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M.S. in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers comprehensive training in global financial markets, financial theory, analysis, and strategy. Designed for finance professionals looking to advance their careers as well as for students interested in launching a career in finance, the MSF program provides a focused, intensive course of study in the technical aspects of corporate finance, business and security valuation, trading strategies, hedging, and corporate reorganization. The curriculum will also be helpful to students preparing for the CFA or CFP exams.

The first and only program of its kind in Rhode Island, the full-time MSF program will take one year—two semesters and a summer—to complete. Students may also elect to enroll in the program part time. The MSF program will be offered at URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus.

Curriculum

The URI Master of Science in Finance Program is designed for students with a variety of educational backgrounds, such as business, economics, engineering, computer science, or math. As outlined below, the MSF program can be taken as a full-time program or part time in the evenings. Please note that designations for the MSF courses.

Master of Science in Finance—Full-Time Program

Semester 1

  • Security and Investment Analysis
  • Applied Time Series Methods and Business Forecasting
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting
  • Advanced International Financial Management

Semester 2

  • Advanced Portfolio Theory and Security Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Theory
  • Derivative Markets
  • Fixed Income Analysis

Summer

  • Topics in Insurance: Risk Management
  • Hedge Fund and Investment Banking

Master of Science in Finance—Part-Time Program

Semester 1

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting
  • Security and Investment Analysis

Semester 2

  • Applied time Series Methods and Business Forecasting
  • Derivative Markets

Summer

  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Topics in Insurance: Risk Management

Semester 3

  • Advanced International Financial Management
  • Hedge Fund and Investment Banking

Semester 4

  • Advanced Portfolio Theory and Security Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Theory

 Careers

Upon program completion, MSF graduates will have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in investment banks, mutual funds, consulting companies, and major corporations.

CFAProgramThe University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration is the only university in New England to have been named a CFA Program Partner.
The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world; enrolling in a CFA Program is the first step toward earning this qualification.

Applying to the Program

Applications for the Master of Science in Finance program are now being accepted for Fall 2016. See full details about the admission process.

Contact

If you have questions about the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Rhode Island, please contact MSF Program Coordinator Michael Ice at michael_ice@uri.edu.

 

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