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Elective Courses

Pursuing a specialization track allows you to develop valuable expertise and become attractive to employers in a specific area of finance. You will be encouraged to pursue one of the following tracks (with related electives listed under each track):

Corporate FinanceInvestment ManagementRisk ManagementReal Estate

Corporate II:
Mergers & Acquisitions, Hostile Takeovers, Leveraged Buyouts

Investments II:
Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk

Risk Management I:
Corporate and Money-Manager Risk Management

Real Estate I:
Property Management, Property Law

Corporate III:
Spinoffs, Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring

Investments III:
Equity and Fixed-Income Portfolio Management

Risk Management II:
Applied Enterprise Risk Management

Real Estate II:
Real Estate Finance and Valuation, REITs

Corporate IV:
Advanced topics that include Corporate Governance, Project Finance, Loan Syndication, Real Options

Student Investment Management

Derivatives II:
Advanced Derivatives Valuation, Financial Engineering

Behavioral Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance

Trading and Markets

Investments II:
Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk

Private Equity

Private Equity

Derivatives II:
Advanced Derivatives Valuation, Financial Engineering

Trading and Markets

Investments II:
Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk

Financial Modeling

Financial Modeling

Insurance

 

Behavioral Finance

Behavioral Finance

Behavioral Finance

 

International Finance

Private Equity

 Financial Institutions

 

Corporate Financial Reporting (AMIS)

Corporate Financial Reporting (AMIS)

   

Financial Statement Analysis (AMIS)

Financial Statement Analysis (AMIS)

   

Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions (AMIS)

 

   

Students specializing in Investment Management will have the opportunity to participate in the Student Investment Management (SIM) program.

The Specialized Master in Finance program requires completion of 30 semester hours of elective coursework.  Electives are taken together with MBA and other graduate students in Fisher College, thus offering SMF students an opportunity to interact and collaborate with students from a diverse set of educational backgrounds and professional experiences.

Students will also be encouraged to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) professional designations and can customize their program of studies to prepare themselves for these examinations.