UT Dallas 2020 Graduate Catalog

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Master of Science in Finance

36 semester credit hours minimum

Faculty

Professors: Ashiq Ali, Gary Bolton, William M. Cready, Theodore E. Day, Umit G. Gurun, Stanley Liebowitz, Vikram Nanda, Suresh Radhakrishnan, Michael J. Rebello, Harold Zhang

Associate Professors: Nina Baranchuk, Zhonglan Dai, Rebecca Files, Kyle Hyndman, Surya N. Janakiraman, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr., Jun Li, Ningzhong Li, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan, Naim Bugra Ozel, Gil Sadka, David J. Springate, Kelsey D. Wei, Han (Victor) Xia, Yexiao Xu, Alejandro Zentner, Jieying Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Feng Zhao, Yibin Zhou

Assistant Professors: Meng Li, Jean-Marie Meier, Alejandro Rivera Mesias, Alessio Saretto, Simon Siegenthaler, Xiaoxiao Tang, Christian Von-Drathen, Steven Xiao

Professor Emeritus: Dale Osborne

Clinical Professors: John Barden, David Cordell, John Gamino, Randall S. Guttery, Peter Lewin, Jeffrey Manzi

Clinical Associate Professor: Carolyn Reichert

Clinical Assistant Professors: Moran Blueshtein, Ayfer Gurun, Revansiddha Khanapure, Liping Ma, Drew Peabody

Senior Lecturers: Frank Anderson, Tiffany A. Bortz, Richard Bowen, George DeCourcy, Amal El-Ashmawi, Mary Beth Goodrich, Jennifer G. Johnson, Chris Linsteadt, Joseph Mauriello, Robert (Stephen) Molina, Matt Polze, Debra Richardson, Steven Solcher, Kathy Zolton

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Finance (MS FIN) is a minimum 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program that provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed by finance professionals. Students gain the quantitative and managerial skills to analyze financial information, make financial decisions and valuations, select and analyze portfolios and manage risk.

The core courses provide the foundation for evaluating financial issues. The finance electives allow students to apply those tools to the complex business issues experienced by business organizations. The Jindal School offers two options for students.

The Jindal School offers two options for students: (1) The MS Finance Program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace and tailor the degree for specific career opportunities in finance or real estate. Admission to the program occurs in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. (2) The MS Finance Cohort Program is a one-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. It is designed for students from various backgrounds to gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in finance. The program is a lock-step program with no flexibility in choosing electives. Special tuition, fees and admissions requirements apply and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees. Admission to the program occurs only in the Fall semester.

To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate degree is required (all majors are considered). Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in all graduate courses taken in the degree program, excluding program prerequisites to qualify for the MS degree.

Prerequisites

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Finance degree program are required to complete one semester credit hour of MAS 6102 Professional Development. In addition, knowledge of calculus and statistics are required and students who have not completed undergraduate calculus and statistics courses may satisfy the prerequisites by completing OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundations of Business and OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, however, the grade achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student's grade-point average (GPA). All program prerequisites must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study as a degree-seeking student.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 18 semester credit hours

Students must complete the following Core courses or their equivalents.

ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting

or ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers

FIN 6301 Financial Management

FIN 6307 Mathematical Methods for Finance

FIN 6318 Analytics of Finance

FIN 6352 Financial Modeling for Valuation

or FIN 6353 Financial Modeling for Investment Analysis

FIN 6360 Derivatives Markets

Specialized Concentrations: 18 semester credit hours

Students may choose from one of the following five specialized concentrations. Also, students may seek to substitute one three-semester credit hour graduate-level course, excluding FIN core courses and FIN 6300 as a free elective in the degree plan with the approval of the program director and the area coordinator.

Concentrations: 18 semester credit hours

Financial Analyst (CFA) Concentration (18 semester credit hours)

Students must complete 18 semester credit hours from the courses below.

ACCT 6344 Financial Statement Analysis

FIN 6308 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets

FIN 6310 Investment Theory and Practice

FIN 6314 Fixed Income Securities

FIN 6325 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

FIN 6330 Behavioral Finance

FIN 6353 Financial Modeling for Investment Analysis (if not used in core)

FIN 6364 Portfolio Analysis and Management

FIN 6368 Financial Information and Analysis

FIN 6370 Advanced Theory of Finance and Its Applications

FIN 6380 Global Fund Management

FIN 6392 Financial Technology and Blockchain

FIN 6V98 Finance Internship

Corporate Finance/Investment Banking Concentration (18 semester credit hours)

Students must complete a combination of 18 semester credit hours with a maximum of six semester credit hours from the General Corporate Finance Electives.  

