Master of Science in Finance
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Analyze financial data to support a given investment decision.
- Evaluate the historical investment performance of a security/portfolio, including calculating risk and return.
- Estimate the value of business entities (both public and private) using relevant financial data.
Applicants to the STEM designated M.S.F. program are considered for admission based on their undergraduate cumulative grade point averages, resumes, goal statements, and other criteria established by the faculty. Some candidates may be eligible for admission without the GMAT exam. For current admission requirements visit https://bloch.umkc.edu/graduate-program/msf/admissions/.
The master of science in finance (M.S.F.) is for students and executives seeking specialized training in finance in preparation for financial certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), as well as for acquiring career advancement skills in a variety of financial fields.
Our nationally and globally diverse faculty is comprised of experienced educators and recognized scholars who combine theory with practice to provide a balanced learning experience.
The M.S.F. is a 30 hour program and courses are offered in fall, spring and summer semesters. Students entering the program must meet prerequisites in accounting, finance and statistics. Most courses are offered in the evening and students can pursue the degree part-time or full-time.
The Master of Science in Finance consists of the following three main parts:
1. Core classes required of all M.S.F. students (15 hours)
2. Quantitative finance electives (6 hours)
3. Graduate electives as approved by the Finance Department Chair or designee (9 hours). See graduate finance course options below.
Total hours (30 hours)
An M.S.F. program of study must include 30 credit hours with a minimum of 24 hours of that course work completed at UMKC. Transfer credit will be considered in accordance with the guidelines in the Master’s Degrees Academic Regulations section of the catalog. A petition to substitute a higher-level class will be considered for students who have completed college-level course work comparable to required M.S.F. classes.
The core curriculum for all tracks includes the following courses:
|FIN 5552||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|FIN 5553||Investment Analysis||3|
|FIN 5560||Financial Modeling||3|
|FIN 5561||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|FIN 5563||Valuation/Mergers and Acquisitions||3|
Students will select two of the following quantitative finance classes:
|FIN 5557||Derivative Securities||3|
|FIN 5562||Fixed Income Analysis||3|
|FIN 5564||Portfolio Management||3|
|FIN 5567||Payment Systems||3|
|FIN 5576||Fundamentals of Fintech||3|
For the remaining three courses (9 credit hours), in addition to other graduate electives approved by the Finance Department Chair or designee, other eligible finance courses include:
|FIN 5536||Corporate Financial Strategy||3|
|FIN 5556||Management Of Financial Intermediaries||3|
|FIN 5565||Alternative Investments||3|
|FIN 5582||Seminar In Finance||3|
|FIN 5587||Special Topics||3|