Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Finance, Master of Science (MSF)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree offers a comprehensive graduate education that address the core subject areas of financial information, investments, corporate finance, data analytics and economics. The program offers an elective course structure that provides students with the option to either focus more deeply in the fields of banking, corporate finance, investment services, and economics or a more generalized structure that touches upon elements of each.

The MSF consists of 10-13 courses for 30-39 semester credit hours. The MSF degree requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence at Walsh. The MSF degree is available as a dual degree with the MBA.

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.

MSF Foundation Courses

COM 510LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

3

FIN 500PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

3

MGT 502FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

3

MSF Core Courses

ACC 510FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

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

MSF Elective Courses –Select 3

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 1

FIN 690FINANCE SIMULATION

3

FIN 691CFA RESEARCH CHALLENGE

3

FIN 692ACG CUP COMPETITION

3

FIN 699CAPSTONE INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE

3

MSF Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MSF electives listed above.

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 of 30 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 12 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence in the 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.”