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:

 

  • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate II: Mergers & Acquisitions, Hostile Takeovers, Leveraged Buyouts
    • Corporate III: Spinoffs, Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring
    • Corporate IV: Advanced topics that include Corporate Governance, Project Finance, Loan Syndication, Real Options
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • Private Equity
    • Financial Modeling
    • Behavioral Finance
    • International Finance
    • Corporate Financial Reporting (AMIS)
    • Financial Statement Analysis (AMIS)
    • Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions (AMIS)
  • Investment Management
    • Investments II: Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk
    • Investments III: Equity and Fixed-Income Portfolio Management
    • Student Investment Management
    • Trading and Markets
    • Derivatives II: Advanced Derivatives Valuation, Financial Engineering
    • Financial Modeling
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Private Equity
    • Corporate Financial Reporting (AMIS)
    • Financial Statement Analysis (AMIS)
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management I: Corporate and Money-Manager Risk Management
    • Risk Management II: Applied Enterprise Risk Management
    • Derivatives II: Advanced Derivatives Valuation, Financial Engineering
    • Investments II: Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk
    • Trading and Markets
    • Insurance
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
    • Real Estate I: Property Management, Property Law
    • Real Estate II: Real Estate Finance and Valuation, REITs
    • Behavioral Finance
    • Private Equity
    • Investments II: Fixed Income Securities and Credit Risk

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 coursework, including 15 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.

 
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