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Finance MS

Semester Requirements

http://saunders.rit.edu/graduate/ms_finance.php

Program overview

The master of science degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Curriculum

The program of study consists of 10 courses and a field exam. Candidates must successfully complete the comprehensive field exam.

Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 3
FINC-725 Securities and Investment Analysis 3
FINC-760 Finance in a Global Environment 3
FINC-722 Financial Management II 3
FINC-740 Options and Futures 3
FINC-742 Financial Modeling and Analysis 3
  One 700-level Statistics Course 3
  One 700-level Economics Course 3
  One 700-level Finance Course 3
FINC-790 Field Exam 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 31

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in finance, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit a current resume, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from accredited American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.

Accepted students may defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The master of science degree in finance is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. The courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall quarter.

Curriculum

The program of study consists of 12 courses and a comprehensive exam. Candidates must successfully complete the comprehensive field exam.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0101-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 4
0103-705 Economics for Managers 4
0104-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 4
0104-722 Financial Management II 4
0104-725 Securities and Investment Analysis 4
0104-740 Options and Futures 4
0104-742 Financial Modeling and Analysis 4
0104-760 Finance in a Global Environment 4
0106-782 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making 4
  Finance Elective 4
  Free Electives 8
Total Quarter Credit Hours 48

Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
ACCT-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 3
FINC-725 Securities and Investment Analysis 3
FINC-760 Finance in a Global Environment 3
FINC-722 Financial Management II 3
FINC-740 Options and Futures 3
FINC-742 Financial Modeling and Analysis 3
  One 700-level Statistics Course 3
  One 700-level Economics Course 3
  One 700-level Finance Course 3
FINC-790 Field Exam 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 31

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in finance, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit a current resume, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from accredited American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.

Additional information

Deferment

Accepted students may defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.