Study Plan
The MIF curriculum is designed to provide students with strong understanding of the fundamentals of financial theory and practice. You are given flexibility to customize yourcoursework to meet career and personal goals. Two tracks are provided a thesis track and non-thesis track.
 

Thesis Plan

Non-Thesis Plan

 

Number of classes

Number of credits

Number of classes

Number of credits

  Pre-courses (non-credit)

3

-

3

-

  Core courses

9

28

9

28

  Thesis

1

12

-

-

  Independent Study

-

-

2

6

  Electives

1

2

4

8

  Total

14

42

18

42

 

The purpose of our pre-course sessions is to provide students with no prior background a refresher course in mathematics, statistics, accounting, and economics. Depending on your undergraduate degree and work experience, the academic advisor will determine what courses you are required to take or be exempted.
There are a total of 9 core classes accounting for 28 credits. The objective of core classes is to provide you with a solid conceptual and practical foundation in financial accounting, micro and macroeconomics, corporate finance, investments, and research methods.
Electives titled selected and special topics in finance may vary providing flexibility for faculty to introduce new issues of current interest in finance. Topics have also varied to suit student area focus such as topics in corporate governance, structured products, Asian capital markets, or hedge fund management.
The thesis or research track aims to prepare you for research oriented careers, academic jobs, or prepare for more advanced degree in finance. There is emphasis on combining financial theories and learning research tools to conduct research. Students are required to complete a thesis and publish their work before graduation.
List of possible careers:
Researcher, Financial Economist
The non-thesis track prepares you for a variety of jobs in finance. Students are required to complete an independent study and a comprehensive exam before graduation.
List of possible careers:
Treasury Officer, Credit Officer, Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer

 

The first year

1st semester (9 credits) August-December

Credits

   MF610 Accounting for Financial Decision Making

3

   MF621 Financial Markets and Institutions

3

   MF641 Corporate Financial Management

3

 

2nd semester (9 credits) January-May

Credits

   MF640 Investments Theory and Asset Management

3

   MF642 Finance for International Business

3

   MF643 Financial Econometrics

3

 

Summer (6 credits) June-July

Credits

   MF630 Research Methods for Financial Economists

3

   MF650 Derivatives

3

 

 

The second year: Thesis Track

4th semester (10 credits) August-December

Credits

   MF645 Fixed Income Analysis and Equity Analysis

4

   MF800 Thesis

6

 

5th semester (8 credits) January-May

Credits

   MF800 Thesis

6

   Elective (Select 1 subject)

2

 

 

 

The second year: Non-Thesis Track

4th semester (9 credits) August-December

Credits

   MF645 Fixed Income Analysis and Equity Analysis

4

   MF791 Independent Study I

3

   Elective (Select 1 subject)

2

 

5th semester (9 credits) January-May

Credits

   MF792 Independent Study II

3

   Elective (Select 3 subjects)

6