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Academics

Fisher’s Specialized Master in Finance curriculum will give you the analytical and soft skills you need to have a successful professional career in today’s global financial markets. Your finance courses are designed with an applied orientation yet are based on the principles of the theory and practice of modern finance. Your faculty, composed of world-renowned academics and experienced practitioners, will expose you to the latest developments in the research and practice of finance through a wide range of electives.

Fisher Specialized Master in Finance Curriculum Overview

Core classes appear in bold

Pre-TermFall SemesterSpring Semester

 

First Term

Second Term

First Term

Second Term

Orientation

Corporate I

Leadership

Team Project

Economics II

Turbo Finance

Data Analysis I

Economics I

Elective

Elective

Software Training

Investments I

Derivatives I

Elective

Elective

Professional Development

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective 

Networking 

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

The Specialized Master in Finance program comprises 30 semester-hours of coursework.

Core

Required coursework will give you in-depth training in financial and quantitative analytical skills, develop your teamwork and communication skills and introduce you to principles of ethical and professional conduct. You will also have practical learning opportunities through software training and a project collaboration with industry professionals.

Electives

Our curriculum’s flexibility allows you to decide if you want to pursue a specialization track. You will also be encouraged to pursue a professional designation, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Financial Risk Manager (FRM). Through our Applied Finance Seminar, you will be exposed to the practice of finance and have professional networking opportunities.