Elective courses can be chosen according to either individual needs and preferences or to conform to one of the suggested tracks listed below. It is not necessary for a student to designate or complete a particular track to satisfy the program’s requirements. The tracks listed below are merely illustrations of coherent courses of study that students might choose.
Beyond the tracks listed below, the program offers a number of electives in corporate finance, dealing with the choice and financing of investment projects, firms’ determination of dividend policy, optimal capital structure, financial reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, start-up financing, deal structure, incentive design, valuation of high risk projects, initial public offerings, etc. However, we believe that our students’ comparative advantage lies in other areas encompassed within the modern investment bank such as asset management, risk management, derivatives pricing and trading, fixed income analytics, and other areas where a quantitative background in theoretical and practical aspects of modern finance is essential.
Students looking for information on key program requirements and core courses can find that information here.
The following courses are pre-approved as eligible electives toward the Master in Finance degree. Some of these courses have prerequisites, or require permission of the respective instructors.
Importantly, any course not on the pre-approved elective list must be pre-approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and will not be considered unless it meets the following criteria: a) having regular homework assignments b) a final exam, and c) is a full semester (not a half semester) course.
Please check this page for the most current updates regarding courses eligible as elective courses, as courses are often added or removed from this list. Not all courses may be offered every year. Please check with the relevant departments to confirm their offerings in any given year.
In addition to browsing the lists below, you can view descriptions of currently-available electives on the Registrar’s Office website.