MS in Finance and Business Analytics Curriculum

The Katz MS Finance and Business Analytics program requires at least three terms of study to complete the minimum 45 credits. Students who begin full-time studies in August may complete within 17 months for December graduation. Part-time students may complete in less than three years.

Core Courses (22.5 credits)

You must complete the following nine required core courses with a minimum grade of C or better.

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 1.5
BFIN 2410 Financial Management 2 1.5
BFIN 2145 Financial Modeling 3
BFIN 2030 Valuation 1 1.5
BFIN 2036 Corporate Finance 3
BFIN 2039 Investment Management/Capital Markets 3

Business Analytics Core Courses (16.5 credits)

Course Credits
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies (B or better) 1.5
BQOM 2512 Advanced Decision Tech 1.5
BQOM 2557 Multivariate Data Analysis I 1.5
BQOM 2578 Data Mining 3
BMIS 2588 Database Management 3
Data Programming (BMIS 2542 Python or BMIS 2526 Data Programming with R) 3

Electives (9 credits)

You may choose an additional nine credits of finance coursework. Popular electives include:

Course Credits
BFIN 2015 Short-Term Finance 1.5
BFIN 2042 Acquisition of Privately Held Companies 1.5
BFIN 2043 International Financial Management 3
BFIN 2051 Introduction to Derivatives 1.5
BFIN 2068 Markets and Trading 1.5
BFIN 2069 Fixed Income Securities 1.5
BFIN 2130 Valuation 2 1.5
BFIN 2140 Real Estate Finance 1.5
Data Programming (BMIS 2542 Python or BMIS 2526 Data Programming with R) 3
BIND 2024 Consulting Field Project (finance project) 3
BIND 2702 Global Research Practicum (finance focus) 3

To talk with an academic advisor about your specific situation, email MSAdvising@katz.pitt.edu.