Master of Science in Finance - Corporate Finance (MSFC)
In the 10-month Master of Science in Corporate Finance (MSFC) track, students gain a rigorous and comprehensive education in securities research, capital raising, derivative pricing and fixed income. Practicum projects in partnership with financial and non-financial firms are built into the curriculum, so all MSFC students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real-world clients.
The MSFC degree requires the completion 30.5 credits, including 20 required credits and 10.5 elective credits.
The MSFC curriculum (PDF) can be accessed for more information.
All Specialized Master’s Programs students kick off their degrees with a multipronged orientation program designed to prepare them for academic, personal and professional success.
Students will participate in Passport, Career Stamp, and SMP Start, and they will complete foundational courses during the summer prior to beginning their fall semester at Olin.
Students new to the United States and non-native English speakers begin with Passport, during which they will acclimate to the Olin Business School culture and strengthen their English and business communication skills. The entire cohort of students will participate in Career Stamp, which serves as a catalyst for students to help them get started in their career search and preparation processes, and SMP Start, which orients everyone to the ins and outs of Washington University. Finally, students complete SMP Graduate Orientation (GO) Week, which includes workshops and events to help students with their final preparations before the start of their first semester. These programs are packed with opportunities for students to bond with their program cohort and to connect with their peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.
Simultaneously, students will complete online, asynchronous foundation courses to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their degree program.
Students must complete the following courses:
- ACCT 503 Business Analysis Using Financial Statements (1.5 credits)
- ACCT 503B Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements (1.5 credits)
- FIN 501P CFAR Practicum (3 credits)
- FIN 524 Options and Futures (1.5 credits)
- FIN 524B Derivative Securities (1.5 credits)
- FIN 525 Fixed Income Securities (1.5 credits)
- FIN 527 Financial Markets (1.5 credits)
- FIN 528 Investment Praxis (3 credits)
- FIN 532 Investment Theory (1.5 credits)
- FIN 534 Advanced Corporate Finance I - Valuation (1.5 credits)
- FIN 534B Advanced Corporate Finance II - Financing (1.5 credits)
- FIN 553 Corporate Finance and Investments Industry Seminar (0.5 credits)
Students also choose one of the following courses:
- FIN 560A Research Methods in Finance; strongly recommended (3 credits)
- DAT 537 Data Analysis, Forecasting and Risk Analysis (3 credits)
Students complete a minimum of 7.5 units of elective courses.