Online MSFA Curriculum at the Leavey School of Business
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.
IDIS 3598-P, Practicum (4 units)
IDIS 3598-C, Capstone (4 units)
Electives (12 units, to be selected from the following)
FNCE 2404, Introduction to Time Series forecasting (2 units)
FNCE 2408, Analytics in Finance (2 units)
FNCE 3460, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring (4 units)
FNCE 3807, Intro to FinTech (2 units)
FNCE 3728, Alternative Investments | Partnerships and Venture Capital (2 units)
FNCE 3484, Financial Engineering (4 units)
FNCE 3482, Business Valuation (4 units)
MKTG 3597, Marketing Analytics
MSIS XXXX, Machine Learning (4 units)
FNCE XXX, Financial Planning and Analysis (4 units)
Upcoming Application Deadlines
MSBA, MSFA, MSM
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