Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance

Program Overview

Walsh offers a dual degree program for students interested in both the business knowledge breadth of an MBA degree and the more specific subject matter depth of an MSF degree at the same time. The Walsh Dual MBA/MSF degree consists of 17-18 courses for 51-54 semester credit hours, dependent upon a student’s selection of courses. Successful completion of all required courses and graduation requirements will result in an award of both degrees.

The Dual MBA/MSF degree requires a minimum of 39 semester credit hours of core and elective credits in residence at Walsh.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

Dual MBA/MSF Foundation Course

MGT 502FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

3

Dual MBA/MSF Core Courses

ACC 510FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

BL 556BUSINESS LAW

3

COM 510LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

3

ECN 600FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

3

FIN 610FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

3

FIN 611INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE AND DATA ANALYTICS

3

FIN 620FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3

FIN 621FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

3

IT 520INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

MGT 600ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND LEADERSHIP

3

MGT 601DESIGN THINKING

3

MGT 621LEADING DEI CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS

3

MKT 550MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

3

QM 520BUSINESS ANALYTICS

3

Required MSF Elective Courses – Select Two:

ECN 601MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

3

ECN 602GLOBAL ECONOMICS

3

ECN 610APPLIED ECONOMICS

3

ECN 670SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC TOPICS AND ISSUES

3

FIN 612ADVANCED INVESTMENTS

3

FIN 613PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS AND ANALYTICAL CASE STUDIES

3

FIN 614COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

3

FIN 622ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3

FIN 623BUSINESS VALUATION

3

FIN 624MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

3

FIN 625RISK MANAGEMENT

3

FIN 630INTRO TO BANKING

3

FIN 631COMMERCIAL LENDING

3

FIN 632CREDIT UNDERWRITING AND ANALYSIS

3

FIN 633INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

3

FIN 670SEMINAR IN FINANCIAL TOPICS AND ISSUES

3

FIN 689DIRECT RESEARCH STUDY IN FINANCE

3

MSF Capstone Course – Select One:

FIN 690FINANCE SIMULATION

3

FIN 691CFA RESEARCH CHALLENGE

3

FIN 692ACG CUP COMPETITION

3

FIN 699CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE

3

Dual MBA/MSF Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MSF electives listed above.

Fast Track Option

Walsh Fast Track allows Master of Business Administration students the ability to complete a maximum of four doctoral-level courses as part of their master's degree requirements. Doctoral level courses successfully completed with a grade of “B” (3.000) or higher will be considered for advanced standing credit in the Doctor of Business Administration degree. A student must be in good standing to pursue the Fast Track program.  Completion of  doctoral level courses does not guarantee admission to doctoral level programs. 

The following doctoral level courses can be taken to replace master's level courses:

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACC 510 ACC 732
COM 510 COM 765
ECN 600 ECN 724
MKT 550  MKT 743

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Students are limited to no more than 6 semester credit hours of courses in directed study, practicum and/or internships.
  • Earn a minimum 51 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 39 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence in the MBA/MSF program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted towards graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”