Master of Science in Finance

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé with employment or other experience (optional)
  • Letters of reference (optional).


Under M.S.F. General Option, students are required to complete 6 hours of M.S.F. foundations of knowledge courses, 9 hours of finance courses and 18 hours of elective courses as outlined below.

  1. 6 semester credit hours of foundations of knowledge courses:

    ACC   5023   Accounting Analysis for Decision Making
    MS    5023   Decision Analysis and Production Management

  2. 9 semester credit hours of Finance courses:

    FIN   5023   Financial Management
    FIN   5633   Investment Theory and Problems
    FIN   6313   Modeling of Financial Decision Making 

  3. 18 semester credit hours of electives, at least 15 of which must be from the set of courses shown below. The Graduate Advisor in Finance must approve any electives chosen outside this set. The electives include:

    ECO   5023   Managerial Economics
    FIN   5033   Cases in Financial Management
    FIN   5413   Real Estate Finance
    FIN   5433   Real Estate Investment
    FIN   5453   Real Estate Development
    FIN   5713   Financial Markets
    FIN   5723   Fixed Income Analysis
    FIN   5733   Banking and the Financial Services Industry
    FIN   5813   Corporate Valuation
    FIN   5833   International Financial Management
    FIN   5853   Entrepreneurial Financial Management
    FIN   5943   Financial Statement Analysis
    FIN   6213   Speculative Markets and Securities
    FIN   6223   Corporate Risk Management
    FIN   6943   Finance Internship
    FIN   6951-3   Independent Study
    FIN   6973   Special Problems

  4. Comprehensive Examination. All candidates must pass a comprehensive examination administered by the Graduate Program Committee in Finance.

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