The MSF-Q specialization combines PhD courses with advanced MS Finance courses, and is aimed at students who are interested in taking highly quantitative finance classes without continuing into the PhD program and writing a dissertation. It is ideal preparation for students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Finance but lack the necessary quantitative skills.
Students seeking to pursue this specialization are admitted in fall semesters only and must first receive approval from the MSF-Q Specialization Director and Finance Department Chair. Such students will usually have a solid quantitative background; with knowledge of calculus, mathematical statistics, and linear algebra. This specialization may be taken on a full- or part-time basis; however, Ph.D. level courses are offered only during the day.
Credit hours required for this degree: 36.0
The MSF-Q specialization consists of 36 hours of coursework. There is a required core of 4 Ph.D. level courses (10.5 credit hours) and 4 MS level courses (7.5 credit hours). Students can select the remaining credit hours from the elective courses listed below. Other MS Finance courses can be counted as credit towards the degree subject to the approval of the MSF-Q specialization Director.