Courses and Program Structure

From financial statement analysis and reporting, to investments and portfolio management, our courses give you a wide range of financial expertise and put you on the fast track to a rewarding career. In addition to foundational courses, we provide CFA workshops to prepare you for the designation, and to write the Level 1 exam.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not studied in an English language environment may begin their studies with the 8-week course: MFin English for Academic Purposes.

Outline of the Academic Year:

Pre-MFin English Program - End of June through August

First Semester
MFIN 5500: Microeconomics and Business Strategy  
MFIN 5540: Financial Reporting and Analysis   
MFIN 6603: Applied Statistics and Data Analysis   
MFIN 5501: Macroeconomics and Public Policy  
MFIN 6663: Financial Management   
Second Semester
MFIN 6641: Financial Statement Analysis  
MFIN 6664: Corporate Finance  
MFIN 6666: Investments   
MFIN 6667:  Futures and Options   
MFIN 6670:  Fixed Income Securities Analysis   
MFIN 6672:  Applied Portfolio Management  
Third Semester
MFIN 6609: Econometrics and Business Forecasting
MFIN 6671:  Financial Markets and Institutions
MFIN 6676: International Business Financing and Banking 
CFA Workshop & CFA Exam 
MFIN 6669: Risk Management (non-MRP option only)
MFIN 6690: Special Topics in Finance and Research Methodology 
MFIN 6691: Investment Banking (non-MRP option only) 
MFIN 6692: 

Masters Research Project *

*Note: This is optional for those interested in pursuing a research project. It is a 6.0 credit hour course in lieu of MFIN 6669 and MFIN 6691.

For specific course information, please refer to the latest Saint Mary’s Graduate Academic Calendar.