Online MS in Finance and Analytics Courses
The Online Master’s in Finance and Analytics consists of six core courses worth 24 total units of credit, plus a further 12 units of elective courses which can be completed over 3 to 5 courses.
Due to the heavily quantitative nature of the Online Master’s in Finance and Analytics, applicants should provide evidence of successful completion of coursework in the following subject areas during or following their undergraduate education:
- Statistics: Content should include topics in statistics, descriptive statistics, regression, probability, random variables and distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for 1 and 2 populations, goodness of fit, and contingency tables
- Calculus 1: Content should include differential and integral calculus; key concepts of limit, derivative, and continuity; derivatives in graphing and optimizing functions; and fundamental theorem of calculus
Applicants who have not completed these courses may be considered for provisional admission to the Online MSFA program, contingent upon their completion prior to enrolling in the program.
Stand Out With Finance Forward Courses
In the Online MSFA program, you’ll learn more than just a new set of leading-edge finance and analytics skills. Our program theme of “Finance Forward” ensures you develop the clarity to select the correct tool for the task at hand and the confidence to deploy it expertly.
In each course, you will be presented with a complex business challenge which you will work to overcome with the use of a new analytical approach or method. At each course’s end, you will record a reflection that will be compiled into an ePortfolio to be presented at the end of the program. In doing so, you’ll develop a holistic sense of how these tools fit together and the broad strategic sensibility to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Core Courses (20 units)
FNCE 2400, Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis (4 units)
MSIS 2402, Math for Finance and Analytics With R (4 units)
MSIS 2403, Database Management Systems (2 units)
FNCE 2409, Econometrics (2 units)
IDIS 3802 (MSIS 2407), Data Analytics With Python (4 units)
FNCE 3491 (FNCE 2405), Investments (4 units)
Experiential Learning (4 units, choose one of the following)
There are two ways that MSFA students may fulfill the experiential learning program requirement for the program: Practicum and Capstone experiences. Both of these experiential learning projects require students to use real data and to take their classroom learnings and apply them to real problems.
Experiential learning in the Online MSFA program offers a unique opportunity to connect directly to leading companies and potential employers. Standout organizations serve as practicum partners for the program, including Cisco, Intuit, Credit Suisse, Oracle, Nuveen, Franklin Templeton Investments, and many more.