the nation’s top business schools while requiring limited time away from the job field. In your classes at Purdue, your studies will include classes in accounting; mergers and acquisitions; economics; risk management; and more.

In addition, you’ll cultivate your leadership skills, expand your potential, and adopt a global perspective. Our program typically enrolls students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, with most students in recent classes having degrees in various areas of business, economics, and engineering. There is no prerequisite course work as all MSF foundation courses are taught from the expectation that students do not have a prior background. Having a solid quantitative background, including completion of some college-level math or statistics course work, can be advantageous.

The MSF program is a STEM certified program. For details regarding the associated STEM OPT extension, please visit USCIS.

Your Coursework

To earn a Master of Science degree in Finance, you must complete 36 hours of coursework. Below is a sample track for our MSF students.

Summer Semester

Course Credit Hours
MGMT - Accounting for Managers 2
MGMT - Business Analytics 2
MGMT - Financial Management 2
MGMT - Investments 2

Fall - Module 1

Course Credit Hour
MGMT - Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis 2
MGMT - Advanced Corporate Finance 2
MGMT - Financial Modeling w/R (Selective Option) 2
MGMT - Python Programming (Selective Option) 2

Fall - Module 2

Course Credit Hours
MGMT - Fintech 2
MGMT - Financial Analytics w/Python 2
MGMT - Portfolio Management 2
MGMT - Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Reconstructing 2

Spring Module 3

Course Credit Hours
MGMT - International Financial Management 2
MGMT - Options and Futures 2
MGMT - Venture Capital & Investment Banking 2
MGMT - Advanced Business Analytics (Selective Option) 2

Spring Module 4

Course Credit Hours
ECON - Financial Econometrics 2
MGMT - Fixed Income Securities 2
MGMT - Financial Engineering 2

* 16-week courses spanning the entire semester
** Course can be replaced by MGMT 57300 - Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets
*** Financial Econometrics Extension allows for summer internship option and then extension courses taking in Fall Module 5&6.
Total Credits: 36

Financial Econometrics Optional Extension (Additional tuition & fees)

Fall Module 1 

Course Credit Hours
MGMT - R for Analytics 2
MGMT - Econometrics I 0

Fall Module 2

Course Credit Hours
MGMT - Web Data Analytics 2
MGMT - Econometrics I 3

For a searchable directory of courses visit Purdue's online Course Catalog.