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Master of Science in Quantitative Finance & Economics

Non-thesis Track


Required Courses (18 hours)

FIN 5322: Investment Analysis

*QFE 5310: Microeconomic Theory and Applications

*QFE 5315: Macroeconomic Theory and Applications

*QFE 5320: Econometrics

*QFE 5330: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy

*QFE 5340: Financial Econometrics

Elective Courses

Choose 3 hours from the following

CIS 5357: Computing for Data Analytics

*QFE 5335: Financial Analytics

QMST 5336: Analytics

Choose 9 hours from the following:

CIS 5355: Database Management Systems

*QFE 5353: Fixed Income Analysis

*QFE 5369: Internship

*QFE 5390A: International Economics

*QFE 5392A: Financial Markets and Institutions

*QFE 5392B: Securities Law 

*QFE 5395: Independent Study

QMST 5335: Forecasting and Simulation

QMST 5342: Probability and Statistical Models

QMST 5343: Data Mining

QMST 5390A: Statistical Computing

Required Core Course 18 hours
Graduate Electives
12 hours
TOTAL MSQFE 30 hours

 Thesis Track


 Required Courses (18 hours)

FIN 5322: Investment Analysis

*QFE 5310: Microeconomic Theory and Applications

*QFE 5315: Macroeconomic Theory and Applications

*QFE 5320: Econometrics

*QFE 5330: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy

*QFE 5340: Financial Econometrics


Thesis Credit (6 hours)


Electives (6 hours)

Choose 3 hours from the following:

CIS 5357: Computing for Data Analytics

*QFE 5335: Financial Analytics

QMST 5336: Analytics

Choose 3 hours from the following: 

CIS 5355: Database Management Systems

*QFE 5353: Fixed Income Analysis

*QFE 5369: Internship

*QFE 5390A: International Economics

*QFE 5392A: Financial Markets and Institutions

*QFE 5392B: Securities Law

*QFE 5395: Independent Study

QMST 5335: Forecasting and Simulation

QMST 5342: Probability and Statistical Models

QMST 5343: Data Mining

QMST 5390A: Statistical Computing

Required Core Course 18 hours
Graduate Electives 6 hours
Thesis Credit
6 hours
TOTAL MSQFE 30 hours