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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration - Finance Concentration, (MS)


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Master of Science


Program objectives are: (1) an understanding of the general context of business in society and a foundation knowledge of the essential business functions; (2) acquisition of an advanced level of knowledge of a specialized business discipline; (3) ability to make significant professional contributions within a functional area of business; and (4) ability to compete effectively for professional positions in the private or public sectors.

Program Admission


Applicants to all MS programs in the Fogelman College must have the following:

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or institution;
  2. Application for admission and appropriate fee;
  3. Official transcript from each college or university attended;
  4. Satisfactory performance on undergraduate coursework and a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions test or the Graduate Record Examination GRE;
  5. International applicants must submit an acceptable TOEFL score.

Qualified candidates may enter these programs at the beginning of any semester.

The Graduate Non-Degree classification allows individuals who have not yet decided to pursue a graduate degree or who have professional development needs to enroll in MS courses (a maximum of 9 credit hours). To remain enrolled as a Graduate Non-Degree student, individuals must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students should note that the 9-hour maximum is more stringent than the University Graduate School policy.

Program Requirements


Prerequisite of MATH 1830 or its equivalent


Students with the necessary pre-qualifications may have the prerequisite waived by the program coordinator.

Each candidate must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of approved graduate courses


The 33 graduate credits include a minimum of 21 hours in the concentration (24 if a thesis is written; students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write).

Candidates must pass a written or oral comprehensive examination


Finance Concentration:


Two required courses (6 semester hours) and seven elective courses (21 semester hours) approved by the program coordinator.

Seven electives courses (21 semester hours)


Four elective courses (12 semester hours) must come from List A


The other three elective courses (9 semester hours) may come from List A, List B, or related courses approved by the program coordinator.

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