Curriculum

Curriculum Requirements

First Semester
(Fall)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 500 Introduction to Finance 4
FIN 553 Machine Learning in Finance
4
IE 522 Statistical Methods in Finance 4
IE 523 Financial Computing 4
Total required hours this semester: 16*
Second Semester
(Spring)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 512 Financial Derivatives 4
IE 525 Stochastic Calculus & Numerical Models in Finance
 
4

Electives
/

Concentrations /

early Practicum+ 



8
Total required hours this semester: 16
Third Semester
(Fall)
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 516 Term Structure
(1st 8 weeks)
2
IE 524 Optimization in Finance
(1st 8 weeks)
2

Electives
/

Concentrations /

Practicum+
 



12
Total required hours this semester: 16

Other Requirements:
- A minimum of 48 hours required to graduate
- Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 44
- Minimum GPA: 2.75
- Credit overloads may be available in 2nd and 3rd semesters
- Students may secure an internship in the summer between second and third semesters

+
Practicum must be taken in third semester if not taken in second semester
* Strongly suggested but not required

How the hours breakdown:

A Minimum of 48 hours required for graduation
28 Required core hours
4 Required practicum hours
16 Elective/concentration hours
48 Hours required to graduate