The Master of Finance (M.Fin.) degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in investment management, corporate finance, and financial analysis careers. Core curriculum in most master’s level finance programs includes intensive study in financial analysis, managerial accounting, corporate finance and investment analysis. However, most finance programs (including MBA programs) typically introduce students to more fundamental coursework including accounting, economics, statistics, and quantitative methods before jumping into core curriculum topic. (Many programs require students to complete these fundamental finance course as prerequisites for admission.)
After core curriculum has been completed students can look forward to more advanced coursework – in both integrate and applied areas study – such as financial modeling, financial statement analysis, portfolio management, mergers and acquisition, advanced corporate finance, financial economics, derivatives and financial risk management, managerial economics, quantitative finance / computational finance and real options. Other topics addressed often include business ethics, business strategy and corporate governance.
Most Master of Finance programs require a bachelor’s degree as a prerequisite to admission. However, as long as all prerequisite coursework requirements are met (e.g., accounting, economics, statistics, etc.) an undergraduate degree in finance, business, or economics may not be required.
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