Corporate Finance Required Electives (12 to 18 semester credit hours)

FIN 6315 Entrepreneurial Finance

FIN 6316 Private Equity Finance

FIN 6350 Advanced Corporate Finance

FIN 6352 Financial Modeling for Valuation (if not used in core)

FIN 6355 Corporate Finance and Policy

FIN 6356 Mergers and Acquisitions

FIN 6357 Corporate Restructuring and Turnarounds

FIN 6366 International Financial Management

FIN 6370 Advanced Theory of Finance and Its Applications

FIN 6V98 Finance Internship

General Corporate Finance Electives (up to 6 semester credit hours)

ACCT 6330 Intermediate Financial Accounting I

ACCT 6332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

MECO 6352 Financial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Real Estate Concentration (18 semester credit hours)

Students must complete a combination of 18 semester credit hours with a maximum of six semester credit hours from the General Real Estate Finance Electives.  

Real Estate Finance Required Electives (12 to 15 semester credit hours)

FIN 6321 Introduction to Real Estate

FIN 6322 Real Estate Finance and Investment

FIN 6323 Real Estate Market Analysis and Investment

FIN 6326 Real Estate Law and Contracts

FIN 6V98 Finance Internship

General Real Estate Finance Electives (up to semester credit hours)

FIN 6308 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets

FIN 6314 Fixed Income Securities

FIN 6315 Entrepreneurial Finance

FIN 6325 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Financial Technology Concentration (18 semester credit hours)

Students must complete a combination of 18 semester credit hours with a maximum of six semester credit hours from the General Financial Technology Electives.  

Financial Technology Required Electives (12 to 18 semester credit hours)

FIN 6310 Investment Theory and Practice

FIN 6325 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

FIN 6368 Financial Information and Analysis

FIN 6380 Global Fund Management

FIN 6392 Financial Technology and Blockchain

FIN 6V98 Finance Internship

General Financial Technology Electives (up to 6 semester credit hours)

BUAN 6320 Database Foundations for Business Analytics

or MIS 6320 Database Foundations

MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing

MIS 6324 Business Analytics with SAS

or MIS 6356 Business Analytics with R

Financial Management Concentration (18 semester credit hours)

Students must complete a combination of 18 semester credit hours with a maximum of six semester credit hours from the General Electives.

Finance Elective Courses (at least 12 semester credit hours)

FIN 6308 Regulation of Business and Financial Markets

FIN 6310 Investment Theory and Practice

FIN 6314 Fixed Income Securities

FIN 6315 Entrepreneurial Finance

FIN 6316 Private Equity Finance

FIN 6321 Introduction to Real Estate

FIN 6322 Real Estate Finance and Investment

FIN 6323 Real Estate Market Analysis and Investment

FIN 6325 Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

FIN 6326 Real Estate Law and Contracts

FIN 6330 Behavioral Finance

FIN 6335 Energy Finance

FIN 6350 Advanced Corporate Finance

FIN 6352 Financial Modeling for Valuation (if not used in core)

FIN 6353 Financial Modeling for Investment Analysis (if not used in core)

FIN 6355 Corporate Finance and Policy

FIN 6356 Mergers and Acquisitions

FIN 6357 Corporate Restructuring and Turnarounds

FIN 6362 Quantitative Financial Management

FIN 6364 Portfolio Analysis and Management

FIN 6366 International Financial Management

FIN 6368 Financial Information and Analysis

FIN 6370 Advanced Theory of Finance and Its Applications

FIN 6380 Global Fund Management

FIN 6381 Introductory Mathematical Finance

FIN 6382 Numerical and Statistical Methods in Finance

FIN 6392 Financial Technology and Blockchain

FIN 6V98 Finance Internship

FIN 6V99 Special Topics in Finance

General Elective Courses (up to 6 semester credit hours)

Students can take up to 6 semester credit hours from any master level courses in ACCT, BUAN, ENGY, FIN, MECO, MIS or OPRE except FIN 6300, OPRE 6301, OPRE 6303 and ACCT 6202.

 

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