Curriculum

Our graduate students are generally interested in three primary areas; Financial Planning, Financial Analysis, and Corporate Finance. The MSFS curriculum is rich enough to support all three areas of interest, and the robust choice of electives makes the program flexible enough to hone in on your specific career and educational goals.

MSFS Course Listing (detailed information at Course Descriptions):
3 core requirements + 7 finance electives  = 10 total courses

Core Requirements (Required)

  • FIN 550 Shareholder Value Management
  • FIN 600 Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • FIN 602 Portfolio Management

Foundation Requirements 

  • ACC 500  Accounting Concepts
  • DSS 500 Business Statistical Tools with Excel
  • FIN 500 Managerial Economics
  • FIN 503 Financial Management

Finance Electives (Select 7 courses)

  • ACC 601/FIN 603 Tax Planning for Management Decision Making
  • ACC 602 Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 601 Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 604 Personal Insurance Planning
  • FIN 605 Pension and Benefits Administration
  • FIN 606 Estate Planning
  • FIN 607 Risk Management
  • FIN 608 Advanced Financial Management
  • FIN 609 International Finance
  • FIN 610 Security Analysis of Investments
  • FIN 611 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 612 Derivative Markets
  • FIN 613 Finance Study Tour
  • FIN 770 Topics in Finance
  • MGT 552 Stakeholder Theory and Social Responsibility

Courses indicated in blue are part of the MSFS curriculum, and also comprise the CFP® Certification curriculum for students who have earned an MBA but lack requisite coursework to sit for the CFP® exam.

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The Haub School is AACSB-accredited in Business and Accounting – less than 5% of business schools worldwide meet this dual standard of excellence   The Haub School’s MSFS Program at Saint Joseph's University is the only regional Masters in Finance that is both AACSB accredited and CFP® Board Certified   U.S.News & World Report, Princeton Review, and Business Week have all ranked the Haub School as one of the nation’s top graduate business schools   Saint Joseph's University is one of only 142 schools nationwide with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, and has been recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma for five consecutive years with Outstanding Chapter Awards