Curriculum

Loyola’s MSF program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB-International), ensuring all of your courses are relevant and meet current professional standards. Paced on a part-time basis, our program seamlessly integrates with your current professional and personal responsibilities, allowing you to immediately apply what you are learning and instantly increase your capabilities.

At Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, our focus on this duality is what makes our Master of Science in Finance program distinct, and it is what will distinguish you professionally. Our Jesuit philosophy and values-centered approach is committed to developing the whole person—in mind, body, and spirit—in all we teach. Yes, we will immerse you in a full and comprehensive finance curriculum, from theory to investment strategy to financial modeling. You will live it, breathe it, and know it inside and out. But we will also expect you to articulate this body of knowledge, in classroom discussions and even boardroom presentations. We also make sure that you, as a steward of such specialized knowledge, are strong in character, testing everything you learn against an ethical framework. Because we take the time to develop you as a whole person, beyond your intellectual capacity to understand the complexities of finance, you will leave here as someone who is crucial to the success of any organization. And it is why you, as a graduate of Loyola’s MSF program, will find yourself in such high demand.

The Master of Science in Finance is self-paced on a part-time basis with classes offered in the evenings during the work week. Program advisors are able to help you choose the courses to best suit your needs. Classes meet one night a week for 15 weeks per term during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Foundation Courses

Students entering the Master of Science in Finance come from all academic and professional backgrounds. Many already possess the coursework upon which the degree is built; however, foundation courses are offered for those who need them:

  • Fundamentals of Math for Business
  • Statistical Applications in Business
  • Global Economic Analysis
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Finance

Core Courses

The MSF is a uniquely focused business degree. It explores, in depth, the various areas of finance and its critical role in every business endeavor. Issues of leadership, compliance and transparency as well as collaboration with other functional areas are integrated throughout the program. The program helps develop financial leaders who are ready to take on the challenges of today's business environment. The program core requires eight courses:

  • Financial Applications and Strategy
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Theory and Modeling
  • International Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Valuation

Electives

To allow students to explore specific areas of finance, students are able to choose two elective courses to round out their curriculum. Some examples of electives include:

  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Special Topics in Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Special Topics in Real Estate

For more information on the Master of Science in Finance, including a review of your transcripts for an unofficial wavier analysis, contact us at 410-617-5067 or msf@loyola.edu. One of our advisors will be glad to speak with you. Detailed information on degree requirements and courses may be found in the graduate catalogue.

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