Curriculum

A curriculum designed to fit your personal interests

The Vanderbilt MS Finance program requires degree candidates to successfully complete 32 hours of coursework. The MS Finance curriculum combines a strong core of required courses with a variety of advanced MBA electives. Small MSF core classes and courses taken with MBA students maximize interaction and learning throughout the program.

The academic calendar at Owen is based on the module (mod) system. Each mod consists of seven weeks, and two mods equal one semester. The mod system allows MS Finance students the personal freedom and flexibility to take a wider variety of electives during their nine-month program.

Below are the two most commonly selected curriculum tracks. The faculty director will work closely with you to design a curriculum track based on your interests and background.

The MS Finance curriculum begins with a one-week intensive introductory course, Financial Economics I, taught during the first week of August. The rest of the courses are taught over the two modules during the Fall and two modules during the Spring, as depicted in the following graphic:

MSF Curriculum_618x165

*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change. Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.

Required Courses - Orientation Week

Course Title
Credits
Financial Economics 1
2


Required Courses - Mod I

Course Title
Credits
Introduction to Financial Accounting
2
Financial Economics II (MSF)
2
Econometrics (MSF)
2
Financial Modeling (MSF)
2

Required Courses - Mod II

Course Title
Credits
Econometrics (MSF)
2
Corporate Valuation
2
Derivatives Markets
2

Suggested Electives

Course Title
Credits
Financial Modeling (MSF)
2
Game Theory and Business Strategy
2
Corporate Financial Policy
2
International Financial Markets
2
Equities Markets
2
Bond Markets
2
Financial Institutions
2
Real Estate Financial Analysis
2
Real Estate Development
2
Negotiation
2
Derivation Securities Valuation
2
Special Topics in Accounting: Federal Income Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions  2