The Master of Science in Finance at UIC Liautaud is a 32-credit-hour accredited program -- STEM designated -- at a Research 1 university overlooking downtown Chicago. MSF students gain a solid foundation in the principles of modern finance, and specialize in one of four areas: corporate finance, asset management, banking and capital markets, and commodities, derivatives, and financial exchanges. Students perform coursework in the Market Training Lab, a virtual trading center featuring state-of-the-art industry software.
The MSF program provides a strong foundation in the principles and practice of modern finance. The program introduces the latest concepts and issues affecting today’s financial professionals.
STEM-designation: The program is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designated for its focus on advanced quantitative skills.
Fast-paced and flexible: Thirty-two credit hour degree program that can be completed in one year full-time study (or more than one year of part-time study).
Areas of Specialization:
The program offers tracks including:
Market Training Lab: Virtual trading center featuring industry software products, and academic research data.
Financial Certification Preparation: Preparation for professional exams.
|Required Courses (12 hours)|
|Quantitative Methods in Finance|
|Electives (20 hours)|
|Elective courses will be selected in consultation with an advisor based upon student's educational and professional goals. Courses can be chosen from following list of approved electives; other courses may be chosen with approval of director of graduate studies. At most, 8 hours can be in disciplines other than finance.|
|Theory and Structure of Options and Futures Markets|
|Money and Banking|
|Financial Decision Making I|
|Empirical Issues in Finance|
|Special Topics in Finance|
|Independent Study in Finance|
|Financial Accounting I|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Corporate Valuation and Accounting Information|
|Data Mining for Business|
|Time Series Econometrics|
|Business Research and Forecasting II|
The Graduate Finance and Investment Group (GFIG) sponsors talks by Chicago finance professionals on recent developments in Finance.
Students participate in investment challenge competitions against other universities.
Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Trader, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking
The MSF program offers resources to enhance your educational experience including talks by executives from Chicago financial exchanges and trading firms. The market trading lab introduces software used by industry professionals.
Job search facilitated by the Business Career Center. Professional guidance enables an efficient job search tailored to career goals.
The Lab offers tutorials that introduce trading and statistical software.