MS in Finance

The MS in Finance program provides students with a broad overview of the quantitative and qualitative aspects of finance, helping them understand what steps should be taken to maximize shareholder wealth. Students learn the technical skills of everything from valuation techniques, to forecasting methods, to the application of the time value of money, to building pro-forma financial statements.

Basic Requirements

Students interested in submitting a competitive application for the MS in Finance program should have a 3.0 GPA and at least a 600 on the GMAT exam. International applicants must also have at least a score of 100 on TOEFL or 7 or Higher on the IELTS. No prior work experience or prerequiste courses are required. 

Questions regarding the application process can be e-mailed to admissions@katz.pitt.edu.

Admissions

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Curriculum: Spring Term (15 credits)

Specialized courses and real-world application of fundamental tools and theories.

Course Credits
BFIN 2039 Investment Management/Capital Markets 3
BFIN 2036 Corporate Finance 3
BFIN 2030 Valuation 1 1.5
MS Finance Electives 7.5

Recommended Electives

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
Andrew Washburn

Faculty Director

Andrew Washburn
Clinical Assistant Professor
ajwashburn@katz.pitt.edu