Curriculum Overview

The Smith Master of Finance Program was developed for full-time students  and can be completed in 9 to 15 months. Classes are held at the Smith School's Washington, D.C. campus in the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center and in College Park, MD.

Core Courses (14 credits)

The full-time curriculum consists of seven core courses providing a solid finance foundation:

  • Financial Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Valuation in Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Econometrics I
  • Financial Econometrics II

Elective Courses (16 credits)

Electives allow students the flexibility to specialize in a particular area of finance or to become highly qualified generalists.

  • Applied Equity Analysis
  • Bank Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Fixed Income Derivatives
  • Institutional Asset Management
  • International Corporate and Project Finance
  • International Investment
  • Portfolio Management
  • Quantitative Investment Strategies