Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Finance degree integrates mathematics, economics and accounting with the theories and applications of finance. Much like today’s workplace, the curriculum is infused with technology that gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market. The Bentley MSF has two paths. The first is a 10-course Finance path that can be completed in nine to 15 months. The second is a STEM-designated 12-course Quantitative Finance path that has more of a mathematical and capital markets focus that can be completed in 15 to 20 months. Select from the tabs for a detailed description of both paths.

Master of Science in Finance Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Foundation Requirements (up to 9 credits)
Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these courses.
GR 521Managerial Statistics3
GR 522Economic Environment of the Firm3
GR 524Accounting for Decision-Making3
Program Requirements (30 credits)
Core Courses (15 credits)
FI 623Investments3
FI 625Corporate Finance: Theory, Tools and Concepts3
FI 631Financial Modeling3
FI 751International Financial Management3
ST 625Quantitative Analysis for Business3
Electives (15 credits)
Select a minimum of four courses in Finance (FI) from the following list. The remaining fifth elective may be in Finance or any non-Finance elective at the 600 level or above.15
Corporate Finance: Applications and Advanced Topics
Fixed Income Valuation and Strategies
Equity Valuation
Derivatives
Advanced Portfolio Theory and Practice
Financial Strategy
Management of Financial Institutions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Computational Finance
Large Investments and International Project Finance
Internship in Finance

Master of Science in Finance: Quantitative Finance Track Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Foundation Requirements (up to 12 credits)
Students with the appropriate background may be waived from these courses.
GR 521Managerial Statistics3
GR 522Economic Environment of the Firm3
GR 524Accounting for Decision-Making3
GR 526Calculus3
Program Requirements (36 credits)
Core Courses (33 credits)
FI 623Investments3
FI 625Corporate Finance: Theory, Tools and Concepts3
FI 631Financial Modeling3
FI 635Fixed Income Valuation and Strategies3
FI 640Equity Valuation 13
FI 645Derivatives3
FI 650Advanced Portfolio Theory and Practice3
FI 751International Financial Management3
FI 774Computational Finance3
ST 625Quantitative Analysis for Business3
Choose one of the following:
MA 611Time Series Analysis 23
EC 621Business and Economic Forecasting 23
ST 635Intermediate Statistical Modeling for Business3
Elective Course (3 credits)
The remaining course may be in Finance (FI), Economics (EC), Math (MA) or Computer Science (CS) at the 600 or 700 level or another discipline with program director approval. 2