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Prepare yourself for a career as a financial manager or financial leader in the corporate world. Advanced financial areas of study include economics, decision making, risk and return, global market analysis, strategic planning, reporting, and more.

Develop your leadership, international business, and operational skills in this finance program, which focuses on your career development and incorporates new and emerging technologies and electronic formats of finance.

Through the online program, you will learn the financial aspects of modern business, including solid analytical skills, financial decision-making skills, weighing risk and return, global marketing analysis, strategic planning and reporting, and financial ethical standards.



This program consists of four graduate online finance courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • FIN510 Financial Economics
    This course is an introduction to financial economics. It will cover the analytical tools and finance theory necessary to make good investment decisions and to understand the paradigm of security valuation. Important themes in the course include individual decision making, risk and return, arbitrage, and market equilibrium.
  • FIN520 Financial Reporting and Analysis
    The course studies the process of business analysis and valuation through the evaluation of financial statements. Topics include analysis of financial statements and ratio, strategic, prospective, equity and credit analysis.
  • FIN560 Derivatives and Asset Pricing
    This course provides a broad and detailed coverage of the derivatives markets including forwards, futures, swaps, and options. The role that derivative securities play in managing risk for multinational corporations, portfolio managers, and institutional investors is emphasized. Derivatives as speculative and hedging strategies are covered in detail.
  • FIN575 International Financial Management
    This course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the field of international finance. It covers the knowledge needed to manage the international aspects of multinational firms, the operations of international and foreign bank and financial institutions, and the operations of all firms, organizations, and individuals active in the current and future global business and financial environments.


A specialization in Finance pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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