Sep 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, M.S.F.


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The curriculum of the M.S.F. program is designed to transform students’ understanding of business and the global economy, equipping them with the skills and relationships needed to succeed in the financial services marketplace. Students will take a total of 32 credit hours, of which 22 credit hours are finance courses in this one-year, predominantly lock-step program. Each 14-week term is divided into two seven-week modules, A and B, with each module course being two credit hours. To meet student needs, classes are scheduled in the morning, afternoon and evening, Monday through Thursday, as well as Saturday morning. Each class meets for approximately three and a half hours once a week. Students go through the program as a cohort group.

The Cox School of Business seeks candidates with either nonbusiness or business undergraduate degrees who wish to acquire graduate-level skills in order to enhance career prospects in the field of finance. Candidates who demonstrate analytical capabilities, leadership experience, interpersonal and communication skills, and personal commitment and motivation are invited to apply. The Admissions Committee seeks candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, leadership qualities, and management potential. To assess these characteristics, the committee will look to the following elements to help identify a candidate’s potential to succeed in the program: GMAT or GRE graduate school admission/entry test scores, previous academic records, recommendations that speak to a candidate’s professional performance and self-evaluation essays. For complete details and an application packet, students should visit www.coxmsf.com or contact the Cox Admissions Office: telephone 214-768-1214 or 1-800-472-3622; fax 214-768-3956; msfinance@mail.smu.edu.

Curriculum


M.S.F. Class 2021: Entry Fall 2020, Graduate Spring 2021

Total Credit Hours: 32

Term 1 – Fall


Term 2 – Spring


Credit Hours Summary for M.S.F. Program


4 credit hours of required accounting courses
2 credit hours of required business administration courses
22 credit hours of required finance courses
4 credit hours of electives

32 credit hours total for Cox M.S.F. degree

*Consult with director of M.S.F. Program for appropriate electives. Those without any undergraduate accounting should take ACCT 6201 and ACCT 6202, and most others with some undergraduate accounting will take ACCT 6210 and ACCT 6211, among other choices.

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