MS in Corporate Finance and Investments Curriculum

The Master of Science in Corporate Finance and Investments program can be completed in just 10 months in this two-semester program.

The MSFC gives you a deeper dive into financial markets, financial scenarios modeling and raising capital. The program requires 30.5 credits to graduate—23 required credits and 7.5 elective credits—and includes an experiential learning course requirement.

Prerequisites: Applicants should have taken Calculus I, Statistics and Microeconomics.

Core coursework includes:
  • Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Advanced Corporate Finance I – Valuation
  • Advanced Corporate Finance II – Financing
  • Investment Theory
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Investments Praxis
  • Options & Futures
  • Derivative Securities  
Elective Courses include, but are not limited to:
  • Venture Capital Methods
  • Private Equity Methods
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Hedge Fund Strategies
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Introduction to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Required experiential course:
  • CFAR Practicum

Experiential Learning

A practicum project, either through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) or Wells Fargo Center for Finance and Accounting Research, fulfills the experiential learning requirement.


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The program at Olin provides students the opportunity to gain on-the-ground experience with case studies and real-world interactions with business leaders and companies. For a foreign student like me, the robust academic and career support at Olin was an additional attraction.

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St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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