Quantitative Finance and Business Administration, MSFMBA

Today’s rapidly evolving business world is disrupting industries, and businesses need leaders highly skilled in both finance and business. The MSFMBA combined degree program is designed to integrate business knowledge with a deep understanding of finance, preparing students to be the leaders that today’s business world demands.

The corporate residency will offer students an invaluable experience at the intersection of business and finance. Students work on real projects and make significant contributions to a team. They can choose a three-month, six-month, or even two six-month residencies. Far removed from the typical internship, this will take their work experience to a whole new level—as a valued member of the team at a leading business, students will be fully integrated in company culture, working side-by-side with staff members to deliver on organizational goals.

Quantitative Finance Major

Successful students will develop skills that integrate economics, mathematics, and computer science with financial theory and application. It is designed to help students develop the mathematically demanding quantitative skills and Fintech expertise required in today’s rapidly changing financial services industry. The finance portion of the combined-degree curriculum fulfills the necessary quantitative finance major requirements.

Concentration

Students select one business concentration. Concentration options include corporate finance and investment finance.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Business Administration Core Requirements

Required Core
Marketing
MKTG 6318Customer Value and the Enterprise2
Strategic Decision Making
ACCT 6318Analyzing Accounting Data for Strategic Decision Making2
STRT 6318Strategic Planning for the Future2
Management
FINA 6318Financial Management2
HRMG 6318Managing the Organization2
SCHM 6318Managing Operations and the Supply Chain2
Innovation and Social Impact
BUSN 6363Social Impact of Business2
ENTR 6318Innovating and Creating Futures2
Career Management
BUSN 6200Career Management0
BUSN 6950MBA Skills Workshop0
Corporate Residency
BUSN 6964Co-op Work Experience0
Three-month, six-month, or two six-month Corporate Residency placement options

Quantitative Finance Major Requirements

Required Core
FINA 6331Corporate Finance3
FINA 6332Fundamentals of Financial Math and Financial Markets3
FINA 6203Investment Analysis3
FINA 6335Derivatives and Risk Analytics3
FINA 6333Data Analytics in Finance3
FINA 6334Empirical Methods in Finance3

Concentration Options

Complete one of the following concentrations:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments

Concentration in Corporate Finance

Required Core
FINA 6320Advanced Financial Management3
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:3
Investment Analysis
Valuation and Value Creation
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:6
Investment Analysis
International Finance Management
Financial Strategy
Financial Modeling
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Private Equity
Business Turnarounds
Valuation and Value Creation
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Global Competition and Market Dominance

Concentration in Investments

Required Core
FINA 6320Advanced Financial Management3
FINA 6203Investment Analysis3
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:6
International Finance Management
Financial Modeling
Financial Risk Management
Fixed Income Securities and Risk
Investment Banking
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Private Equity
Valuation and Value Creation
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Portfolio Management
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Fund Management for Analysts
Fund Management for Managers
Global Competition and Market Dominance

Electives

Experiential Requirement
Complete 3 semester hours of experiential coursework:3
Experiential Education
Washington Campus Seminar
Global Project
International Field Study
Fund Management for Analysts
Fund Management for Managers
Open Electives
In consultation with faculty adviser, complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas:12
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MGMT, MKTG, SCHM, STRT, and TECE
Interdisciplinary Requirement
Complete 6 semester hours outside of D'Amore-Mckim School of Business; please consult program director for course options:6
Arts and Culture Organizational Leadership
Design for Behavior and Experience
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Database Management Systems
Introduction to Data Management and Processing
Applied Econometrics
Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers
Product Development for Engineers
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Computation and Visualization for Analytics
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Design for Storytelling
Economic Analysis for Law, Policy, and Planning
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Introduction to Computational Statistics
Information Design and Visual Analytics
Nonprofit Financial Resource Development

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

67 total semester hours required

Minimum 3.000 GPA required