The MF program can be completed in a 14 month period by students with non-business backgrounds. A minimum of one calendar year of residence is required for graduation for students with business backgrounds.
In order to fulfill the MF graduation requirements, a student must complete the following on a full -time basis as tabulated below. No project will be required
Course Type Credit Hours(Minimum)
- Core 21
- Electives 9
- Total Number of Credits Required for Graduation 30
The MF can be completed in three semesters (one year) in accordance with the recommended time frame suggested below for students enrolled in the program on a full-time basis.
Admission Requirements - Masters in Finance
Normally, there is one admission deadline a year: in February, for enrollment in the fall semester. For more detail, please refer to the Admissions section of the AUB graduate catalogue, under Application Procedures.
Criteria For Admission
To be eligible for admission to the MF program, a student must hold a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the requirements of the University for admission to graduate study.
To be accepted into the MF program, the applicant must possess an undergraduate university average in the last two years of study greater than 80 or equivalent. GMAT, GRE and work experience will not be required and the typical student will be a fresh graduate.
The program is open to students from other educational backgrounds including engineering, economics, mathematics, statistics and so forth. Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take at least two pre-requisite courses prior to enrollment in the core.
The graduate program consists of 7 core courses and 3 electives spanning the various areas of corporate financial management, risk analysis and management, investments and portfolio theory, quantitative finance.
The core courses are in the general area of:
- MFIN 301: Quantitative Methods of Finance
- MFIN 302: Financial Statement Analysis
- MFIN 303: Security Analysis
- MFIN 304: Financial Strategy
- MFIN 305: Structured Finance
- MFIN 306: Portfolio Management
- MFIN 307: Equity Valuation
Three elective courses may be chosen from the following list of courses:
- MFIN 351: Fixed Income Securities
- MFIN 352: Islamic Finance
- MFIN 353: Financial Econometrics
- MFIN 354: Credit Risk Measurement and Management
- MFIN 355: Entrepreneurial Finance
- MFIN 356: International Finance
Students not having an undergraduate degree in business will be required to take, prior to enrolling in the MF program, at least two pre-requisite/remedial courses of 3 credits each:
- Financial Accounting/Basics of Finance
- Quantitative Analysis/Economics
As mentioned previously, these students can complete the program in 14 months.